Rodney D. Ellis, II

Truck Safety Expert/Consultant

Rod has been in the trucking industry as both a CDL licensed truck driver as well as a diesel mechanic since 1991. He has completed several hundred inspections, brake overhauls on air brakes, hydraulic, and electrical brake systems. As our Safety Expert/Consultant, Rod offers his expertise in areas involving the operation, training, and qualifications of drivers of commercial motor vehicles, commercial motor vehicle inspections, maintenance and repair, as well as heavy equipment operation and maintenance, including but not limited to forklifts, cranes and dirt equipment.   Rod is a diesel mechanic and heavy-duty truck maintenance expert with a full body of experience not only in brake systems, but also in preventative maintenance on commercial and non-commercial motor vehicles. He is a certified ASE mechanic in truck equipment installation and repair, brakes and preventative maintenance. Rod is an experienced commercial motor vehicle operator with over 600,000 miles of over-the-road driving. He has a full body of knowledge in analyzing driver qualification files, Hours of Service logs, training manuals and company policy/procedures manuals.  Rod also provides consulting and compliance services to motor carriers/shippers throughout the United States, which includes, but is not limited to the following services: audits/compliance assessments, simulated DOT Compliance Reviews, executive level consulting on how to build effective compliance systems and controls, creating company policies and procedures, CDL and Non-CDL driver training/manuals, and conducts vehicle inspections. Rod assists our clients in the creation of company policies and procedures, as well as writing/forming driver manuals.

*Designated as an expert in Federal court and the following state courts: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, California, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming

Rodney’s CV is available upon request. Please contact us for more information.