Raymond P. Martinez has been nominated by the President to serve as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

In his new role, Martinez will lead a 1,000-person federal agency responsible for preventing commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities, injuries, and ensuring safety in motor carrier operations.

Martinez is currently the chairman and chief administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission and a member of the New Jersey State Planning Commission. He manages a state agency with over $1 billion in annual revenue and an operating budget of approximately $330 million. It is charged with the licensing of nearly six million drivers and the titling, registration, and inspection of over six million vehicles.

He previously served as the New York State Commissioner of motor vehicles and chairman of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee as well as deputy chief of staff and special counsel to the New York State Attorney General. Martinez has twice served on the board of directors of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.

Martinez must be confirmed by the FMCSA.

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