FMCSA leader may step down next year
The leadership roles within the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) may soon be changing hands in the upcoming year. Ray LaHood, transportation secretary of more than 11 federal agencies, including the FMCSA, recently announced that he will be resigning from his position by 2012, reports Transport Topics. LaHood claims this will occur if President Barack Obama is reelected.
"I’ve going to finish this out and then we’ll see what happens," LaHood told the news source. "I think I’ll have some wonderful opportunities, so we’ll see where it takes me."
LaHood spent more than 14 years in Congress when he accepted his new position as transportation secretary under the newly elected Obama. If LaHood resigns, he wishes to continue to serve the government, perhaps under the executive branch.
According to Trucking Info, LaHood is also in charge of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Highway Administration and other groups that represent aviation, train transport and more.
The FMCSA is in control of most rules and regulations in the trucking industry, so drivers could see some changes under new authority if LaHood does choose to resign from his position.
Friday, October 14th, 2011
The leadership roles within the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) may soon be changing hands in the upcoming year.