The Act provides that an owner-operator, which is an equipment lessor who leases her vehicular equipment with driver to a carrier, is deemed an independent contractor for purposes of workers' compensation.
Nathan, Pamela G.
"LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS Workers' Compensation: Owner-Operators of Vehicles Leased to Carriers Become Independent Contractors for Workers' Compensation Purposes,"
Georgia State University Law Review:
1, Article 28.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol8/iss1/28