Trucking Safety Standards Expert 455494 GA


Expertise Description

I have over 20 years of consulting experience in fleet management with an emphasis in public and private fleets. My expertise includes innovative solution architecture, environmental sustainability initiatives, continuous process improvement, and maximizing cost in strategic outsourcing. I have an additional focus in productivity, purchasing, and contract negotiations. I have spent more than 35 years as a trucking safety standards expert witness by providing clients with consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition.

Areas of Expertise


Relevant Experiences

I am a trucking industry professional with over 4 decades of experience in the heavy duty, over-the-road tractor and trailer industry. My career position have always included responsibility for truck and trailer acquisition, maintenance, safety/risk management, driver training and vehicle disposal. My career began in 1977. I worked initially for two Fortune 50 Corporations where my responsibility included fleets operating from multiple distribution centers. In 1992, I transitioned to the public sector. My last full-time assignment was for the City of San Antonio, Texas where the fleet consisted of over 5000 units including hundreds of tractor/trailers working primarily in the transfer of household waste, hazardous waste, and bulky waste (construction materials and landscape refuse); each category is routinely unstable. As a consultant I currently advise public and private fleet operators on vehicle specifications, operational efficiencies, safety and risk management and driver training. I hold a valid and current Class A (tractor trailer) Commercial Driver’s License.


Education

Degree Subject Institution
Master’s Program Urban Transportation Studies Georgia State University – Atlanta Georgia
B.A. Mercer University – Macon Georgia

Licenses Certifications

Certified Public Fleet Professional (CPFP)
Certified Public Manager – Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fl.
Certified Lean Six Sigma – Villanova University, Villanova, Pa.

Awards & Affiliation

National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA)
The Technology and Maintenance Council
Florida Assn. of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Public Fleet Hall of Fame- Charter Inductee

Primary Affiliation

National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA)



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