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March 1, 2018 4:45 PM, EST

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.

“Ray’s years of experience promoting traffic safety at the state level, as well as his knowledge of the commercial motor vehicle industry, will help FMCSA fulfill its critical mission of improving truck and bus safety,” Chao said.

Martinez most recently served eight years as the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s chairman and chief administrator, where he oversaw 2,500 employees and a $330 million annual operating budget.

“It’s an honor and privilege to serve my fellow Americans in this capacity and, under Secretary Chao’s leadership,” Martinez said, in a statement DOT provided. “I look forward to working with all commercial vehicle stakeholders to effectively reduce the number of truck and bus crashes on our nation’s roads.”