Meet Lane VanIngen
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Lane VanIngen was hired by the DOT's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) under their “Outstanding Scholar” hiring authority after graduation from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC.
During his time with the DOT, he was responsible for a variety of tasks and programs, including:
• Performing onsite FMCSA carrier compliance reviews
• Executing over 1,000 FMCSA audits
• Gaining a thorough understanding of all issues related to audits and their effect on DOT safety ratings
• Preparing hundreds of enforcement actions on behalf of the FMCSA
• Preparing FMCSA agency orders related to monetary penalties, safety ratings, and operating authority revocations
• Participating as an accident site investigator for the department, and conducted numerous investigations for FMCSA to investigate safety issues arising from truck crashes
Lane was promoted to a senior level special agent/safety investigator position with FMCSA in August 1993, a position that gave him responsibility for all DOT program management issues for the Birmingham, Alabama market. In 2001, Lane was awarded the prestigious Administrator’s Award (50/2010 Commitment to Safety Award) for managing the territory with the nation’s highest accident reduction rate for commercial motor vehicle fatalities. After managing a territory including Mobile, AL from 2001 to late 2002, Lane left the FMCSA to start Transportation Safety Services.
As president of Transportation Safety Services, Lane performs complete program assessments and provides written recommendations outlining suggested actions. He has served as the subject matter expert for the transportation related “Ask the Expert” questions presented for the internet based www.safetyinfo.com for several years. He also has experience with the FMCSA CAPE (Commercial Accident Prevention and Evaluation) program guidelines, and has helped carriers develop and implement a variety of safety related programs. Lane regularly provides guidance, instruction, and regulatory updates to audiences that are interested in truck safety and compliance issues He has worked extensively with the Alabama Department of Transportation, the motor carrier unit of the Alabama State Troopers, and the Alabama Public Service Commission performing truck safety functions.