Martinez sworn in as FMCSA administrator

martinez swearing in

Raymond P. Martinez Wednesday was sworn in as as the sixth administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration by Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

“Ray’s years of experience promoting traffic safety at the state level, as well as his knowledge of the commercial motor vehicle industry, will help FMCSA fulfill its critical mission of improving truck and bus safety,” said Chao.

Martinez most recently served eight years as the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s chairman and chief administrator. He also is a former commissioner of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, and served at the U.S. State Department.

“It’s an honor and privilege to serve my fellow Americans in this capacity and, under Secretary Chao’s leadership, I look forward to working with all commercial vehicle stakeholders to effectively reduce the number of truck and bus crashes on our nation’s roads,” said Martinez.