The Massachusetts Independent Contractor Statute, G.L.c. 149, § 148B ("IC Statute"), makes it difficult and risky for most companies to classify workers in the commonwealth as independent contractors. Thanks to the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act, 49 U.S.C. § 14501 et seq. (FAAAA), and recent appellate decisions, motor carriers may be able to find a path around the IC Statute and limit the risks associated with the use of contractors. In fact, as explained below, careful and proactive motor carriers involved in the transportation of property may no longer have to satisfy the most challenging component of the IC Statute.