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Managing Risks in Hiring Independent Contractors to Transport Construction Materials and Equipment

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Highway Builder - Spring 2014

By: Jennifer Horn & Cal Beyer
 
Heavy-highway contractors engaged in transportation and infrastructure projects frequently rely on independent haulers to transport materials and equipment. This practice also pertains to excavators, utility contractors, precasters, steel fabricators, pavers, and other contractors and material manufacturers. The use of independent contract haulers warrants a review of contractual risk-transfer procedures and controls to reduce latent liability for contractors and manufacturers alike. Failure to do so can result in significant insurance and risk management gaps that could result in financial losses and legal liability.
 
"Managing Risks in Hiring Independent Contractors to Transport Construction Materials and Equipment" was published in Highway Builder Spring 2014.