Fleet owners and other trucking stakeholders should be cheered to learn President Obama has announced he will nominate Anne S. Ferro as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Ferro should come to this key Federal highway-safety post fully cognizant of what trucking is all about as she currently holds the position of president & CEO of the Maryland Motor Truck Assn. (MMTA).
What’s more, she served as Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administrator from 1997 to 2003 where “she established a strong record in highway safety, regulatory compliance and agency leadership,” stated a White House news release on her nomination. “She has extensive experience in driver and vehicle safety having led the [Maryland] agency’s efforts to establish a graduated licensing program for new drivers in Maryland as well as a model for older driver research,” according to the Obama Administration.
Anne S. Ferro, nominated to be FMCSA Administrator
Her resume includes a stint as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire (formerly Ivory Coast) in West Africa. In addition to her duties heading MMTA, Ferro serves on several regional advisory committees relating to freight planning, highway safety and transportation funding.
Ferro was named Maryland’s Port Woman of the Year for 2008. She holds a Masters in Public Management from the University of Maryland as well as Bachelor of Arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis.