Another major trucking organization has added its support to the nomination of a new administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Monday, Sept. 20, said it supports the nomination of Meera Joshi. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation is set to take up Joshi's nomination Wednesday, Sept. 22.
“The Alliance supports this nomination and encourages the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation to advance the nomination,” said CVSA's Executive Director Collin Mooney. “With Ms. Joshi at the helm of FMCSA, we look forward to continuing our long-standing history of fostering a collaborative and cooperative relationship between CVSA and one of its federal government partners, FMCSA.
“As an organization comprised of commercial motor vehicle safety enforcement agencies throughout North America, CVSA appreciates Ms. Joshi’s extensive experience promoting highway safety. Her time with the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission gives her the experience and exposure necessary to guide FMCSA and work collaboratively with the Alliance.
“We look forward to working with Ms. Joshi and all the dedicated people at FMCSA to continue to improve safety on our nation’s roadways and, ultimately, to save lives."
Joshi has been serving as deputy administrator of FMCSA since January. Prior to her nomination for FMCSA administrator, Joshi served as chair and CEO of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. Before that, she served as a general manager of the New York Office of Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants and was a visiting scholar at the New York University Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management.
The CVSA joins the American Trucking Associations in supporting Joshi's nomination.
If the committee votes to advance the nomination, Joshi must then be confirmed by the full Senate.