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President Obama to Tap Chief Counsel Scott Darling to Head FMCSA

August 6, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

Scott Darling, chief counsel and acting administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will be nominated by President Obama to become the agency’s administrator, according to a White House announcement on Wednesday.

A year ago this month, Obama named Darling as acting administrator following the resignation of Anne S. Ferro. He was named chief counsel by the president in late 2012, coming to the FMCSA from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, where he served as the deputy chief of staff and assistant general counsel.

“Through strong and effective management as chief counsel and acting administrator of FMCSA, Scott has already demonstrated his ability to lead the agency,” said Anthony Foxx, the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) secretary.

“(Darling) is committed to making our roads safer for motorists, passengers, and professional truck and bus drivers, and is constantly working with all sides to find solutions to challenges facing the industry and the motoring public,” Foxx said in a statement.