Joseph Clapp was confirmed as head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Thursday, Sept. 20. Clapp’s nomination still requires confirmation from the full Senate. The FMCSA was created within the Department of Transportation on Jan. 1, 2000, to help prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries. Clapp, the former chairman of Roadway Express Inc., was nominated in August by President Bush to become the first permanent administrator of the FMCSA. He joined Roadway Express in 1967 and worked his way up in the organization as a financial and accounting specialist. He became president in 1986 and added the title of chairman and chief execu-tive officer in 1987. He was also chairman of the American Trucking Associations Foundation in 1995.

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