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Lyfting TNCs and On-Demand/Sharing Economy Companies Out of the Misclassification Abyss By Mandating Workplace Insurance in Driver...

Unlike traditional motor carriers that transport cargo, many Transportation Networking Companies (TNCs), e.g., Uber and Lyft, and similar on-demand/sharing economy companies (On-Demand Companies), e.g., GrubHub (a food...more

InterConnect - Fall 2017

Many outside of over-the-road motor carriers are taking notice of the looming Electronic Logging Device Mandate (ELD Mandate). We are seeing raised hands with many questions and some confusion at this very moment from a wide...more

InterConnect FLASH! No. 64 - NLRB Rules against Employee Status for Menard’s Drivers

A National Labor Relations Judge dismissed an action brought by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) regional director against Menard, Inc. (“Menards”) for misclassifying its independent contractor (“ICs”) drivers in...more

InterConnect FLASH! No. 63 - Employee v. IC: Dual Role of Agent and Small Fleet Owner

The ‘Agent Model’ is commonly used by motor carriers operating with independent contractors (“ICs”) to increase capacity in various markets. The model allows the motor carrier to align certain increased costs; e.g., sales,...more

InterConnect FLASH! No. 62 - Arbitration Clauses in IC Agreements: The Winds Are Shifting

Recently, the First Circuit Court of Appeals in a case of first impression (Oliveira v. Prime) further demonstrated the importance of choice of law provisions in Independent Contractor Service Agreements (“ICSAs”) as they...more

CSA Study Results Released

On June 27, 2017, the National Academy of Sciences (“NAS”) released its highly anticipated report on the Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (“CSA”) initiative as mandated by Congress in the Fixing America’s Surface...more

InterConnect FLASH! No. 61 - Regardless of Status (Broker/Motor Carrier): Contract & Control Still Matter

Courts continue to review the circumstances surrounding the degree of control exercised over transportation service providers. This has held true in several different segments of the transportation industry whether it is home...more

FMCSA Releases Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Rule

On December 2, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”) released a final rule creating the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (the “Clearinghouse”). The rule is designed to...more

InterConnect Flash! No. 57 - 10Tth Circuit Hurls Knuckleball at Carriers Attempting ELD Roll-Outs

While the rest of the country was basking in the glow of the Cleveland Indians improbable trip to the World Series last week (ok so maybe just the City of Cleveland) the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals threw a knuckleball to...more

InterConnect - Fall 2016

In May 2016, the Department of Labor released its long-awaited Final Rule on changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Final Rule—which will take effect in three months—will impact transportation employers...more

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