Senate confirms new FMCSA Administrator

Ray Martinez to head agency

Posted February 15, 2018

Ray Martinez was approved by the U.S. Senate on February 13, 2018, to lead the federal agency responsible for motor carrier safety. Deputy Administrator Cathy F. Gautreaux had been acting as interim administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) since late 2017.

Administrator Martinez was previously the Chairman and Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission and a Member of the New Jersey State Planning Commission.

Other prior accomplishments include acting as:

  • New York State Commissioner of Motor Vehicles,
  • Chairman of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, and
  • Deputy Chief of Staff and Special Counsel to the New York State Attorney General.

He also served twice on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.


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