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Friday, April 29, 2011
U.S. DOT Appoints Van Steenburg Assistant Administrator and Chief Safety Officer of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced that Jack Van Steenburg has been appointed Assistant Administrator and Chief Safety Officer of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Prior to his appointment, Van Steenburg served as the director of FMCSA’s Enforcement and Compliance Division, where he led all enforcement programs that contribute to safe commercial vehicle transportation nationwide. During his decorated 25-year career with the New York State Police Department, Van Steenburg was responsible for all state highway safety programs and was elected president of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. In his new capacity, Van Steenburg will act as FMCSA’s chief safety advocate promoting partnerships with federal, state and local governments and providing direction over all national commercial vehicle safety programs. Van Steenburg’s new position is one of three U.S. DOT career postings that require Presidential approval. Contact Candice Tolliver: 202-366-9999.