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FMCSA boss to step down by end of October


A little over a year after taking the reins at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Administrator Raymond P. Martinez will be stepping down.

On October 10, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that Martinez would be leaving his position as FMCSA Administrator, effective at the end of the month.

Martinez says that he is stepping down so that he can spend more time with his family. He will remain with the Department of Transportation and will begin work overseeing a DOT construction project at the Volpe Center.

“We are grateful for Martinez’s service and glad that he will keep serving the department in this capacity, while also meeting his long-held wishes to be located closer to his family,” a Department of Transportation press release stated.

Until the Trump administration selects a new FMCSA Administrator, FMCSA Chief Counsel Jim Mullen is expected to fill in in an interim role.

Martinez was sworn in as FMCSA Administrator in February 2018. While he was in office, he prioritized making changes to Hours of Service regulations .

Prior to serving as the sixth Administrator for the FMCSA, Martinez spent eight years as the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s Chairman and Chief Administrator.


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