Trade Resources & Associates is a consulting firm established in 2003 that specializes in cross-border transactions, customs and export compliance, and logistics in the global and domestic movement of goods. Trade Resources & Associates has experience leading global trade compliance and transportation for multinational corporations, such as Micron Technology, Aviza, Inc., Flextronics (formerly Solectron), and Applied Materials.
Export Product Classification & Licensing in Information Security Semiconductor, Network Storage and Data, Global Encryption Space
Develop Export Management & Compliance Management Programs, Create Export Control Manual and Technology Control Plan
Provide Guidance in Import Classification, Valuation and Country of Origin, 301 Tariff Exclusions, Trade Agreement Act (TAA)
Trade Compliance Risk Audits
Mergers and Acquisitions ( M & A) Due Diligence
Direct Voluntary Self Disclosures
Trade Compliance Automation Services and Export Screening Support
Logistics and Third-Party Management
Freight Forwarding and Transportation Management
Jo-Anne Daniels, President and Founder of Trade Resources & Associates, has been a International Trade Industry Consultant for over 25 years. She is a frequent invited speaker for trade associations and logistics organizations. Ms. Daniels authored several industry publications and is the past President of the Professional Association of Exporters and Importers.
Professional Member of Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA)
President and Board of Director-Professional Association of Exporters and Importers(PAEI)
Member of Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association (CBFAN)
SUMAC made several key regulatory changes as compared to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that affect compliance and liability. Learning to navigate and master these new provisions are the key to complying with the regulations, minimizing liability for non-compliance, and succeeding in global trade.
Ocean Ridge Maritime Consulting, LLC provides Surveying and Auditing, Consulting, and Project Management services to Marine and Offshore companies globally. Ocean Ridge Maritime offers expertise for short and long term engagements in the areas of Project Management, Marine Surveying and Auditing, and Emergency Response.
Among its many clients, Ocean Ridge Maritime provided Project Management to MSRC and BP after the Macondo Spill crisis, as Base Deputy for Aerial Dispersant Operations, Logistics Management for the MSRC response fleet, and Technical Manager of the Vessel Redelivery Team for BP. More than 50 Marine Surveyors and 15 Marine Engineers were directly supervised and over 1500 redelivery surveys conducted.
Survey Services: Survey planning and execution for shipyard and drydock periods including Upgrades and Repairs, UWILD and SPS, Lay-Up and Reactivations, and pre-planning for Out of Service periods. Examples include:
Shipyard attendance during UWILD and SPS
Lay-Up (Cold and Warm) of 20+ Drillships and Semi-Submersibles
Reactivation of Drillships / Semi-Submersibles from Warm/Cold Lay-up
Development and execution of Client Acceptance tests on MODU's
Project Management Services: Founder, Gerald (Gerry) Nielsen, is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with 35 years of experience across the Shipping and Offshore Industries.
Audits and Compliance: Assistance with Development and Execution of Audit Plans and Programs, as well as with Conducting Audits on existing systems. Examples include:
Conducting ECP Audits on Offshore Drilling Rigs as DOJ Approved Third Party Auditor
Co-Author of DOJ Approved EMS for a Major Cruise Line
Ensuring Regulatory Compliance during Project Planning and Execution
Emergency Response Management
Management System Implementations
Audit Program Development
Shipyard Periods (including reactivations and Lay-Up preparation)
JP Transportation Safety Consulting, LLC (JPTSC) has more than one hundred years of combined experience serving the Shipping and Transportation industry relative to Workplace Safety and Regulatory Compliance. JPTSC helps companies of all types and sizes that operate commercial motor vehicles, as well as shippers and carriers of hazardous materials, with respect to compliance with Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations.
JPTSC provides comprehensive consulting services to companies with safety performance problems or those seeking to enhance existing programs and policies. They provide recommendations and guidance according to the best safety practices. The consulting services of JPTSC have helped companies throughout the United States develop necessary safety management controls to comply with applicable regulations and improve overall safety performance.
JPTSC has aided hundreds of transportation and logistical companies throughout the U.S. in reducing their overall compliance violations and improving their fleet operating safety performance. Their expertise includes Powered Industrial Lift Trucks, Interstate Operations, Concrete Mixers, For-Hire Motor Carriers, Private Motor Carriers, Intrastate Operations, Local Delivery Trucks, Passenger Buses, and Utility Vehicles.
JPTSC provides the following Compliance Services, Management Consulting, and Training Programs:
Mock DOT Compliance Reviews
DOT Audit Assistance
Driver Training & Safety Meetings
Drug & Alcohol Training
Driver Training & Road Testing
Hazardous Material Compliance Training
Decision Driving Programs
OSHA & Site Planning
Jon (Paul) Dillard, President and Co-Founder, has fulfilled all of the educational requirements, acquired the professional experience and knowledge of the field, and attained the level of expertise and professionalism in Motor Fleet Supervision as a Certified Director of Safety from the North American Transportation Management Training Institute. He has been employed in the motor carrier industry for over 30 years and has successfully managed the safety, compliance, and claims for two major motor carriers as a Vice President and/or Director of Safety resulting in satisfactory compliance audits and significant reductions in accident frequency. Mr. Dillard is experienced and trained in: Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety and Compliance - Quality Management - Defensive Driving - Accident Investigation - Commercial Motor Vehicle Operations - Inspection / Maintenance - OSHA - Cargo Loading and Securement - Hazardous Materials Transportation.
Jon O. Cook, COO, Co-Founder, is a former Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver and Owner Operator with over 1,000,000 over-the-road miles to his credit. He is a certified commercial driver examiner, having trained and road-tested hundreds of commercial drivers. Mr. Cook has been employed in various capacities in the trucking industry over the last 36 years. He served as Director of Safety for a large food-store chain in Birmingham, Alabama covering seven states. Mr. Cook also remains active in the Alabama Trucking Association. He has served on the Board of Directors and was previously Chairman of the Board and as President and Chairman of the Board for the North Alabama Chapter of the National Safety Council. Mr. Cook is experienced and trained in: DOT Compliance / Safety - Driver Recruiting - Qualification - Training and Maintenance Programs - Road Testing - Accident Avoidance - Defensive Driving - Fuel Economy - Cargo Securement - Proper Equipment Usage.
Kenneth M. Price, a recent addition to JPTSC, has spent the last 5 years As a Motor Carrier Safety Specialist with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. His duties included planning, scheduling, and conducting compliance reviews on motor carriers throughout the State of Alabama to assure compliance with regulations, policies, and /or guidelines, including those concerned with the transportation and handling of hazardous materials. Mr. Price also assisted the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Trial Attorney documenting evidence for a case that was going before an Administrative Law Judge. He has also worked with the Trial Attorney documenting evidence for the Field Administrators Reply to Preliminary Order on Petition for Review of Safety Ratings. Mr. Price is experienced and trained in: Compliance Reviews - Hazardous Materials - Safety Instructor - Motor Coach Bus Driver Qualifications.
Automotive, Truck, Motorcycle, ATV, Heavy Industrial Equipment, and Marine Industries Consultant Mechanical, Electronic, Brake, Steering, and Systems Performance Testing & Analysis
Bachelor of Science (Chemistry and Physics) from Texas State University, 1984
World Class Certified ASE Technician, ASE Certified Master Technician in Heavy Duty Truck, Passenger Car/Light Truck, Collision Repair, and Machinist, (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence)
36 years of technical, academic, operational, and managerial experience in the private and commercial transportation, heavy equipment, marine, and recreational vehicle industries
Extensive experience performing vehicle inspections and downloads of event data recorders and electronically stored information (ESI), including analysis, validation, testing, and preservation on almost all makes and models of vehicles and equipment
Primary areas of consultation: mechanical, automotive, CMV/truck, heavy industrial equipment, motorcycle/bicycle, marine, recreational vehicle, collision repair, tire failure analysis, testing and analysis include to include fluids, materials, and component parts, railroad/Hy-Rail, FMCSA/DOT compliance, commercial motor vehicle driver/operator qualification and compliance, job site and transportation safety claims and litigation.
LITIGATION AND CLAIMS INSPECTIONS
CRASH/ELECTRONIC DATA RECORDER/ECM DOWNLOADS AND ANALYSIS FROM ALL ON-BOARD MODULES, CONTROLLERS, AND GPS/VEHICLE TRACKING UNITS
FORENSIC TESTING AND SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS
MOBILE MECHANICAL AND VEHICLE/EQUIPMENT DISASSEMBLY AND INSPECTION
EXEMPLAR, FLUID, AND METALLURGICAL TESTING
PRODUCT TESTING, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, AND PRODUCT DEFECT ANALYSIS
WORLD CLASS, HIGHLY DETAILED REVIEW OF VEHICLE MAINTAINCE RECORDS AND DQ FILES
COMMERCIAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY POLICIES & COMPLIANCE ANALYSIS
COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER/OPERATOR QUALIFICATION & COMPLIANCE ANALYSIS