Brian Riker

Brian Riker

Evidence Solutions, Inc.
Available Nationwide
Hawley, PA 00000
Office: 866-795-7166

Brian Riker is a seasoned Transportation Safety expert with over three decades of experience in the trucking and transportation industry. Brian specializes in driver/fleet standard of care, hours of service issues (log books and ELDs), driver training, pre-hire qualification investigations, repair and inspection of commercial motor vehicles and non-traditional fleets and more.

He holds a valid Vehicle Safety Inspection Certification from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and maintains a clean, valid Class A CDL with tank, hazardous materials, double/triple trailer and passenger endorsements. Throughout his career Brian has logged over two million miles in various commercial motor vehicles including tow trucks, school and coach buses, traditional tractor trailers and light duty and CDL required auto transports.

Areas of Expertise
  • Accident Investigation
  • Bus & Truck Safety/Accident
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Tractors
  • Transportation Safety
  • Trucking

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: • FMCSA Registered Entry Level Driver Training Provider All Classes of CDL, All Forms of Training

• Valid Class A Commercial Driver License with all available endorsements except motorcycle issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This includes a current medical certification and hazardous materials endorsement. Previous Commercial Driver
Licenses issued from the States of Virginia and New Mexico

• Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Certified Safety Inspection Mechanic, class 7, authorizing
State safety inspections on all types of motor vehicles and trailers except motorcycles

• Certified Drug and Alcohol Testing, Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion

• Towing and Recovery Association of America Certified Master Tower (Level 2)

• American Towing and Recovery Institute (Wes Wilburn) certified in Advanced Light Duty,
Advanced Heavy Duty, Rotator and Rigging, Specialized Recovery Operations

• Previously licensed as a tow operator in Prince William County, Virginia

• Qualified tow operator for Albuquerque, New Mexico police rotation towing operations
• Qualified tow operator for Bernalillo County, New Mexico towing operators
• Qualified tow operator for Pennsylvania State Police authorized towing operations

• Crane Tech OSHA compliant Rigger Certification Level 1

• R&L Environmental LLC trained and certified in vacuum truck safety and operations
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) 2021 - Present
• Associate Member
Illinois Truck Enforcement Association (ITEA) 2021 - Present
• Associate Member since 2021
Towing and Recovery Association of America, Inc. 2018 - Present
• Associate Member (Member since 1994)
Southwest Tow Operators 2017 - Present
• Associate Member
Independent Auto Transporters Alliance 2017 - Present
• Associate/Founding Member
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: CDL Driver Training Program for Linde Corporation - 2018 – Present
• Lead Trainer

Tow Truck Operator Training for Insurance Auto Actions - 2023 – Present
• Developer and Lead Trainer

Tow Truck Training Class for American Towing and Recovery Institute - 2023
• Co-Instructor

Light Duty Tow Truck Training Class for the New Mexico Trucking Association 2017
• Co-Instructor

New Mexico Trucking Association Annual Competition 2012
• Technical Skills Contributor
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Expert witness consulting, reports and expert testimony, inspections, free CLE presentations.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $275
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $275
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $325
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $325
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel is billed at $137.50/ hr
Support Staff: $205/hr


Available Upon Request