American Trucking Associations urges the US Senate to confirm Meera Joshi’s appointment as a director of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Joshi has served as FMCSA Interim Administrator since April.
ATA President and CEO Chris Spear recently sent a letter to leaders of the Trade, Science and Transportation Committee expressing the Trucking Federation’s support for Joshi’s appointment ahead of his confirmation hearing scheduled for September 22.
“During her eight months as Assistant Administrator, Ms. Joshi has become a critical partner in the trucking industry in addressing issues of safety, infrastructure, workforce development, and more. “Spear wrote in the letter. “The COVID-19 pandemic and its disruptive impact on the U.S. supply chain have not paused the transition to a new administration, and its response to these challenges has been swift, safe and effective.
Spear said the association was particularly impressed with its reliance on data to meet real-world needs, he wrote.
“As a testament to FMCSA’s overarching safety mission, Deputy Administrator Joshi immediately engaged motor carriers, drivers and other stakeholders in the trucking industry to ensure that we can continue to serve safely. keep American businesses and families safe despite an unprecedented global pandemic, natural disasters, cyber-attacks on pipelines, and a workforce in need of support and growth. His commitment has been frank, collaborative and invaluable.