Minneapolis, MN Transportation Law Attorney, Jason Engkjer, talks about the owner-operator model in transportation law and if it’s under attack.
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The model is under attack. And some people say for good reasons. Some people would disagree. The reality of it is that how the owner-operator model is going to change over the next several years remains to be seen. And so it’s important from the lawyer’s standpoint to continue to monitor regulatory decisions, monitor the differing decisions that come out from the courts around the United States, understand how those decisions – how the regulatory agencies, how that affects or ultimately affects a client’s owner-operator program because the client, at some point in time, may need to change. May need to change a particular practice or change an item in a contract or those different things. And so you need to be prepared to be able to talk to a client and explain, “Here’s the situation, here’s what’s happening, and here’s why we need to be looking at things differently for your owner-operator model.”