About V. Paul
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, and industry.
"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
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. He works for both
plaintiffs and defendants and has testified in approximately 75 trials pertaining to truck, bus, or forklift
operation, equipment, or maintenance standards.
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
Carrier Safety Institute