Annette Sandberg was recently sworn in as the new administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). President Bush nominated Sandberg in March and the Senate confirmed her on July 31.
"Annette brings a wealth of experience in transportation management to the top position in FMCSA," said U.S. DOT Secretary Norm Mineta. "She has shown leadership in dealing with key issues within the department and is an especially able champion of our goal to improve truck and bus safety."
Mineta appointed Sandberg as deputy administrator of the FMCSA in November 2002. She had been serving as acting administrator of the FMCSA since December 2002. With her swearing in, Sandberg is now the nation's top motor carrier and bus safety official. She is the second administrator of the FMCSA, which was established on Jan. 1, 2000, to improve truck and bus safety.
"As administrator, I will work to ensure that FMCSA continues to meet its goal of reducing commercial vehicle-related fatalities and injuries," said Sandberg.
Before joining the FMCSA, Sandberg was the deputy administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Earlier, she was an attorney with the Maple Valley Law Group, representing employers in labor and employment issues.
Sandberg received the National Public Service Award from the American Society for Public Administration and the National Academy of Public Administration in 1999.