The Obama administration has announced that Anne Ferro will be nominated to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
She is currently president of the Maryland Motor Truck Association, a trucking industry organization. Previously she ran the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, administering drivers licenses.
Her nomination drew immediate praise from trucking industry officials.
But the Truck Safety Coalition, Parents Against Tired Truckers, Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways (CRASH). and Teamsters Union have expressed concerns about her commitment to trucking safety.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Ken Shigley is a trial attorney in Atlanta, Georgia who has been listed as a “Super Lawyer” (Atlanta Magazine), among the “Legal Elite” (Georgia Trend Magazine), and in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (Martindale), and is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He served as chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Litigation Institute, is on the National Advisory Board for the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, and is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education programs for the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Shigley has extensive experience representing parties in trucking and bus accidents, products liability, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, spinal cord injury, brain injury and burn injury cases. Currently he is Secretary of the 40,000 member State Bar of Georgia.This post is subject to our ethical disclaimer.