Negligent hiring and negligent retention claims are on the rise in the transportation industry.
By one estimate, 72% of negligent hiring cases with payments to the injured party average in excess of $1.6 million.
This white paper written by Littler Mendelson attorneys outline how motor carriers can potentially reduce their exposure by conducting background checks that are more extensive than those checks currently required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
Additional background checks done for minimal cost can prove invaluable when making hiring decisions.
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