The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is responsible for many different safety regulations in relationship to semi-trucks, truckers and other vehicles involved in logistics and transport. After a new administrator has been appointed, it will be interesting to see if regulations become harsher as a response.

More than five months after he was named acting administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Scott Darling finally will have his confirmation hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on Jan. 20, a committee source told Transport Topics.

Darling had told Transport Topics on Jan. 11 that he wasn’t concerned about his ongoing acting status.

“I’m going to come to work every day,” Darling said. “I’m going to do my job. The work that we do is important because safe trucking moves the economy. When Congress wants to see me, I will be there.”

Prior to being nominated by President Obama to replace Anne Ferro, Darling had served as FMCSA’s chief counsel since September 2012. Darling came to FMCSA from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, where he served as deputy chief of staff and assistant general counsel.


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