Press Release

ATA Statement on Nomination of Robin Hutcheson to Lead FMCSA

Apr 06, 2022

Arlington, Virginia – Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued this statement on the nomination of Robin Hutcheson to serve as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration: 

“We congratulate Deputy Administrator Hutcheson on her nomination to head FMCSA, and we support her swift confirmation by the Senate. She has deep experience in transportation administration, having previously served as director of public works for the City of Minneapolis and transportation director for Salt Lake City, which makes her well-qualified and prepared for this vital role. Her commitment to working with our industry to improve safety is unwavering. 

"Her continued leadership comes at a critical time for the agency, as the pandemic, natural disasters, workforce shortages, and other factors continue to challenge the freight economy in ways never seen before. America’s trucking industry is the backbone of our economy, and we depend on partners in government who value data and stakeholder input to meet real-world needs and ensure the safe movement of freight across our nation’s highways. That’s particularly timely now, as DOT works to implement the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which will strengthen highway safety standards while helping our industry meet the nation’s growing freight demands.”