T.F. “Scott” Darling has been the top official at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration since the departure of Anne Ferro a year ago, but he has not held the official title of “administrator.” That is likely about to change thanks to an official nomination by President Obama.
News of Darling’s nomination came via a statement from the U.S. Department of Transportation, which oversees FMCSA, on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 5.
“Through strong and effective management as chief counsel and acting administrator of FMCSA, Scott has already demonstrated his ability to lead the agency,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in the statement.
“He is committed to making our roads safer for motorists, passengers, and professional truck and bus drivers, and is constantly working with all sides to find solutions to challenges facing the industry and the motoring public. As administrator, FMCSA will continue to benefit from his years of leadership and experience working in the transportation sector. I look forward to our continued work together.”
Darling would have to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate before taking on the title.