James E. Lewis

Transportation Safety

James E. Lewis, M.Ed., CDS is a retired US Air Force Security Forces and Academic Instructor Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) who has been working as an expert witness in the trucking & transportation industry for more than two decades.  He obtained his Class A commercial driver’s license in 1987 and boasts more than two million no-fault accident-free miles to show for his efforts.  He has served as a transportation terminal manager, safety director, truck driver trainer, and owner/operator.  He founded his own full-service freight brokerage. On the automotive side, he has been a service manager, sales manager, finance director, and fleet/commercial sales manager.

James’ extensive background in transportation has seen him qualified as an expert witness in federal, state, and local courts specifically in the fields of towing and recovery operations and policies, DOT/FMCSA-governed trucking/transportation, general transportation operations and safety policies and procedures. James has also served as an expert in the automotive industry in the fields of lemon law, vehicle financing and leasing, dealership fraud, breach of warranty, diminution in vehicle value, automotive repair and maintenance, dealership service and sales policy and the appraisal of automobiles, recreational vehicles, medium and heavy-duty trucks, motorcycles and watercraft.

In addition to being the primary expert in several Federal-level class action suits, he has produced more than 12,000 written opinions, has testified in trials, mediations, and arbitrations over 800 times, and has been deposed 167 times.

James is an avid writer who has written 18 books and more than 1,200 magazine and news articles, mostly about the transportation, towing, and law enforcement industries.

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  • Towing and Recovery operations and policies
  • DOT/FMCSA-governed trucking/transportation
  • General transportation operations and safety policies and procedures
  • Vehicle financing and leasing
  • Dealership fraud
  • Lemon law
  • Breach of warranty
  • Diminution in vehicle value
  • Automotive repair and maintenance
  • Dealership service and sales policy and the appraisal of automobiles, recreational vehicles, medium- and heavy-duty trucks (gasoline, diesel, hybrid, electric, compressed natural gas (CNG)), motorcycles, and watercraft

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