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Thursday, May 30, 2024

Trump nominates Martinez to FMCSA



Raymond P. Martinez has been nominated by the Trump administration to be the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Martinez is currently chief administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.

“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 Chris Spear, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations.

“As Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, Mr. Martinez quickly earned a reputation for being hands-on and willing to work with the trucking industry to solve problems,” said New Jersey Motor Truck Association Executive Director Gail Toth. “Martinez brings with him the experience of leading the motor vehicle agencies of both New York and New Jersey – the ‘International Gateway to the Northeast’ and his insight and experience will be an asset to the FMCSA. We look forward to working with him on a host of issues impacting the trucking industry.”

Prior to his time at the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, Martinez was Commissioner of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.

“As the NYSDMV Commissioner, Ray Martinez proved to be a fair regulator, working to continually improve the safety of the trucking industry without implementing unnecessary or burdensome regulations,” said Kendra Hems, president of the Trucking Association of New York. “He always made the safety of the motoring public his top priority, and I am confident that he will continue that focus as the FMCSA Administrator. I encourage the Senate to confirm his nomination and look forward to working with him in his new role.”

Martinez served in various White House positions for Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush from 1989 through 2005.
Martinez has worked as chief administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission since February of 2010, in charge of approximately 2,400 employees at 71 locations throughout the Garden State.