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Raymond Martinez Nominated For Trump Admin To Head FMCSA

by Jake Tully - Published: 9/26/2017

Earlier today The White House reported that President Trump announced intent to nominate personnel to key positions within in his administration, including Raymond P. Martinez as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Martinez, who is the current chairman and chief administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission as well as a Member of the New Jersey State Planning Commission, has received nomination for the position to head the FMCSA, pending confirmation from the Senate. 

Martinez presently manages a State agency that sees over $1 billion in annual revenue in addition to an annual operating budget of close to $330 million.

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The White House reports that the state agency that Martinez currently manages is charged with the task of licensing close to 6 million drivers as well as handling the affairs of titling, registration and inspection of approximately 6 million vehicles.

According to the White House, Martinez has previously served as the New York State Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and Chairman of The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. 

Among other positions, Martinez has served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators twice.

President and CEO of the American Trucking Associations reports that Martinez’ nomination was well-deserved, urging the Senate to confirm Martinez in an expedient manner.

"Mr. Martinez is well-known to our industry from his work in New Jersey and New York, and exudes the kind of professionalism, integrity and focus on safety that FMCSA needs," said Martinez. "On behalf of ATA, I congratulate him on his nomination, and urge the Senate to quickly confirm him so we can begin working together on important highway safety issues."

The White House reports that Martinez receives his nomination alongside Robert H. Machon of Georgia, who has received a nomination from the President to assume the position of an Assistant Secretary of Defense, Logistics and Materiel Readiness.