Jim Mullen, the current Acting Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), is to step down from his position by the end of August.
Mullen has been on the Acting Administrator position since October 2019 as an interim capacity following the then Acting Administrator, Raymond Martinez’s abrupt announcement to step down after nearly a year at the helm of the FMCSA. During his time as Administrator, Martinez’s priority was the changes to the Hours of Service (HOS) regulations.
During his tenure as Administrator, the FMCSA pushed the much-needed Hours of Service (HOS) Final Rule. The Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, as well as the FMCSA HOS waivers also took place while Mullen was at the helm of the FMCSA.
The DOT had the following to say about Mullen, “We greatly appreciate Jim’s service and the work he has done for our country.”
The Acting Administrator position will reportedly be taken over by Wiley Deck, who is currently the senior policy advisor to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. Deck was also the former director of government affairs of the FMCSA.
If Deck takes the Administrator tenure, he will remain at the Acting Administrator position until a new FMSCA Administrator is appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate.