DOT, FMCSA and Transportation Expert Witness
Leslie Smart provides services in the following areas of expertise:
Bus & Truck Safety/Accident
Car & Truck Rental
Infotainment & Telematics Systems
Oil & Gas
Safe Loading / unloading of trucks, tractor trailers & containers.
Safe Truck Load Retention & securement
Driver program management
Safe fleet operation & industry best practices
DOT/FMCSA regulation & compliance
Fleet Maintenance – both internal, through fleet management company, and by contract with established national companies such as Penske & Ryder.
Safety – Training; Manuals; Operations (Fleet & Warehouse)
Safety Training - Drivers & back office personnel re fleets
Slip and Fall
Seat Belts (in my case vehicle occupant sensor & it performance/lack thereof comes to mind)
Vehicle Restraint System (e.g. system also should include functioning air bag system if properly equipped)
DOT regulations & compliance
FMCSA regulations & compliance
Security – plant, manufacturing facility & associated personnel
Law Firm Consulting
Brakes – Light vehicles; Trucks; Tractor Trailers; Vans; SUV’s etc
Emergency Response & Management
Litigation Support Services
Les provides unbiased and impartial expert testimony and litigation support services for both plaintiff and defense attorneys.
He has performed as an expert witness for the plaintiff in an injury law suit involving a truck that resulted in a multi-million-dollar settlement through mediation subsequent to his deposition.
Areas of Expertise
DOT & FMCSA Compliance; Trailer Load Expert; Hazmat Transportation Expert; Truck and Tractor Trailer Specifications Expert; Truck Maintenance Expert; Truck & Driver Safety Expert; Driver & Fleet Compliance; Distribution - Truck; Tires; Cargo Retention (Tractor Trailer).
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Professional Associations: Member of N.A.F.A. & N.T.E.A.
Extensive experience using Penske, Ryder and other providers under contract.
National Association of Fleet Administrators
National Truck Equipment Association
Published author for Business Fleet; Work Truck & Heavy Duty Trucking. (A dozen articles or more may be found on the Business Fleet website: www.businessfleet.com search for his name.)
BS, 3 yrs of study completed. Concordia University, Montreal Quebec