U.S. Department of Transportation
Office of Public Affairs
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Contact: Ian Grossman, 202-366-8810
New Deputy Administrator Announced at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta today announced the selection of David H. Hugel for the position of Deputy Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Hugel will join the Agency on May 30th and will also serve as the Acting Administrator until a permanent Administrator is nominated. He joins the U.S. Department of Transportation after serving the past 3 years as the Administrator for the Maryland Division of Motor Vehicles.
"David Hugel has a strong record on management and motor vehicle safety issues," Secretary Mineta said. "As the number of trucks and buses on our roads continues to increase, David will play a critical role in helping reduce the severity and number of crashes involving trucks and motorcoaches."
Hugel's career has included work in the public and private sectors, but has focused on motor vehicle issues for the past 19 years. He is married and has 2 grown sons.
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