Chief Truck and Bus Regulator Ferro to Leave Obama Administration
Posted at 4:31 p.m. on July 25, 2014
CQ’s John Boyd reports that Anne Ferro, the head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, is leaving her job to become president and CEO of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.
“Under Anne’s leadership, FMCSA has ushered in a new culture of safety into the commercial bus and trucking industries,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement Friday.
He cited her action to close down “more than 100 dangerous bus companies last year alone” and said that “the initiatives Anne has championed will continue to increase safety for travelers on our roads for years to come.”
Boyd reports that Ferro drew fire from trucking fleets and owner-operators for FMCSA’s more restrictive hours-of-service rules for drivers, and for some recent comments about tired truckers, truck crashes and FMCSA efforts to reduce them.
In his statement on her departure, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves called Ferro “a passionate advocate” for FMCSA.
Jim Johnston, president of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, last month urged Foxx to remove her from FMCSA, saying independent truckers could not count on her to do her job impartially.