The Senate late Thursday confirmed Anne Ferro's nomination to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Thursday night's confirmation follows a vote of approval from the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Oct. 27.
In a statement Friday morning, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance said it was “pleased” with the Senate's decision to confirm Ferro, who led the Maryland Motor Truck Association for six years.
“She has an excellent understanding of how government, law enforcement and industry need to work together to solve problems, and will be a great advocate for safety,” said Buzzy France, president of CVSA.
Following her nomination by President Obama in June, Ferro has come under fire from labor and safety groups for her ties to the trucking industry.
The Senate also confirmed the nomination of Cynthia Quarterman as administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Thursday.