On May 5, former FMCSA head Wiley Deck took a new position with an autonomous truck technology startup. He joined the company as Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy.
It is known that his responsibilities will include “working with regulators and other stakeholders to ensure the safe use of self-driving trucks.”
Another former FMCSA head Jim Mullen also joined the company. His competence will include legal issues and the company’s risk management strategy.
“We are pleased to welcome Wiley to lead our government affairs and public policy effort at this important phase of growth for our company,” said Shawn Kerrigan, COO and Co-founder of Plus. “As the former Deputy Administrator at the FMCSA, Wiley brings a deep understanding of the transportation and infrastructure needs in the United States and the potential of autonomous trucks to transform the freight industry. Wiley will further our dialogue with policymakers and other important stakeholders as we move closer to becoming the first self-driving truck developer to start mass production of an autonomous driving system for heavy trucks.”
Wiley Deck is sure that self-driving trucking is completely changing all commercial vehicles. Regulations will be an important part of unlocking the potential of this technology to make hauling safer, more comfortable and greener.