About V. Paul
In his 24 years as an
expert Paul Herbert has been deposed approximately 1700 times and has testified in trial approximately 175
V. Paul Herbert started in the trucking industry in 1976 at 18 years of age, in Plumas County,
California; he drove dump truck, water truck, and logging truck. Throughout the following years he continued to
haul logs during logging season and the remainder of the year he would haul finished lumber, wood chips, heavy
equipment and machinery, sheet and structural steel, fuels and lubricating oils, pipe, etc.
Nevada Highway Patrolman
In 1981 he became a State Trooper for the Nevada Highway Patrol and was stationed in Reno, Nevada.
While employed by the NHP, because of his background as a truck driver, he was given specialized training and
assignments pertaining to commercial vehicle safety, compliance, and accident investigation.
In 1985 he returned to work in the trucking industry in management positions where he could utilize
both his truck driving experience and his law enforcement experience in accident investigation and prevention
"Paul is Mr. Truck. He knows the industry from the inside as he has
held many positions at several trucking enterprises. He knows the rules applicable to truck, driver,
"Paul can not only tell you whether an action violated or complied
with the written and unwritten rules for drivers of big rig trucks, he can tell you why it was done
in many cases.
"I have been impressed with his abilities to explain operations of
truck enterprises in a way that a jury will understand and accept."
Trucking Expert Witness
In 1990 Mr. Herbert created the Western Motor Carrier Safety Institute to
provide commercial vehicle safety and compliance consulting services to several small trucking companies. He
also routinely testifies in litigated truck, bus, and forklift cases, working for both plaintiffs and
Mr. Herbert has been deposed approximately 1700 times and has
testified in trial approximately 175 times in his 24 years as an expert.
Mr. Herbert provides expert witness testimony concerning the custom,
practice, and standard of care in the trucking, busing, and forklift operation industries. He can assist you in
identifying the merits of your case.
"Paul is a terrific expert witness in truck, bus and forklift
cases. I have worked with him several times and have found
him to be very professional and always prepared. I highly recommend him."
Partner at Abramson Smith Waldsmith, LLP
Western Motor Carrier Safety