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Robert Reed-areas of expertise
Trucks, tractor-trailer, and equipment hands-on management and work experience in operational, safety & training, maintenance, forklift operation and loading and unloading procedures. Inspection of equipment for proper maintenance, system failure, parts malfunction or defects. Driver and Industry standards, policy and regulations. Blindspot & perception analysis. Hazardous material regulations and training. GPS, ECM, and Computer records and paperwork audits & testing. Construction and specialized equipment inspection,training, maintenance and operation.
Featured services

Safety/Maintenance training & audits, truck driver & equipment operator training & evaluations, develop safety & maintenance programs, large scale DOT annual inspections, insurance company safety inspections,blindspot analysis, NFPA fire truck chassis inspections, hazardous material transportation, reconstruct/test equipment involved in failure/crash situations, review computer and GPS tracking records and ECM data and driving re-enactments, first point of perception studies and GPS system accurcacy testing, log audits and assist accident reconstruction in characteristics/tendencies of large trucks or equipment. Case study, records/reports review, research,analysis, and litigation support. Subrogation, Mediation, and Arbitration assistance. Interrogatories and Questions specific to your case for proper Discovery.
Prior Expert Work/Testimony - Commercial Driver's License Standards & Procedures, Driver Hiring & Qualifications, Proper Operation/Driving Trucks/Tractor-Trailers, Proper Maintenance, Tire & Wheel Loss, Hub Loss, Wheel Bearing Issues, Hydraulic Brakes Use & Failure, Air Brakes Use & Failure, Underride of Trailers, Welding, Design Defect, Cargo Overload, Proper Loading & Securement, Industry Standards Driver, Industry Standards Maintenance, 49CFR FMVSS/FMCSA/DOT/PUCO Regulations and Standards, Forklift Operation, 29CFR OSHA Regulations, Dock Accidents, Unloading Accidents, Construction Equipment Loading Procedures, 30 CFR MSHA Surface Mine Regulations, Air Ride Suspensions, Lighting Functions and Standards, CMV Parking Issues, Intentional Torts, Proper Training & Safety, ECM Records, Satellite Tracking Communication Records, Driver Record of Duty Status (Logs), Fatigue Issues, Negligent Hiring & Retention. Air Suspension Seats & Truck Driver Seat Belt Use, Federal Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR), Hazmat Tanker Driver Loading & Unloading, ABS Air Brakes, Driver Unloading Duties & Safety, Motorcoach Training & Operation, Motor Carrier Duties, Bus/Coach Operation, Parking Brake & Wheel Chock Issues, Uniform Traffic Code, Spring & Suspension Issues, Mechanic Job Tasks, Palletized, Packaging and Shrinkwrapping, Securement, Cargo Issues, Pallet Jack Operation, Lock-out/Tag Out Issues & Equipment/Vehicle Maintenance, Liftgates, Fall Protection, Workplace Safety, Accident Reconstruction Issues of CMV, Truck Driver Inspection, Annual/Periodic CMV Inspections, Driving & Perception Studies & Testing, Truck Blindspot, Commentary Driving, Driver Performance, Satellite GPS Accuracy & Reliability GPS Testing. ** Mr. Reed has provided court testimony in Ohio, West Virginia, Michigan, Florida, Texas, Kansas, New Jersey and New Mexico.
Clients and area served
Plaintiff and defense attorneys, prosecutors, police departments, municipalities, fire departments, leasing companies, insurance companies, associations, consulting firms, owner / operators, trucking/delivery and construction companies. Serves United States primary training area midwest states.