SCCR was founded in 2015 by James Loftis. James has over 20 years of experience in crash reconstruction. He is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR), is certified as a Medium/Heavy Truck Technician by ASE. James retired from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol in 2020 where he was a founding member of the Traffic Homicide Unit, and served as the commander upon retiring. While with the OHP, he reconstructed over 500 collisions, implemented a crash investigation training program and trained hundreds of troopers and police officers.
James instructs commercial motor vehicle crash investigation courses for the Forensic Training Group, where he developed curriculum for Heavy Truck Event Data Recorder Analysis (HvEDR). He also instructs passenger car Event Data Recorder for Traffic Accident Reconstruction courses for the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM).
James frequently presents on Heavy Truck EDR's and CMV reconstruction at conferences across the country. He has testified numerous times and has been qualified as an expert in both state and federal courts. He is a member of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and serves on both the Crash Data and Investigation Standards, and Training Committees.
By specializing in CMV crash investigations, he brings expertise in topics and technology that many others may not be aware of.
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