Ray Martinez
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: New FMCSA Chief Shows Vision

Ray Martinez, the newly installed head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, made the rounds last week, speaking first to trucking executives at American Trucking Associations’ midyear management meeting May 20 and then to lawmakers in the House of Representatives in Washington at a hearing by the Highways and Transit Subcommittee.

Transport Topics
May 24, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Chief Ray Martinez Says ELD Guidance for Ag Haulers Forthcoming

Martinez Martinez testifies before House lawmakers. (Chairman Bill Shuster via YouTube)

WASHINGTON — New electronic logging device guidance that would address flexibility concerns raised by aspects of the agriculture sector will be unveiled shortly by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the agency’s chief told House lawmakers May 22.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 22, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

FMCSA’s Ray Martinez Seeks Dialogue With Fleets, Drivers

Ray Martinez Martinez by Jaclyn O'Laughlin

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. — The head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration spotlighted key trucking issues — including hours-of-service rules, electronic logging devices and truck parking — during remarks here at an industry meeting, and stressed that he wants his agency to build a positive relationship with fleets and drivers.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 21, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Chief Ray Martinez to Speak at House Transportation Hearing

Ray Martinez Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The country’s top trucking regulator will be among the officials scheduled to update House policymakers during a hearing May 22, several individuals with knowledge of the hearing told Transport Topics.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 11, 2018
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

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