Upcoming TCA workshops to explore technology considerations for independent contractors, transportation technology procurement, and data use in litigation.
Most of us have seen or heard first-hand how a lawsuit can damage or destroy a carrier’s business. Managing data controls through policies and procedures presents challenges that can be managed in-house. How do you manage that same data to protect yourself when an incident occurs with an Independent Contractor?
Reserve your seat today for these insightful 90-minute workshops led by facilitators from Benesch; limited seats available!
The following workshops focusing on transportation technology, procurement, and litigation are included with the purchase of this series:
March 10, 2021 at 1 p.m. ET — In-Cab Technology Considerations for Independent Contractor Drivers;
March 23, 2021 at 1 p.m. ET — Transportation Technology Procurement; and
April 20, 2021 at 1 p.m. ET — Data Use in Litigation.
In-Cab Technology Considerations for Independent Contractor Drivers:
Join Jonathan Todd and Helen Schweitz from Benesch on Wednesday, March 10th – set for 1PM Eastern as they kick-off the first workshop in this technology series to focus on In-Cab Technology Considerations for Independent Contractor Drivers. During the workshop, Jonathan and Helen will explore the intersection of technology and independent contractor relationships to help you identify new areas of risk and best practices for deployment of cutting-edge technology across independent contractor fleets.
The technological solutions that have driven efficiency and profitability are allowing for far greater visibility and access to data than ever before. The regulatory regimes that govern the use of technology and data are emerging as complex and aggressive tools for society that result in greater financial and reputational risks than ever before. Rounding the trifecta, independent contractor issues remain increasingly under threat with laser focused scrutiny on the relationship between carrier and contractor in this brave new world where the carrier is electronically “in the cab” with the contractor.
At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
- Anticipate practical aspects of the technology procurement and implementation lifecycle, and understand key decision points;
- Recognize the high impact risks as data collection and use continues to play a greater role in your business operations;
- Prioritize the internal and external resources that you may deploy for your tech and driver contracting, and day-to-day operational compliance; and
- Visualize the terms and conditions, policies, and other tools available to manage use of these technologies with your drivers and mitigate risk exposure.
Transportation Technology Procurement:
Facilitated by Mike Stovsky, this workshop will provide an overview of critical issues and risks, and how to handle and mitigate these issues and risks within the process of negotiating technology procurement agreements with key vendors. We will cover in detail a “day in the life” of a technology procurement transaction and discuss the following important aspects of technology procurement transactions:
- Critical elements of various types of transactions and agreements;
- Important business drivers and inflection (i.e., decision) points;
- Structure of various technology procurement transactions and agreements including on-premises licenses and off-premises BPO transactions (i.e., SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, TaaS) including common economic terms;
- Risks and risk mitigation strategies and provisions including: representations and warranties, indemnification, limitations on liability and liability caps including “market” options for these provisions;
- Data security and privacy risks and considerations, and methods of mitigating these risks including a discussion of the most recent and relevant new laws, rules and regulations applicable to transportation companies; and
- Experience based strategies in getting contracts with key vendors done in a pragmatic way based upon market terms.
Data Use in Litigation:
Facilitated by Eric Zalud, this workshop will discuss step by step processes and protocols that a motor carrier can take upon receiving the proverbial midnight call of a catastrophic accident, with a specific focus upon recent and evolving technological changes and developments, that impact that course of conduct. The workshop will provide:
- Practical tips for investigation and retention of various types of physical, technological and electronic evidence, including EOBR’s, drive cams, ECMs, GPS’s, Smart Phones, and other technological components of involved vehicles and the surrounding geographic area;
- Summarize and provide an update on the impacts of telematics and “Big Data” upon catastrophic MVA litigation (and litigation prevention);
- Discuss procedures for collecting the data, provide a comprehensive enumeration of data that should be collected, and provide guidance on the retention of the technological data to prevent spoliation claims, so that the tail does not wag the dog (And pushes back on the reptile); and
- Provide a dozen practice tips on pushing back, during daily operations of a motor carrier, on potential reptile theory attacks in catastrophic litigation.
To learn more about this series, to meet the facilitators, and sign up, visit www.truckload.org/events.
TCA’s Live Distance Learning is designed to let you engage in live learning experiences without leaving your desk or committing your entire day to a program. Through a digital platform, experts share their knowledge and insights as they facilitate live online conversations in convenient, 90-minute sessions. A single registration provides access to the entire live series and provides access to the recorded sessions.
By: Jim Schoonover, TCA’s Vice President of Operations and Education, and Kim Grimmick, TCA’s Associate Director of Education