“It’s an honor and privilege to serve my own fellow Americans in this capacity as well as under Secretary Chao’s leadership, ” I enjoy working with commercial vehicle stakeholders to effectively lessen the amount of bus and truck crashes on our state’s roads,” said Martinez.
He had been sworn in Wednesday by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.
Martinez was selected last fall by President Trump to go FMCSA. The last eight years, Martinez has served since the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s Chairman and Chief Administrator, by which he advised the state’s governor and legislature about every area of motor vehicle transportation and traffic safety and was accountable for developing the agency’s legislative and regulatory schedule.
“Ray’s years of experience boosting traffic safety at the nation level, as well as his knowledge about the industrial motor vehicle industry, can help FMCSA meet its critical mission of improving truck and bus safety,” Chao says.
Martinez succeeds Scott Darling, who ran the bureau in the couple of decades of the term of President Obama. When Trump presumed office darling’s term ended, and FMCSA Deputy Administrator Daphne Jefferson has led the agency about an interim basis since January.
Martinez told a panel of Senators in October he plans to maintain the agency’s electronic logging apparatus support also to execute qualitative reforms to how the bureau regulates safety.
Raymond P. Martinez, the new administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, has officially assumed the role as boss of the U.S. DOT’s trucking and bus regulatory agency, FMCSA announced late Wednesday.