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Biden pick Robin Hutcheson confirmed as new FMCSA boss

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Yesterday the U.S. Senate confirmed Robin Hutcheson as the full-time Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

On September 22, Biden administration nominee Hutcheson was confirmed as FMCSA Administrator by a voice vote in the Senate.

Hutcheson has been serving as acting/deputy FMCSA Administrator since the departure of former acting/deputy FMCSA Administrator Meera Joshi in January 2022.

Hutcheson will serve as the FMCSA’s first Administrator since the departure of Ray Martinez in the fall of 2019.

Since Martinez stepped down three years ago, the FMCSA has been led by acting/deputy Administrators Jim Mullen, Wiley Deck, Joshi, and Hutcheson.

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear said, “I want to congratulate Robin on her confirmation to this important role. In her time as Acting Administrator, Robin has a true partner with our industry – working to confront a number of issues facing trucking. Whether it is addressing safety concerns, ongoing supply chain issues or workforce development, she has been open to engaging with our industry and we look forward to continuing our ongoing, candid dialogue about these challenges and to engaging with her and her agency to implement solutions that uphold safety and improve efficiency in trucking and across the supply chain.”

Hutcheson previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Safety Policy for the U.S. Department of Transportation, Director of Public Works for the City of Minneapolis, and the Transportation Director for Salt Lake City. She worked as a consultant for 15 years prior to entering public service.

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