2005 – Current Commercial Driver License with endorsements for hazardous materials, tankers, double trailers, triple trailers, passenger buses, and school buses.
2016 Truck and Bus Safety Subcommittee Meeting, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies (TRB), Washington D.C.
2015 Technology and Maintenance Council research and forum education.
2015 Truck and Bus Safety Subcommittee Meeting, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies (TRB), Washington D.C.
2014 Distracted Driving certificate of training, Smith System Driver Improvement Institute.
2014 Truck Forward Motion certificate of training, Smith System Driver Improvement Institute.
2014 USDOT/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration safety audit on Atlantic Pacific Resource Group d/b/a Lew Grill Specialized Services.
2012 Forklift safety certification and training, MTS Freight.
2011 Heavy Equipment operation certification and training.
2010 LCV training, MTS Freight.
2009 LCV Certification, Sage Technical Services
2008 Certified Driving Instructor, Sage Technical Services
2007 US Army Heavy Vehicle Operator’s License
2005 Tractor-Trailer Driver TTD 150 certificate of training, Sage Technical Services.
2005 Certificate of Attainment, PTDI.
2005 Safety Management Council certificate of driver/dispatch relations, Sage Technical Services.
Warehouse Manager, Safety Supervisor, Training Supervisor, FMCSA Consulting
Assist in the setup and management of freight forwarding operations, warehousing, industrial safety programs, CMV driver training school, CMV driver training curriculum development, CMV instructor hiring and management, and special projects for fleet, industry, and government.
2003 – Current Atlantic Pacific Resource Group, Inc./Lew Grill Specialized Services, Billings, MT
Supervisor of Maintenance and Equipment, Transportation Consultant
Accident analysis and trucking litigation consulting, truck driving assignments, transportation studies, special projects, truck and trailer management, training program development and facilitation, various DOT projects for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Assistance in various truck-driving investigations, time and motion studies, turning studies, visibility studies, and human factors tests.
2010 – Current MTS Freight, Billings, MT
Truck Driver, Forklift Operator, Dock Supervisor
Local and regional LTL operations using 4 to 8-axle tractor/trailer combinations including doubles/triples, straight trucks, and lift gate operations. Forklift and dock work including loading/unloading of trailers, freight staging, and warehousing. Dock operations management including truck driver dispatching, manifesting, warehousing oversight, customer relations, and forklift operator management.
2008 – 2009 Briggs Distributing, Billings, MT
Local and regional truck driving and lift gate operations, customer relations including bill of lading management and cash/check/credit receivables.
2008 – 2013 Sage Technical Services, Billings, Montana
Truck Driving Instructor
Classroom, lab, range, and public road truck driving instruction on various tractor/trailer combinations.
2007 – 2014 US Army National Guard, Montana
Various military duties including specialized chemical training, equipment hauling, military/civilian driver relations, driver safety, truck-driving operation, close quarters backing/maneuvering.
2006 GEO Distributing, Billings, Montana
Local and regional truck driving operations. Customer relations including bill of lading management and cash/check/credit receivables.
Raised in a family environment that centered on truck driving and truck driver training, I have worked around large commercial vehicles and studied the intricacies of commercial vehicle transportation among the best in the industry. I received my certification as a commercial vehicle operator in 2005. I hold a CDL with endorsements for hazardous materials, tankers, double trailers, triple trailers, passenger buses, and school buses. I am certified for forklift operation and the operation of longer combination vehicles (LCVs).
For eight years I served in the US Army National Guard as a chemical specialist where I was called upon to teach truck and heavy vehicle operation and driver safety. I am currently an active truck driver for various companies and associate of Lew Grill Specialized Services. I have formal truck driver training and education from Sage Technical Services, MTS Freight, and the Smith System Driver Improvement Institute.
My family experience and lifestyle has always centered on the instruction and operation of heavy equipment and tractor-trailers. I currently serve as an understudy to Lew Grill as a trucking consultant and manage the trucks for Atlantic Pacific Resource Group. I have also assisted in over a dozen special studies and trucking projects covering safety procedures, Time and motion studies including visibility from CMV drivers’ point-of-view, starting/stopping, turning, and various other aspects of safe and efficient trucking operation. I have worked in various capacities at Sage, including classroom instructor, off-road driving range instructor, and on-road skills instructor.
I have over 10 years of combined experience as a truck driver, forklift operator, heavy equipment operator, truck-driving instructor, dock supervisor, truck-driving consultant, and accident investigator. I am a current member of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Young Member’s Council, and Young Professionals in Transportation. I have participated in educational training at the American Trucking Associations Technology and Maintenance Council. I am currently working on a project for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration relating to the testing protocol for Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) as required under the proposed rulemaking.