Government, Business, Breaking News

FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez to Leave Post

FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez Ray Martinez addresses ATA MCE attendees on Oct. 5, 2019. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Ray Martinez will be leaving his position at the end of October.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 10, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

MCE in San Diego Will Be a Busy Four Days

ATA booth at 2018 MCE in Austin, Texas Attendees stroll the exhibit hall floor at the 2018 MCE in Austin, Texas. This year's event kicks off Oct. 5 in San Diego. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Industry stakeholders are set to gather in San Diego for the 2019 American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition. ATA President Chris Spear's State of the Industry address Oct. 7 will be among the many highlights.

October 4, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA’s Ray Martinez: Industry Collaboration, Data Play Key Roles in Agency’s Work

FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez addresses the midyear conference. (Jaclyn O'Laughlin)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is focused on improving infrastructure and creating common-sense regulations, and open communication with the trucking industry enhances the government’s efforts.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
May 8, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Chief Ray Martinez to Address Key Industry Issues at MCE

Ray Martinez Ray Martinez (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chief Ray Martinez will be a keynote speaker at American Trucking Associations’ conference next month to provide an update on new rules covering the industry.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 6, 2018
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.

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.

March 1, 2018

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