Trucking Expert Witnesses

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Trucking expert witnesses specialize in a variety of fields, including transportation safety, logistics management, vehicle maintenance, freight and cargo handling, and commercial driving regulations. Some of the most common specialties among trucking expert witnesses also include accident reconstruction, hazardous materials (HAZMAT) transportation, fleet operations, driver training and compliance, and trucking industry standards. They have provided opinions on the effects of driver fatigue, improper loading, failure to adhere to safety regulations, negligent hiring practices, and mechanical failures.

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Paul HerbertView profile

ID: 128938

Mr. Paul Herbert

Mr. V. Paul Herbert has 47 years of experience in Transportation with expertise in Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety and Compliance. Formerly, this expert served as the Assistant Director and Hazardous Materials Specialist at California Trucking Association, as Director of Safety and Personnel at Kings County Truck Lines, and as General Manager at American Refrigerated Transport, Inc. Currently,...

Transportation Safety Expert Witness | South CarolinaView profile


Transportation Safety Expert Witness | South Carolina

This expert is a certified Director of Safety through the National Committee for Motor Fleet Supervisory Training. He has won a number of awards and is widely recognized in the industry as a leading subject matter expert. He has held numerous top level positions in fleet management, trucking, industry safety, and driver resources. The expert has also been on the boards of several safety...

Ronald Glenn AshbyView profile

ID: 221414

Mr. Ronald Glenn Ashby

Mr. Ronald G. Ashby has 49 years of experience in Transportation. He earned his BA in History, Political Science and Government from Western Kentucky University. Formerly, this expert served as a Program Manager in the State Programs Division, Safety Investigator in the Federal Highway Administration, and as the Officer-in-Charge in the Louisiana Division of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

Trucking Safety Expert Witness | New HampshireView profile


Trucking Safety Expert Witness | New Hampshire

This highly qualified expert has 36 years experience as a tractor trailer driver ans 28 years of experience as a driving instructor. He is trained in OSHA Safety regulations and Departmnent of Transport compliance guidelines, He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association and serves on the board of directors of the New...

Mark Lynn RespassView profile

ID: 557052

Mr. Mark Lynn Respass

Mr. Mark Lynn Respass has over 29 years of experience in the field of Trucking Logistics. This expert holds a Class A Commercial Driver's License. Formerly, this expert held roles as the Director of Safety at Pacific Shipping and Trucking, and at Western Distributing Transportation Corporation. He also served as the Senior Director of Safety and Compliance at Yellow Corporation. Currently, he...

Trucking – Transportation Expert Witness | FloridaView profile


Trucking – Transportation Expert Witness | Florida

This experienced trucking expert has been trained in safety supervision and accident investigation by the American Trucking Association and the North American Transportation Management Institute. He is a certified Director of Safety and a certified Driver Trainer. He has held a number of transportation safety, training, and management positions throughout his career and has specialized in...

Christina Diane KellyView profile

ID: 6219005

Ms. Christina Diane Kelly

Ms. Christina D. Kelly has 33 years of experience in the fields of Trucking and Commercial Vehicle Operations. Formerly, this expert served as the Director of Fleet Recruiting at Celadon Trucking Services, Inc., the Vice President at Successful Management Development Transportation Resources, Inc., and as a Transportation Safety Consultant at Wolf Technical Services, Inc. Currently, this expert...

Truck Maintenance Expert Witness | New JerseyView profile


Truck Maintenance Expert Witness | New Jersey

This expert has 40+ years of experience in the trucking and logistics industry, with the bulk of his experience in fleet maintenance. He has consulted for actors in the logistics space and is comfortable working with attorneys. For two decades he served as the director of maintenance for what was at the time the country's fourth largest freight tucking company: A-P-A Trucking. Later in his...

David Michael MohonView profile

ID: 6254234

Mr. David Michael Mohon

David M. Mohon has over 50 years of experience in the field of Public Safety. Formerly, this expert served as a Texas State Trooper in the Departments of Highway Patrol Services and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, as well as a Compliance Review Auditor. Additionally, he served as the Safety Director at Southern Mail Service. Currently, this expert is the Principal and Safety Consultant at...

Transportation & Trucking Expert Witness | AlabamaView profile


Transportation & Trucking Expert Witness | Alabama

This expert has 35+ years of experience providing safety and loss control for the Trucking Industry. He is certified by the National Association of Safety Professionals and the North American Transportation Management Institution. He has completed several courses regarding safety, loss control and compliance issues. Previously, this expert served as the Director of Loss Control and Safety for the...

Michael Allen O’DellView profile

ID: 6360993

Mr. Michael Allen O’Dell

Mr. Michael Allen O'Dell has over 25 years of experience in Trucking, Transportation, and Regulatory Compliance. He earned his HS Diploma from Aberdeen High School. Formerly, this expert served as a Dockworker, Driver, and Operations Supervisor at Overnite Transportation and Tractor Trailer Driver, Driver Development Instructor, and Driver Advisor at FedEx Freight. Currently, he is an Associate...

Large Fleet Management and Maintenance Expert Witness | MissouriView profile


Large Fleet Management and Maintenance Expert Witness | Missouri

This expert has over 40 years of trucking industry management experience in the Midwest region plus five years industry sales experience. He has been the Director of Maintenance for Schneider Transport, Inc., J. B. Hunt, Ruan Transportation, and Prime where he oversaw fleet logistics and maintenance, as well as coordinated all operational aspects from presentation, planning, implementation,...

John Paul HolderView profile

ID: 6765037

Mr. John Paul Holder

Mr. John P. Holder has 44 years of experience in Trucking and Transportation Compliance. Formerly, this expert served as a Motor Carrier Specialist for the Michigan State Police and as a Risk Consultant Manager for Ryder System Inc. Currently, this expert serves as a Department of Transportation Compliance Expert at Transportation Compliance Experts, Inc.

Trucking Safety Expert Witness | OhioView profile


Trucking Safety Expert Witness | Ohio

This expert has been working with commercial vehicles for over 40 years. He has directed multiple freight trucking companies, and currently he runs his own transportation service company, offering consulting services as well as training for maintenance, operation, performance, safety, and regulations related to commercial vehicles. This expert has published numerous articles on commercial truck...

Trucking Inspection Expert Witness | WisconsinView profile


Trucking Inspection Expert Witness | Wisconsin

This qualified expert of Trucking Inspection obtained his Technical Diploma in Auto Diesel Technology from the Nashville Auto Diesel College and currently pursuing a BA in Business at Ashworth College. He is Certified in CDL A Truck Driving, DOT Inspection, ASE (Auto Service Excellence) in A/C repair, TWIC (International Transportation) and is currently an Assistant Service Manager for a Trucking...

Truck Maintenance Expert Witness | UtahView profile


Truck Maintenance Expert Witness | Utah

This expert has served as a heavy equipment mechanic and maintenance specialist for over 30 years. He is ASE certified in 8 different areas as a Medium/Heavy Truck Technician and 5 areas as an Automotive Technician. He is a former mechanic for the Utah Transit Authority where he performed maintenance and repairs in a variety of areas including suspensions, rotors, brake systems, and hydraulic...

Trucking Safety and Driver Training Expert Witness | PennsylvaniaView profile


Trucking Safety and Driver Training Expert Witness | Pennsylvania

This highly-qualified expert has extensive experience in the transportation industry as a driver, driver trainer, and safety manager. She received her AAS in business administration from Erie Community College before earning her BS in business administration and marketing from the State University of New York at Fredonia. This expert holds a CDL Class A license and is certified as a director of...

Recreational Vehicles Expert Witness | ArizonaView profile


Recreational Vehicles Expert Witness | Arizona

This expert has 27+ years of experience in specialty vehicle engineering and design. Currently, he works as the Manager of the Vehicle Engineering Group for a large scientific advisory company. The expert earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and has authored multiple publications in his field. Previously, he was the Director of Engineering for Capacity Trucks and the...

Trucking Expert Witness | OregonView profile


Trucking Expert Witness | Oregon

This highly qualified expert has years of experience in transportation safety and trucking accident reconstruction. He received his BA degree from Western Baptist College and received a journeyman certification from Consolidated Freightways. He is a former transportation safety specialist at Safety Solutions and at the Oregon Department of Transportation, where he was involved in numerous...

Truck and bus Motor Carrier Safety Specialist Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile


Truck and bus Motor Carrier Safety Specialist Expert Witness | California

This expert has hove 40 years of experience in the field of trucking. He studied automotive technology a the College of the Canyons, and served as an apprentice automotive mechanic at Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi. He has continued to participate in in ongoing trainings offered in his field. He has previously served as a heavy equipment mechanic for the California Division of Highways, and as a...

Trucking Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a trucking expert witness in a legal case?

A trucking expert witness provides specialized knowledge about the trucking industry, including safety standards, regulations, and best practices. They can offer critical insights into cases involving accidents, maintenance issues, or regulatory violations.

What types of cases does a trucking expert witness typically handle?

Trucking expert witnesses often work on cases involving traffic accidents, cargo damage, driver negligence, vehicle maintenance failures, and disputes over compliance with federal and state regulations.

How can a trucking expert witness help establish liability in a truck accident case?

By analyzing evidence such as driver logs, vehicle maintenance records, and accident scene data, a trucking expert can identify breaches in safety protocols or regulatory standards that may have contributed to an accident.

Are there subspecialties within the field of trucking expert witnesses?

Yes, some experts specialize in areas like hazardous materials transportation, fleet management, driver training and certification, or specific types of commercial vehicles.

Why is it important to hire a trucking expert witness with experience in Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs)?

FMCSRs set national standards for commercial vehicle operation. An expert familiar with these rules can assess whether non-compliance played a role in an incident.

How does Expert Institute select its Trucking expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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