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Meera Joshi named as Biden’s pick for top spot at FMCSA

Meera Joshi named as Biden’s pick for top spot at FMCSA
On April 14, President Joe Biden officially announced plans to nominate Meera Joshi as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Joshi has served as the agency’s deputy administrative director since January. (Courtesy: FMCSA)

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on April 14 officially announced plans to nominate Meera Joshi as administrator of the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Joshi has served as the agency’s deputy administrator and senior official since January 20.

Joshi, an attorney, has more than 16 years of experience in leading government oversight agencies. She served as chair and CEO of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, the nation’s largest for-hire transportation regulator. While there, she spearheaded novel Vision Zero campaigns using data tools to keep high-risk drivers and unsafe vehicles off the road. She also led landmark policy, including establishing robust open transportation data standards for app-based providers; enacting the nation’s first for-hire driver pay protection program; and providing broad access to for-hire transportation for passengers who use wheelchairs.

Before entering the field of transportation regulation, Joshi was the inspector general for New York City’s Department of Corrections, where she was responsible for the investigation of corruption and criminality at all levels of New York City’s jail operations. Joshi also served as the first deputy executive director of New York City’s Civilian Complaint Review Board, leading investigations of police misconduct.

In addition to her government positions, Joshi has served as general manager for the New York office of Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants, and was a visiting scholar at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy. Joshi was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She holds a bachelor of arts degree and a juris doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Has she ever driven a truck!! Then why do we have to have people from the north east why don’t we get somebody from the Midwest and his positions. because all they wanna do is tax the shit out of people. I hope she will take a look at hard-core issues like double brokering and regulations that are hurting the industry. Please get out from behind your desk get away from the office and get out in the field and learn what the industry is really about. Talk to the truckers talk to the dock workers. talk to the blue-collar people who are actually The people that make up this industry and keep America running.

Of course she has never driven a truck. I doubt she has ever spoken to a truck driver, and she doesnt give a crap about drivers or their issues.

I don’t have much faith in anybody appointed by the Chief Thief who occupies the White House. Looking at her credentials tells me that she really hasn’t accomplished anything except being appointed to positions that are government jobs designed for cronyism. She has another position to add to a meaningless career.

Let’s give a chance. I will support her until she does something really stupid. Then, I’m going to rant in these comments sections until . . . . well, I don’t know.

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