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FMCSA Names Acting Administrator

WASHINGTON, DC— The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has named the agency's chief counsel, Scott Darling, to serve as acting administrator until a permanent administrator is found.

Former FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro announced the changes in an email statement on August 22. Ferro will move on as president and CEO of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.

"I know that Scott will provide seamless leadership with integrity, intelligence, and a commitment to engage our employees and stakeholders to meet our lifesaving mission,” Ferro wrote.

U.S. President Barack Obama appointed Darling to serve as counsel to the administrator and the agency's chief legal officer in September 2012.

Darling joined FMCSA from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Clark University, a Master's degree in Public Policy from Tufts University, and a Juris Doctor's degree from Suffolk University.

Ferro wrote to FMCSA colleagues: "I am confident that Acting Administrator Darling … and each and every one of you will continue to build on the progress of the past five years.  I'm counting on you, because it's never been about me. It's always been about us – one FMCSA – working as a team on the highest of callings in public service – saving lives."

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