Darling now 'designated' administrator at FMCSA

By David Tanner, Land Line senior editor | Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Scott Darling has been acting administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration since former Administrator Anne Ferro left the agency in the summer of 2014. Darling’s title of acting administrator expired as of Monday, March 23, according to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, but his role will remain the same.

Because President Obama has not named a permanent replacement for Ferro, Darling becomes the “delegated” administrator.

“In regards to his acting title ending, Secretary Foxx has delegated Scott Darling, the chief counsel of FMCSA, the responsibility for performing the duties of the FMCSA administrator,” a DOT spokesman for the secretary’s office said in a statement. “Thus, consistent with the Vacancies Act (Darling) will continue to perform the duties of the administrator but will no longer be referred to as the acting administrator.”

President Obama nominated Darling to be FMCSA’s chief counsel in 2012.

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