Arlington, Virginia – American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued this statement today following the announcement that Robin Hutcheson, who previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Safety Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation, has been named Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
“We congratulate Deputy Administrator Hutcheson on this new role, and we look forward to working together with her on our shared goal of highway safety. If she is formally nominated to serve as Administrator, we will support her nomination.
"She assumes this position at a critical time, 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 and FMCSA work to implement the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, which will strengthen highway safety standards while helping our industry meet the nation’s growing freight demands.
“We once again thank outgoing Deputy Administrator Meera Joshi for her leadership, service, and many contributions throughout her tenure.”