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 Expert  722585

Expert in Trucking Regulations, Safety & Operations, Intermediaries, Cargo Claims, Contracts, Leases, Docks

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Pennsylvania (PA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert is admitted to practice transportation administrative law as a Registered Transportation Practitioner (Non-Attorney Practitioner, formerly ICC Practitioner) since 1978. As such, he is exposed to the various Department of Transportation Codes, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, Economic Regulations, statutes involving truck, freight broker, freight forwarder, 3rd party logistics providers, rail, and passenger transportation, standards of care, and industry practices.

He has been involved in distribution management through his ever-increasing responsibilities with his Fortune 100 employers. He has taught distribution, sales, and marketing related subjects for over 10 years at Los Angeles Pierce College in Woodland Hills, CA and California State University-Northridge. He is a transportation consultant in private practice.

Expert has spent his entire working career involved with the transportation, handling, packaging, management, and processing of freight transported by air, truck, rail, and ocean carriers. This includes transportation in interstate, intrastate, and international commerce.

Expert has been involved with freight loading systems on both functional and management levels. This involved designing, implementing, and managing freight loading systems for manufacturing, distribution, and warehousing operations through his employment and consulting.

Expert has operated, managed, and purchased trucking services of virtually every type and variety giving him the advantage of an in-depth knowledge of trucking services from the prospective of both operations and user. As a fleet manager and as a consultant, he has a comprehensive knowledge of the regulations, operational considerations, and industry practices applicable to truck and heavy truck for-hire services.

Expert edited and published a book in this area as well as managed the U.S. Department of Transportation Compliance preaudit services provided by his consultant firm.


Department of Transportation transportation code


transportation code


trucking safety


distribution management




freight handling




freight loading system


loading dock


heavy truck




regulatory compliance auditing


trucking regulation


cargo claim

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Rochester, New York;  Syracuse, New York;  Utica, New York;  and Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Often requested
with this expert:

Transportation, Cargo Claims, Risk Evaluation
Truck Safety and Driving and Heavy Construction Equipment
DOT/ UN Regulations, Package Testing
Transportation, Logistics, Natural Gas, Supply Chain, Port...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1976   A.S.   Business   Mercy College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2002 to







Expert witness and consulting services are provided by Expert in motor carrier/rail administrative law; truck involved accidents; physical distribution management; shipping dock operations; regulatory compliance; transportation economics; motor carrier/driver safety and operations; freight broker operations; passenger operations; loss and damage claims; contracts, rates and leases; warehousing; and traffic management, since 1989.

1980 to 2002


Commercial Transportation Consultants, LLC



V.P. & Founder


He provided administrative law representation, tariffs and rates, contracts, leases, motor carrier/driver compliance and safety consulting, and service bureau functions before motor carrier state, Federal and Canadian administrative agencies. Shippers are represented in distribution, traffic, rate issues, and loss and damage claims.

1989 to 1991


CamTran Industries



G.M. Dir. of Business Development


Expert worked for a diversified transportation, distribution and warehousing company based in Oxnard, California.

1981 to 1989


Northrop Corporation


Ventura Division


Transportation Manager and Logistics Planner


He had various staff and management positions such as Division Traffic and Transportation Manager responsible for all domestic and international transportation including a private truck fleet; transportation of classified goods; receiving; shipping; hazardous materials transportation; packaging design, engineering, and testing; with an annual budget in excess of $7 million. He also served as a Logistics Planner responsible for planning, development and implementation of material handling systems for design and construction of a state of the art 700,000 square foot manufacturing facility designed for manufacturing and handling explosive devices.

1967 to 1980


IBM Corp.


Electronic Semiconductor


Traffic Manager


Expert worked for IBM in New York, New Jersey, and Vermont in various staff and management positions. He held such positions as Traffic Manager of IBM's two million square foot electronic semiconductor manufacturing facility in Vermont. He was responsible for all transportation procurement activities, procurement administration department, and hazardous materials procurement. He also served as Transportation Administrator responsible for Transportation Activities and functional auditing of numerous Divisional, Subsidiary, and Corporate Headquarters locations in the New York metropolitan area.

1964 to 1967


J & T Trucking



Part Owner


This was a diversified local trucking business.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Association for Transportation Law, Logistics, and Policy; the American Society of Transportation and Logistics; the North American Transportation Services Association; The National Forensic Center; the American Cash Flow Association; and Truck Writers of North America.


He is a Registered Transportation Practitioner, admitted to the bar of the Interstate Commerce Commission, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Highway Administration, and Surface Transportation Board of the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 1978. He is Certified in Transportation and Logistics (CTL) by the American Society of Transportation and Logistics, 1986. He is a Certified Factoring Specialist (CFS) by the International Factoring Institute, 1995. He is a Certified Capital Specialist (CCS) by the American Cash Flow Association, 1998(Gold, Lifetime Member). Expert holds a California Teaching Credential (Lifetime) since 1981. He attended the Academy of Advanced Traffic, NYC, NY in 1973. He completed the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) Internet Training Program and Testing in 2003. He is a member of the Round Table Group (Scholar, Adjunct Faculty Member), admitted in 2003.

Professional Appointments

Expert has served as Treasurer and Board Member, Bradford/Sullivan Counties Chapter, of the American Red Cross from 1992–2001. He was Treasurer for the Association for Transportation, Law, Logistics and Policy, Los Angeles Chapter from 1982-1992.


He has received numerous awards and letters of commendation for achievements from the U.S. Air Force, IBM Corp., and Northrop Corp.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has one patent involving barge transportation, numerous articles, and two books on transportation safety and economic issues.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1995 to 1997   Missouri Transportation & Highway Dept.   Expert Witness   Expert evaluated a building in Kansas City, Missouri for its use as a warehouse in a condemnation proceeding.
1997 to 1998   Missouri Transportation & Highway Dept.   Expert Witness   He evaluated a building in St. Louis, Missouri for its use as a warehouse in a comdemnation proceeding.
1999 to 1999   Missouri Transportation & Highway Dept.   Expert Witness   Expert served as an expert witness for a truck accident involving a narrow bridge.
1999 to 1999   Ohio Transportation Dept.   Expert Witness   He served as an expert witness for a truck accident involving road construction.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has consulted with over 1,000 trucking companies and freight brokers on administration; transportation rates, contracts, and leases; transportation law; safety and regulatory compliance; and State and Canadian administrative and regulatory compliance.
  • He has written hundreds of motor carrier safety and regulatory compliance procedures manuals.
  • Expert performed and managed on-site safety compliance reviews.
  • He consulted with a major investment firm on the economic impact to the transportation industry with the changes in the hours of service regulations implemented by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
  • He has consulted with numerous manufacturing and distribution companies on transportability engineering, claims control/reduction, and transportation security.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in transportation of material.
  • Expert in transportation and the proper securing of pipe for trailer transport.
  • Packaging expert for consulting on effective equipment packaging methods.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has provided expert witness services throughout the U.S. for law firms, insurance companies, and State and Federal agencies in over 1,000 cases from 1989 to the present.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in Cargo securement.
  • Expert for consulting on drop lot operations litigation
  • Expert for litigation involving interstate commerce (Cargo Transport) loss.
  • Truck packing safety and compliance expert for litigation involving a serious injury to driver.
  • Expert for consulting on who is liable for injuries to trucker who was crushed when cargo fell out of container upon unsealing.
  • Expert in Standard of care for semi truck drivers.
  • Cargo loading expert for consulting on over the road freight loading custom and practice.
  • Transportation expert needed for consulting regarding transportation regulation issues.
  • Expert in Proffessional Liability:
  • Loading dock expert needed for consulting on Loading dock safety and procedures.
  • Trucking/packaging expert needed for consulting on transporting and palletization of large cooling units for computer industry.
  • Expert in manufacturers liability for consulting on cargo securement on a flatbed truck.
  • Expert in logistsics of a warehouse for consulting on premises liability with regard to an injury.
  • Trucking expert for consulting on overloading of trucks from excavation site causing death accident.
  • Expert for consulting on trucking costs.
  • Expert for consulting on materials/freight handling injury.
  • Expert for consulting on Compulsory driving of delivery truck in excess of 12 hours per shift.
  • Lawsuit shipping expert for consulting on Personal Injury lawsuit.
  • Expert in wage and hour class action litigation in trucking industry.
  • Expert in freight forwarding for consulting on bills of lading, ocean freight.
  • Trucking regulations expert for consulting on facts surrounding automobile accident.
  • Expert in transport logistics for consulting on freight brokerage & commission contracts.
  • Expert in transport logistics for consulting on incorrect loading/ unloading procedure.
  • Expert in cargo containers for consulting on loading and leasing.
  • Expert for consulting on roadway and highway construction in Arizona.
  • Expert witness heavy truck california for consulting on Litigation: Garbage Truck tag axle repair - resulting in death.
  • Trucking equipment expert needed for consulting regarding a trucking equipment accident.
  • Expert with knowledge of trucking industry standards and distribution facility management for consultation.
  • Truck and trailer expert for consulting on litigation case.
  • Expert witness in oil and brine water for consulting on explosion of a brine water tanker.
  • Loading dock safety expert for consulting on forklift & truck safety.
  • Trucking expert in California for consulting on trucking regulation compliance in litigation matter.
  • Truck safety expert in Missouri for consulting on truck tire inflation practices & requirements for drivers and trucking companies.
  • Expert in State of California regulations of drivers and motor carriers for consulting on Title 13 , Sec. 1200 etc of Cal Regs or Title 49 of the Fed. Code of Regulations.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
He taught marketing and sales at Los Angeles Pierce College from 1981 to 1991.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

He has developed and participated in numerous training programs and seminars to transportation groups, trade associations, manufacturing firms, and bar associations.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert taught transportation services and managed the transportation procurement departments at IBM and Northrop for 23 years.

Other Skills and Services

He taught transportation related courses, business law, and ICC Law and Practice at Los Angeles Pierce College and California State University, Northridge from 1981 to 1991.


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