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My company lease 2 trucks to carrier to use them goods. The

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My company lease 2 trucks to carrier to use them for transportation goods. The carrier hire drivers for the trucks, dispatched them and do business. In return pay me 90% of the completed loads, but I'm responsible for the operation cost including the driver pay. In the end of the year Carrier issue Form-1099 for all the money they paid to me and I issue the same to the drivers I paid. I have written lease agreement contract with the Carrier. Do I need to have any contracts with the drivers? I don't hire them and I don
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Ray replied 1 year ago.

Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.

I would consider a contract between you and the drivers setting out that they are independent contractors and not employees and other terms you want to set out.Overall it is a good idea.You might want to include a noncompete to keep them from working for the competition.

You really should have local lawyer prepare this to give you max protection and avoid any complaints that they are employees here rather than a contractor.

You also want the contract to state that it is governed by the laws of your state and that any disputes are to be resolved in your county and state.

I appreciate the chance to help you today.Thanks again.