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Heavy Vehicle HazMat Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Oil Field Heavy Trucking, Oversized Load, Propane, HAZ-MAT, Hazardous Materials Certified, Electronic Log Expertise, Trainer, OSHA 10, 30 Certified, Standard of Care, Hours of Service, Double Triple Trailer Driving, Safety Risk Management, Trucking Industry Safety Standards, Truck Driver Actions, Reactions, Responsibilities, Qualifications, Training, Loading, Unloading of Hazardous Materials Safely, Accident Investigator, F.M.C.S.R. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Trained and Certified, Operation, Inspection, Maintenance of Tractor-Trailers

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SKILLS:

  • Heavy Vehicle and HazMat Expert
  • Oil Field Heavy Trucking Experienced
  • Oversized Load Experienced
  • Propane & (HAZ-MAT) Hazardous Materials Certified
  • Electronic Log Expertise & Trainer
  • OSHA 10 & 30 Certified
  • Standard of Care Expert / Hours of Service
  • Double / Triple Trailer Driving Experience
  • Safety and Risk Management Consultant
  • Trucking Industry Safety Standards
  • Truck Driver Actions, Reactions, Responsibilities, Qualifications and Training
  • Loading and Unloading of Hazardous Materials Safely
  • Accident Investigator
  • F.M.C.S.R. Trained & Certified
  • Operation, Inspection and Maintenance of Tractor- Trailers PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
  • Heavy Vehicle Specialist / Expert Witness in truck accident cases.
  • October 2016 – Present Nationwide
  • Specializing in Oil Field Heavy Trucking / Oversized Expertise
  • Propane and Hazardous Materials Certified Driver
  • Accident Investigator
  • Loading and Unloading Hazardous Liquids Safely
  • Loading and Unloading Pipe and other Flatbed Loads Safely
  • Operation, Inspection and Maintenance of Tractor-trailers and Tankers
  • Electronic Log Expertise and Trainer
  • OSHA 10 & 30 Certified
  • F.M.C.S.R. Trained and Certified
  • Professional Driving Issues with Double / Triple Trailer, Tanker Driving Experience
  • Trucking Industry Safety Standards
  • Truck Driver Actions, Reactions, Responsibilities, Qualifications and Training
  • Standard of Care Expert
  • Hours of Service Expert
  • Ability to Pass and Maintain two-year DOT Medical Certificate
  • Driver Skill Testing

Commercial Tanker, Hazardous Materials, Oversize Equipment Driver (contractor) Owner Operator, JWR Enterprises, Phoenix, AZ
July 2013 – Present Primarily in Western US
Specializing in Heavy Cargo / Oversized Hauling and Transport of Hazardous Liquids. (Crude Oil)
Oversize Hauling of Oil Field Equipment and other Oversize Equipment Requiring Permits
Independent contractor hauling crude oil from wells to refineries and crude oil facilities.
Extensive training for transporting hazardous liquids on & off road (dirt and difficult terrain).
Pulling double trailers to and from remote oil wells.
Compliant with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations: maintenance of vehicles.
Compliant with Federal and State Crude Oil Hazardous Materials handling and buying procedures.
Extensive experience with Hydrocarbons and Poisonous gases on oil and gas wells.
Ability to troubleshoot mechanical damage and wear on vehicles.
Utilize and Trained People-Net and Com-Data electronic log systems

Commercial Tanker & Hazardous Materials Driver; Safety and Compliance Director Golden Eagle Ranch Trucking, Bakken Fields, ND
September 2010-June 2013
Conducted monthly JJ Keller Heavy Vehicle Safety meetings
Investigated all crude oil spills and production water spills
Investigated all heavy vehicle accidents
Trained all new drivers on safe loading and unloading procedures of all liquids and Hazardous Materials
Compliant with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, CFR 49
Hauled production water and Frac sand to and from oil and gas wells

Commercial Bobtail & Hazardous Materials Driver Blakeman Propane, Buffalo, WY
October 2006 – January 2008
Delivered Hazardous liquids
Delivered propane to residential clients.
Inspected homes for propane leaks
Conducted customer awareness for leak detection
Delivered propane to oil and gas locations, Wyoming
Installed propane tanks and systems for residential and oil field customers

Commercial Tanker & Hazardous Materials Driver Dugan Trucking, Pinedale, WY
1995 – April 2004
Delivered production water and road base to Wyoming oil and gas fields
Delivered Liquid Helium and various other Hazardous Materials throughout the lower 48 states & Canada
Compliant with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR)
Experienced in extreme winter driving conditions

Commercial Tanker Driver Waller Trucking, Big Piney, WY 1993 to 1995
Delivered production water to Wyoming oil fields
Compliant with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR)
Experienced in extreme winter driving conditions

Business Owner
Two Rivers Emporium, Pinedale, WY 1994 to 2006
Owned and operated an Orvis retail fly fishing and Orvis endorsed guide service
Sold business in fall of 2006

Ranch Hand, Farrier, and Big Game Guide 1979 to 1994
Sublette County, Wyoming

Truck Driver
U Drive Ready Mix 1975 to 1977
Tucson, AZ
Hauled sand and gravel for family business during high school
Responsible for all trucks maintenance.

LICENSES:

CDL:
Class A with endorsements: T (Double & Triple Trailer, Tanker) & X (Hazardous Materials) Certified for operation of Longer Combination Vehicles (LCVs)

PROFESSIONAL DRIVING RECORD and EXPERIENCE:

No violations, out of service violations, nor accidents on driving record
Bobtail 75,000 Miles
Tanker and Belly Dump 550,000 Miles
A-train (two-trailers) Hazardous Materials 500,000 Miles
Flatbed and Oversize Loads 100,000 Miles
Over 1.2 Million Safe Driving Miles

SOCIETIES & MEMBERSHIPS:

Southwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators (SATAI) – Member 2017
COOL (Continental Owner Operators Ltd.) Safe Driving Awards 2014, 2015, 2016
Trout Unlimited, Cody, WY – Chapter Member

OTHER TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS:

OSHA 30, Online Certificate course; 3.12.18
Building a Smarter Compliance Program. JJ Keller DOT Course. Salt Lake City, UT.; 10.10.17
Electronic Logging Devices. JJ Keller DOT Course. Salt Lake City, UT.; 10.10.17
US DOT CMV Inspection and Crash Investigation Course. Transportation Safety Institute, Oklahoma City, OK., August 14-18, 2017.

Providing Dynamic and Convincing Testimony training class. Code 4 Public Safety Education Association, Inc., Online July 11, 2017.

U.S. Department of Transportation CMV Periodic Inspection and Maintenance Course. Transportation Safety Institute, Oklahoma City, OK., April 25-27, 2017.

Smith System Comprehensive Driver Safety Training; Various courses. 12 different courses from 2010 to 2016.

Hazardous Materials Regulations 177.800 (a) (b) (c) 49 CFR Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations loading and unloading; Iowa Tank Lines Roosevelt, UT, December 29, 2015.

Air Brake Adjustment and Inspection Training, 396.25 (1) (2) (3) 49 CFR Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, Iowa Tank Lines, Roosevelt, UT, December 30, 2015.

H2s awareness workshop, fit test for SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus), Iowa Tank Lines, Roosevelt, UT, December 2015.

Safe Land USA workshop PEC-TRAP Hazardous Materials and Oil and Gas safety, Medora, ND, January 2014.

Longer Combination Vehicle Certificate Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 49 CFR 380.203 (a) and 380.205 (a), Black Hills Trucking, Gillette, WY, January 2013.

Pipe Loading, Unloading and Securing to Federal Standards, Workshop, Black Hills Trucking, Gillette, WY, January 2013.

H2s awareness and fit test for SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) Missouri Basin Well Service, Medoria, ND 2010, 2011, 2012.

Air Brake Adjustment and Inspection Training, 396.25 (1)(2)(3) 49 CFR Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Missouri Basin Well Service, Medoria, ND 2010, 2011, 2012.

Conoco Phillips Rocky Mountain Safety workshops, Watford City, ND 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

Hess Oil and Gas H2s awareness and safety workshops, Keene, ND 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

OSHA 10 permanent card, Williston, ND, September 2010.

Propane delivery and Hazardous Materials workshop, Casper, WY, October 2006.

EDUCATION:

  • Northwest College, Powell, Wyoming, Drafting program (AutoCAD 2008)
  • Sheridan College Drafting program, Sheridan, Wyoming (AutoCAD 2007)
  • Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, Oregon (general studies 1978)
  • Palo Verde High School, Tucson, Arizona- Graduated 1977

PERSONAL:

On my personal time, I enjoy:
Fly Fishing, Hunting, Riding Horses and Nordic Skiing; all with my wife, Karen.

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