Ray Martinez
Government, Technology, Equipment

New FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez Grilled by Angry Drivers in Listening Session

FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez Martinez by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In his first official “grass roots outreach” with a room full of truck drivers — and only a month on the job as the nation’s top trucking regulator — Ray Martinez said he hoped the session would not be “an angry event.” It was.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 23, 2018
Government

Ray Martinez Sworn In as FMCSA Administrator

Ray Martinez, wife Marin Gibson and Secretary Elaine Chao Ray Martinez, wife Marin Gibson and Secretary Elaine Chao via FMCSA

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Feb. 28 swore in Raymond Martinez as the sixth administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, an agency overseeing trucks and buses.

Transport Topics
March 1, 2018
Government, Business

Ray Martinez Confirmed as FMCSA Administrator

Ray Martinez Ray Martinez by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The Senate on Feb. 13 confirmed Ray Martinez to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as the Trump administration promotes a comprehensive infrastructure funding proposal.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2018
Government

Senate Committee to Vote Again on Ray Martinez Nomination in 2018

Ray Martinez Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

When Congress returns in January, the Senate Commerce Committee will be tasked with reconsidering President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a spokesman for the committee told Transport Topics on Dec. 27.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 27, 2017
Government

Senate Expected to Vote on FMCSA Nominee Ray Martinez After Break

Ray Martinez Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The nominee to lead the country’s regulatory agency for commercial trucks and buses is expected to come up for a vote in the Senate before the end of the year, aides familiar with the nomination told Transport Topics on Nov. 20.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2017
Government, Safety

Senate Panel to Vote on FMCSA Nominee Ray Martinez

Ray Martinez Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The Senate Commerce Committee has scheduled a Nov. 8 hearing to consider the nomination of Ray Martinez as the country’s top trucking regulator.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 7, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Trump’s Nominee to Lead FMCSA Backs ELD Mandate

FMCSA nominee Ray Martinez Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The White House’s nominee to become the country’s top trucking regulator said he would review potential hardships an upcoming mandate on electronic logging devices could have on smaller carriers, while at the same time ensuring the agency he would oversee would carry out the rule.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Oct. 30: Jersey Boys

Cory Booker, Ray Martinez Booker by MSNBC, Martinez by This Is Jersey TV via YouTube

Ray Martinez, President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, will appear on Capitol Hill on Halloween to endure a battery of questions from senators on the Commerce panel. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2017
Government, Safety

Safety of Truckers Must Be Priority for FMCSA Nominee, Sen. Cory Booker Says

Sen. Cory Booker MSNBC via YouTube

The top Democrat on the Senate subcommittee dealing with trucking affairs wants the nominee to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to share his commitment to ensuring the safety of truck drivers on the country’s highways.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 27, 2017
Government, Safety

Senate Panel Schedules Hearing With FMCSA Nominee Ray Martinez

Ray Martinez This Is Jersey TV via YouTube

President Donald Trump’s choice for the top job at the federal trucking regulatory agency will tell senators Oct. 31 why they should confirm him.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 26, 2017

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