Sandberg is a principal in TransSafe, a Washington, DC-based consulting firm. She is perhaps best known for her role as Administrator of the US Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). She served there from 2003 to 2006.
Clearly, Sandberg will have her hands full dealing with her former agency. Along with the announcement of her appointment to the interim position, NITL reported the FMCSA had asked for comments on its own interim final rule on driver hours of service.
Public Citizen and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) immediately filed suit asking a federal court of appeals to enforce an earlier decision that struck down key provisions in the hours of service rules. And the National Transportation Safety Board made a recommendation to the FMCSA that it should require on-board recorders for all interstate commercial trucks.