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Deputy Administrator

James Wiley Deck

James Wiley Deck
James Wiley Deck

Deputy Administrator
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

James Wiley Deck is the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. He returns to FMCSA where he previously held the position as Director of Government Affairs from 2017 to 2019.  For the past year, Wiley has served as a Senior Policy Advisor to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao, where he covered FMCSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Department’s Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance (ODAPC).


Wiley began his Federal career in 1994, serving on the staff of Congressman John L. Mica (FL).  Throughout more than 23 years of service to Rep. Mica, Wiley held a series of positions with progressively increasing responsibility culminating with six years as the Chief of Staff.  Prior to joining FMCSA, Wiley also served as the Director of Oversight and Investigations for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Wiley holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Central Florida.

With his decades-long Capitol Hill experience and special focus on national and regional transportation issues, Wiley understands the critical role that the truck and interstate bus industries play in keeping our nation's economy strong and continually moving forward.

He is equally committed to safety and he ardently supports expanding and enhancing FMCSA stakeholder partnerships and collaboration toward the goal of reducing commercial vehicle-involved crashes and improving safety for all travelers on our highways and roads.

Last updated: Friday, September 4, 2020