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Strategies that Maximize Efficiency and Minimize Risk in Working with Independent Contractors

Thursday, September 12, 2019

1:00-2:00 p.m. EST

Topic:  Operations, Fleet Management, Independent Contractors, Recruiting Processes, Onboarding Processes

Level:  All

Type:  Webinar


This Live Learning webinar provides 1 CE credit toward the Truckload Academy Human Resources Certificate and renewal of the Truckload Academy Certificate of Fleet Management (CFM)

Be our guest for TCAs next Truckload Academy Live webinar and learn new strategies that maximize consistency in working with independent contractors, leveraging new and existing information technology tools.  Ryan Kelly, CEO of Openforce and a former transportation attorney will kick off the webinar with an overview and description of various models, misclassification risks and risk mitigation tools.  Doug Grawe, General Counsel at Dart Network, will then deliver practical insights on how to implement different models and tools.  The webinar will conclude with five specific strategies you can immediately start implementing.

Join the online conversation and walk away with new insights to immediately start improving your model and working with independent contractors to help mitigate worker misclassification risk.

Specific topics Include:

  • Create a clear IC model that aligns your USDOT regulatory licensing model, your customer and customer contracting needs, your IC insurance requirements and your IC management lifecycle.
  • Define a holistic view of your information technology program that reinforces your existing IC lifecycle.
  • Identify tools, processes, and training areas that reinforce and allow replication of your current model.
  • Implement strategies to support the independence of independent contractors.

This interactive session will have the opportunity to ask questions and get the answers you need.

CEOs, COOs, operations staff, fleet managers, human resources personnel

  • Ryan Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, Openforce
  • Doug Grawe, General Counsel, Dart Network




Openforce, formerly CMS, was formed directly from the experience of our founders operating a company that utilized independent contractors. Frustrated by administrative inefficiencies and expanding legal constraints, the team set out to build a solution that would help companies do it right. Nearly 20 years later, entire industries are redefining conventional models of work that fall short on cost, efficiency, and meeting customer demand. Which is why from our technology platform to our superior services, we simplify everything IC to empower a world to work without limits.


Contact Jim Schoonover with any questions about the webinar.