Experts on hand to solve business needs


Our industry-expert partners support our clients’ business needs beyond the policy. Leveraging these relationships allows for deployment of specialists dedicated to resolving or deploying solutions for specific client needs.

The Paladin Group has access to a top-notch team of industry experts dedicated to providing clients all of the resources needed for desired growth, success and evolution in a rapidly changing landscape.


Wrecker Assistance
ICOA Review/Drafting
Telematics, Crash Avoidance Tech ELD’s
Subrogation (Company or Driver)
Human Resource Experts
Attorney Referrals/Rapid Response
Risk Management Platform


Qualified and experienced professionals will assess the level of risk related to the program through our Independent Contractor Solutions assessment.


Our team will connect clients with experts in the independent contractor field. This will ensure compliance and proper insurance coverages for all involved.


The client’s contractor fleet program adjustments are made after collaborating with internal and external resources.

Fees and penalties can include any of the following:

– $50 per W-2 form not filed
– 1.5% of wages the employer should have paid
– 40% of FICA taxes
– Unpaid premiums
– Overtime
– Work-related expenses
– Unpaid sick/vacation pay

There can be added liability for intentional misclassification, including criminal fines up to $1,000 per misclassified worker and prosecution with prison sentences up to one year.

Independent Contractor Solutions

Our priority is to assess and provide consultation for clients whose business structure includes an asset-light, independent contractor fleet program.


Director of Independent Contractor Solutions


Transportation and Commercial Claims, Independent Contractor (1099) Model, Contractor Coverages, Project Management, Safety, Compliance, Litigation

Jack Mann leads The Paladin Group’s Independent Contractor Solutions (ICS). He has an experienced background collaborating directly with independent contractors, motor carriers and insurance markets as a partner and advocate. Jack has successfully assisted thousands of drivers and contractors in navigating the insurance and, at times, complex claims process.

His insurance brokerage and claims experience offered Jack an appreciation for and understanding of the transportation industry, the specialized markets and policies, and insight into the needs of drivers and trucking companies. As a result, Jack is passionate about providing clients with solutions to ensure compliance and appropriate coverages for the carriers and drivers.

Jack is also skilled in designing and managing workflow efficiencies which deliver automation and streamlined processes. He has earned his Transportation Risk Specialist (TRS) and Legal Principles Claim Specialist (LPCS) professional designations and was the recipient of the Employee of the Year award by one of the nation’s top 50 privately held insurance brokers prior to joining The Paladin Group.

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