Richard W Carr, PhD, CDS Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: R W Carr, Inc.
  • Phone: (904) 646-7925
  • Cell: (904) 646-7925
  • Fax: (904) 683-8595
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Transportation and Safety

Keywords/Search Terms:

FMCSA, FMCSR, DOT, OSHA, Tank Truck, Loading, Unloading, Forklifts, Driver Qualifications, Drug & Alcohol, Hours of Service, Hazardous Materials, Training, Standard of Care, Vehicle Inspection, Fleet Safety, Commercial Drivers, CDL, Driver Hiring Standards, Record Retention, ELD, Cargo, Accidents


BS, University of North Carolina, Pembroke; PhD, Kennedy Western University

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Additional Information

Richard W. Carr is the principle of R W Carr, Inc., a Risk Management & Safety Consulting company based in Jacksonville, FL. which primarily serves the transportation industry, insurance industry and the legal profession. Mr. Carr has been Operations Manager – Transportation for Olin Chlor Alkali Products, Inc. in which he oversaw a private fleet of tractor trailers delivering hazardous materials throughout the western United States until June 2014. Prior to this he was Director of Risk Management, Safety & Health for Masco Contractors Services, Inc.; a nationwide company employing as many as 20,000 employees at 350 facilities and operating up to 10,000 motor vehicles. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Transurance Risk Retention Group, Inc. and Phoenix Risk Services, Inc., an Arizona licensed Risk Retention Group and a third-party claims administrator respectively whose specialty was commercial motor vehicle fleets. Prior to this, he was Vice President-Safety & Risk Management for Quality Carriers, Inc for thirteen years. The nation’s largest bulk-commodity motor carrier. Here he established and managed the corporation’s Safety, Training and Risk Management and Claims Departments with a staff of 20+ professional Safety Engineers and trainers, 5 licensed claims adjusters and 8 clerical staff members. He has specialized training from the U.S. DOT, Office of Motor Carrier Safety, Environmental Protection Agency, Penn State University, OSHA, Northwestern University, Purdue University, Georgia Tech, and University of South Florida to name a few. In April 1995, he was one of 200 North American Safety Experts invited to participate in President Clinton’s 1994 Tank & Bus Safety Summit held in Kansas City, Missouri, to develop and propose new safety legislation. In April of 1995, the National Tank Truck Association honored him for his achievements in safety. Forty plus (40+) years of motor carrier industry education, training and experience including as a driver, a Motor Carrier Safety Administration Special Agent, and holding motor carrier managerial positions up to and including Vice President of Safety, Risk Management & Driver Personnel for one of the top 10 motor carriers in the North America has made Richard W. Carr, Ph.D. a well-respected and sought after trucking litigation consultant and expert witness. MOTOR CARRIER CONSULTING SERVICES Motor Carrier Safety Management; Structure & Process Acquisition Guidance Corporate Safety Culture Key Performance Indicators Process Improvement Cost Reduction Compliance Management Safety Beyond Compliance Key Performance Indicators Insurance & Risk Management Insurance Negotiations Rate Negotiations Litigation Mediations Motor Carrier Claims Administration Litigation Case Management Driver Recruiting & Selection Process Training for Safety Staff and Trainers Driver Orientation & Training Process Driver Performance Management Driver Retention Safety & Service Award Programs Carrier Compliance Audits Post-Audit Remediation Accident Prevention & Reduction Injury Prevention & Reduction Accident Preventability Determination Cargo Securement Cargo Tank Processes & Issues Dock & Warehouse Safety Forklift Safety Equipment Maintenance Tank Cleaning Facilities Confined Space Entry Hot Work