John Hill has been confirmed by the Senate as administrator of the FMCSA.
He replaces Annette Sandberg, who left her position at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration March 3.
Land Line Magazine reported in May that President Bush was nominating Hill, who had served as assistant administrator and chief safety officer at the agency.
OOIDA endorsed Hill for the FMCSA job in mid-April of this year.
Hill was with the Indiana State Police from 1974 to 2003. For five of those years, he served as the commander of the commercial vehicle enforcement division.
Maria Cino, acting Secretary of Transportation, issued a statement praising the appointment of Hill.
“John Hill possesses decades of experience in law enforcement and commercial motor vehicle safety,” she said. “We appreciate that the Senate made it a priority to confirm John before their recess and I know he will be an exceptional FMCSA administrator.”