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In-Cab Technology Considerations for Independent Contractor Drivers

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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.

March 10 – In-Cab Technology Considerations for Independent Contractor Drivers
Join Benesch’s Partner Jonathan Todd and Associate Helen Schweitz at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 10 for the first workshop in a series as they 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.

March 23 – Transportation Technology Procurement
Join Benesch’s Mike Stovsky at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 23 for the second workshop in the series as he focuses on transportation technology procurement and provide an overview of critical issues and risks, how to handle and mitigate these issues and risks within the process of negotiating technology procurement agreements with key vendors.

April 20 – Data Use in Litigation
And lastly, join Benesch’s Eric Zalud at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 20 for the third workshop in the series as he focuses on transportation technology litigation and step by step processes and protocols that a motor carrier can take upon receiving the proverbial midnight call of a catastrophic accident.

Registration Pricing:

$99 for TCA Members;
$199 for TCA Non-Members

Pricing includes access to all three workshops.

In-Cab Technology Considerations for Independent Contractor Drivers: 

Helen M. Schweitz, Associate, Benesch

Helen is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property/3iP Practice Group, where she focuses on technology transactions, licensing, online contracting, and data privacy and security. She drafts and negotiates business-critical intellectual property (IP) and information technology (IT) agreements, including software-as-a-service (SaaS), IT services, data licensing, content licensing, maintenance and support, reseller, development, collaboration, and data protection agreements.

 

 

 

Jonathan R. Todd, Partner, Benesch

Jonathan’s nationally recognized practice focuses on the domestic and international movement of goods. He leads clients through supply chain management, customs and international trade, transportation, and logistics challenges. Those clients include manufacturers, distributors, retailers, carriers, brokers, and forwarders at every step of the end-to-end supply chain. Their objectives often require drafting and negotiation of contracts, business operations consult, mergers and acquisitions strategy, regulatory compliance counseling, and enforcement defense during investigations and audits.

Transportation Technology Procurement: 

 

Mike Stovsky
Chair of Benesch’s Innovations, Information Technology & Intellectual Property (3iP), Data Security and Privacy, Blockchain and Smart Contracts practices, and Executive Committee Member
Benesch

1 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 23 

During this second workshop, Benesch’s Mike Stovsky will focus on transportation technology procurement. He 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. Mike will also 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: 

 

Eric Zalud
Associate Chair, Litigation Practice Group; Co-Chair, Transportation & Logistics
Practice Group; Executive Committee Member

Benesch

1 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 20

During the third workshop, Benesch’s Eric Zalud will focus on transportation technology litigation and 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.

Questions?

Contact Jim Schoonover with any questions.