JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Transportation has named a new director for the Motor Carrier Services division. Jim True will be replacing Scott Marion in early September.
The Motor Carrier Services division is responsible for administering registration, fuel tax, permits, and safety programs for Missouri’s motor carrier companies.
“I understand the challenges transportation companies face today,” True said, “and view my role as that of a helper and mentor. One of the things that really attracted me to this opportunity is that I can bring my years of successful experience to Missouri and an incredible group of folks in Motor Carrier Services. I am very grateful for this opportunity.”
True comes to the Missouri Department of Transportation with years of experience in transportation industry. He has knowledge of various roles in safety, risk management, driver recruitment/retention, and training along with previous titles ranging from director to president/CEO. Originally from upstate New York, True has lived most recently in southeast Michigan but has also spent many years in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
“Jim has a strong working knowledge of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association and U.S. Department of Transportation rules and regulations, but also understands the business side of the trucking industry and will be a good addition to our team,” said Ed Hassinger, MoDOT chief engineer.
True will start at MoDOT in early September.
Alisha Shurr is a reporter for the Missouri Times and Missouri Times Magazine. She joined the Missouri Times in January 2018 after working as a copy editor for her hometown newspaper in Southern Oregon. Alisha is a graduate of Kansas State University. Contact Alisha at firstname.lastname@example.org.