Steve Viscelli, PhD Expert Witness

Contact Information

  • Company: Freight Research Inc.
  • Phone: (215) 275-6499
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Transportation and Automotive

Specialty Focus: Trucking, Hours of Service, Electronic Logging Devices, Driver Training, Independent Contractors, Employee Misclassification, Fatigue

Education: B.A., Colgate University; M.A., Syracuse University; Ph.D, Indiana University

Years in Practice: 10

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 3

Additional Information

* I will provide up to an hour of free evaluation and consultation on your case with no commitment. See for more information on me. Dr. Viscelli is a sociologist at the University of Pennsylvania and leading national expert on work, independent contracting and technology in trucking. His work as an expert is informed by 15 years of academic research on the industry using methods ranging from statistical analysis to driver interviews and firsthand fieldwork - including training and working as a long-haul truck driver for six months. He has advised numerous state and federal agencies and elected officials on trucking-related policy. His award-winning book, The Big Rig: Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream (UC Press, 2016), has been described as the touchstone study of trucking and explains how deregulation and the rise of independent contracting turned trucking from one of the best blue-collar jobs in the US into one of the toughest. It details the recruitment, training and work of long-haul truckers. Dr. Viscelli assists clients in understanding the organization of trucking firms and markets, work routines, hours of service, driver training, logging practices, electronic log accuracy, and carrier control over employees and independent contractors. He provides consultation for case evaluation, discovery requests, and factual interpretation. He also provides clear and authoritative expert reports and testimony. Dr. Viscelli's advice or reports have been relied upon in several ground-breaking and precedent-setting lawsuits in state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States.