See link FedEx Drivers Improperly Classified as Independent Contractors  According to the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, FedEx improperly labeled delivery drivers as independent contractors which deprived them of employee benefits and rights.  FedEx had too much control over the drivers for them to be considered independent contractors.  South Carolina has specific rules to determine if truck drivers are employees covered by workers compensation or are not when the employer alleges that the driver is an indepedent contractor.  This is a complex legal issue and if you have this situation, please contact us for assistance.