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The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) supports the nomination of David Strickland as the next administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Strickland is awaiting conformation by the Senate.

In his role as counsel to the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Strickland worked with the RMA. He was involved in the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) Act in 2000 and also worked with RMA to enact legislation to create a consumer information program for tire fuel efficiency in 2007.

“Dave Strickland will bring a unique set of qualifications to the position of NHTSA Administrator,” says Charles Cannon, RMA CEO and president. “Clearly, he is one of the most knowledgeable on Capitol Hill on tire safety issues.

“Dave has made an effort to understand the tire industry, and we look forward to continuing to work with him in a new capacity. He is tough but fair and his experience working on tire and automotive industry public policy issues should allow him to hit the ground running at NHTSA."

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