Larry E. Miller is a Trucking and Warehouse and Loading Dock Expert Witness and the Director at Pacific Coast Motor Carrier Safety Institute. He is knowledgeable in State and Federal regulation as they apply to safe practices for warehouse and dock operations. He has 40 years of trucking experience with over 22 years of those years personally dealing with loading dock platforms; he even served as a repair dock person for many years.
Mr. Miller is trained in safe operation of heavy trucks of all types, including braking issues, following distance, visibility, conspicuity, off-tracking and other issues associated with truck driving. He is also trained in the proper use of air brake system when operating heavy trucks.
As a truck driving instructor for Dootson School of Trucking, Mr. Miller taught a class on how to prepare the loading dock platform, i.e., putting down the pre-bridge to prepare for a forklift/turret truck. He states he has seen 1,000’s of instances where the platform of a loading dock has issues latching.
In addition to that, his responsibilities also included lecturing in classrooms and applied hands-on training in the field at state of the art off-road training sites, implementing safety and driving techniques. The curriculum included use of long boxes, short boxes, doubles and reefers for local and long haul.