Truck Maintenance Expert Witnesses

Truck maintenance expert witnesses may write reports and testify regarding federal motor carrier safety regulations, qualifications of truck drivers, federal motor vehicle safety standards, and truck maintenance, among other topics. In Maintenance Musts, Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor, writes:

Vehicle maintenance is one of the top areas where fleets are at risk under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new CSA 2010 program.

Carrier safety risk management firm Rair released a report comparing the safety methodology under the new Comprehensive Safety Analysis program to the older SafeStat records of more than 64,000 fleets. It showed fleets are most at risk from deficiencies in fatigued driving (hours of service violations), but next is vehicle maintenance.

According to Rair President and CEO J.J. Singh, “vehicle maintenance is the dark horse” among the seven Behavior Analysis and Safety Im­prove­ment Categories, or BASICs.

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