Conference Speaker Spotlight: The Honorable Ray Martinez to Offer Straight Talk from Washington
From Left to Right: TIA Vice President of Government Affairs Chris Burroughs, Martinez, TIA President & CEO Robert Voltmann, TIA Chief of Staff Nancy O’Liddy
Join us on Thursday, April 11 at 4:00 p.m. as the Honorable Raymond P. Martinez, FMCSA Administrator, provides a comprehensive overview of the latest regulatory environment within the Department of Transportation. Martinez will cover potential changes to motor carriers’ hours-of-service, CSA reform, broker financial responsibility requirements and other rules and regulations of interest to the third-party logistics and transportation industries.
Martinez is the sixth Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) since its establishment by Congress in 2000. Nominated by President Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Martinez was sworn into office by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao on Feb. 28, 2018. The Agency he leads regulates more than 530,000 trucking companies, 12,000 bus and motor coach operators and approximately 4 million interstate commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders.
Martinez possesses extensive experience in highway safety, large agency management and public service. Immediately prior to his arrival at FMCSA, he served for eight years as Chairman and Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission where he was involved in all aspects of roadway safety. As Chief Administrator, he oversaw 2,500 employees and was responsible for a $330 million annual operating budget as well as more than $1 billion in annual revenue. Additionally, he was a member of the State Planning Commission, which handled matters including land use, transportation planning and environmental protection.
During the administration of George W. Bush, Martinez served as Deputy Chief/Acting Chief of Protocol at the U.S. Department of State, representing the President in official matters with 186 foreign Ambassadors in Washington, D.C., as well as frequently traveling with the President and other senior-level U.S. delegations on diplomatic missions abroad.
He previously served for five years as Commissioner of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles overseeing a network of 129 offices statewide, providing customer service to more than 20 million residents each year. In this role, he also served as Chairman of the State Highway Traffic Safety Committee.
A graduate of St. John’s University School of Law, Martinez is an attorney who has worked in the New York State Attorney General’s Office as Deputy Chief of Staff and as a Special Counsel. He has also worked as an attorney in private practice. He is a past Regional President, and twice National Board Member, of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA).
Throughout his career, Martinez has been dedicated to providing excellence in public service. He believes strongly in open communications and bringing stakeholders together to achieve creative solutions that strengthen safety and improve the quality of life for all Americans.