Robert R. Reed

Robert R. Reed

Reed Transportation Service Inc.
4475 Beacon Hill Road
Columbus , OH 43228
Mobile: 614-216-3585
Office: 614-853-0340
Fax: 614-853-0340


Mr. Reed has over 25 years of hands-on experience in operation and maintenance of trucks, tractor-trailers and construction equipment along with 10 years in management of operations, safety and maintenance in the trucking and construction industry. He has 3 years teaching in the Ohio Vocational School system and has worked as a consultant/expert since 1989. He has worked on many cases involving truck driver & equipment operator issues along with maintenance or failure issues with commercial vehicles and equipment or their systems for both Plaintiff & Defense. Assists and performs accident reconstruction with the characteristics and tendencies of large trucks and equipment as well as the inner-workings and modern technology of industry. Performs complete inspection of vehicles and equipment for defects or to certify safety in accordance to proper procedures, regulations, and standards. Reviews and audits computer records, cellular or "GPS" tracking records, driver logs and required documents of the industry for compliance to regulations and operating procedures.. Driver re-enactment's, inspections, reconstruct/test equipment, scene work & skid testing, analysis & reconstruction of industrial equipment accidents, case review, and demonstrative exhibits upon request.

Trucks / Bus / Forklifts
Commercial Vehicle / Operation / Maintenance
Commercial Driver License (CDL)
Air Brakes / Hydraulic Brakes / Electric Brakes
DOT Rules / Regulations (FMCSR)(FMVSS)
DOT Inspections / Vehicle Defects
Satellite, ECM & "GPS" Testing & Records
Drivers Hours of Service / Fatigue
Loading and Unloading / Forklift / Mobile Crane / Cargo Equipment
Construction Equipment / Heavy Haulers / Off-Road Equipment
Cargo Securement / Material Handling
Wheel-Off / Hub-off / Tire Incidents
Conspicuity / Lighting / Underride Issues / Perception Studies
Steering / Suspension / Hydraulics
Intentional Torts / Wrongful Death / Product Liability
Arbitration / Mediation / Subrogation
Hazardous Materials Transportation (HMR)
OSHA Regulations & Standards
MSHA Regulations

Areas of Expertise

  • Accident Investigation
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Automobile Mechanical & Body Repair
  • Automotive
  • Black Box/Data Recorder
  • Bus & Truck Safety/Accident
  • Construction Safety
  • Data Communications
  • Driver Behavior
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • Failure Analysis
  • Fatigue
  • Forklifts
  • Logistics/Freight Forwarding
  • Packaging
  • Products Liability
  • Slip, Trip & Fall
  • Technology
  • Tires
  • Tractors
  • Traffic/Highway Safety
  • Transportation Safety
  • Trucking
  • Visibility
  • Warehouse Operations

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Please see CV
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Please see CV
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Please see CV
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: over 1000 *estimate
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Truck, tractor-trailer and forklift crashes, driver log audits, loading and unloading injuries, Federal Motor Carrier Regulations, Federal Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR), intentional torts, product liability, case evaluation, report reviews, evidence recovery, driver and maintenance standards, air brakes, hydraulic brakes, electric brakes, welding, design defects, wheel-off incidents, air seats, hazardous material tanker explosions, equipment overloading, backing crashes, truck and motorcyle crashes, vehicle inspections and testing, lighting issues, perception studies, GPS accurcacy & reliability testing, multiple underride cases, construction accidents, subrogation, mediation, and arbitration. Defense and Plaintiff
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 55 estimate
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 35 estimate
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: approximately 165
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: July - 2018
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Approx. 26 - Passed Daubert-Kumho in Court Hearing Challenge - Truck Driver Expert 9/24/02 Franklin County - Ohio
Passed - Robinson-Gammill/Daubert Hearing Challenge
April 3, 2006 Houston , Texas
Federal & State courts - New Jersey, Ohio, West Virginia, Texas, Michigan, New Mexico, Kansas and Florida..
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 26 - Court
3 - Mediation
1 - Industrial Commission Hearing
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 28 years as consultant/expert
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, vehicle inspections, perception studies, GPS accuracy & reliability testing/studies, questions for interrogatories and depositions, driver re-enactments, review expert reports, demonstrative exhibits, case review and support, transportation training, computer records & GPS satellite records review, mediation & subrogation assistance
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $250
-minimum retainer new accounts $1500
no charges for phone calls/questions/original consultation
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $250
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $300 - minimum 4 hours pre-paid (overage billed)
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $300 - minimum 4 hours pre-paid (overage billed)
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel $100/hour, Mileage $.50, usual travel expenses, air fare, all travel all pre-paid.


Brian R. Wilson - Plaintiff
Nicodemo & Wilson
337 Third Street N.W.
Canton, Ohio 44702

Paul Scott - Plaintiff
471 East Broad St. Suite 1400
Columbus, OH 43215

Joe Golian - Defense
Golian & McCaffrey
2109 Stella Court
Columbus, OH 43215