Robert Petrancosta brings more than 30 years of industry experience
Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) freight carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced that its director of safety and environmental compliance, Robert G. (Bob) Petrancosta, has been selected to serve on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee. He will represent the motor carrier industry on the up to 20-member panel, tasked with advising the agency’s administrator on issues such as policy, rule development and regulation interpretation and implementation.
“Safety is all-important for the transportation industry and we are proud that Con-way will be represented on this committee,’ said David S. McClimon, president, Con-way Freight. “We know that Bob will make a great contribution in this role.’
FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee is composed of members of the motor carrier industry, safety advocates and safety and law enforcement officials. Appointed by the agency administrator for up to two-year terms, committee members may be reappointed to one or more consecutive terms.
“Your extensive knowledge of motor carrier issues will prove to be invaluable in completing the advisory committee’s work,’ wrote agency administrator John H. Hill in a letter inviting Petrancosta to join the committee. “I look forward to working with the advisory committee in advancing our mutual goal ’ safety.’
Petrancosta joined Con-way in 1998 as a driver sales representative after more than 15 years in the trucking industry in the Midwest. Within a year, he earned a promotion to quality counts leader and then freight operations supervisor at the company’s Aurora, Ill., facility. Named director of safety and environmental compliance in 1998, Petrancosta now resides in Saline, Mich., with his wife and four children.
The FMCSA was established as a separate administration within the US Department of Transportation on Jan. 1, 2000, pursuant to the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999. Its primary mission is to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.