OOIDA calls for new leadership at FMCSA

By OOIDA , Press Release | 6/6/2014

Grain Valley, Mo., June 6, 2014  – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has asked the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation to seek the resignation of  the administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

At the urging of its members, the OOIDA board of directors unanimously voted to ask Secretary Anthony Foxx to request that FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro leave her position at FMCSA.

“We have asked the secretary to put into place new leadership at FMCSA,” said the President and CEO of OOIDA, Jim Johnston. “The agency needs to be headed by someone who will approach professional truck drivers with the respect and fair treatment that their important work and commitment to safety demand.”

In its letter to Sec. Foxx, OOIDA cited past and present examples of Administrator Ferro’s failure to perform her duties impartially, her failure to lead her agency to fulfill Congressional mandates, and her failure to responsibly prioritize the agency’s tasks.

The full letter can be read here.

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is the only national trade association representing the interests of all professional truck drivers and small-business trucking companies. OOIDA was established in 1973 in the greater Kansas City, Mo. area and has grown to nearly 150,000 active members nationwide.