Former Texas Motor Carrier Official, Carol Davis, Passes

- Carol Davis, 59, former director of the Texas Motor Carrier Division, died in her sleep May 31, 2020. Davis led the Motor Carrier Division from 2003 until the division transferred to the TxDMV on Jan. 1, 2012. She was involved in many state and industry cooperative efforts and served as chair of the Western Association of State Highway Transportation Officials’ (WASHTO) Standing Committee on Highway Transport (COT) for four years, ending those two terms in late 2013. Davis’ leadership and support enabled the development of the Motor Carrier Credentialing System (MCCS) and transformed how the division managed workflow and is still in use today. The MCCS project’s success was recognized by winning the 2005 TxDOT Journey Toward Excellence Award and the 2006 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Standing Committee on Quality, Exemplary Partner Award. In 2009, the Legislature moved part of MCD to the then new TxDMV, followed by the rest of the division in January 2012. Davis led the division during these periods of change and uncertainty. TxPROS was launched during this transition period, a testament to her focus, drive, and leadership. TxPROS is still in use with improvements added constantly. Her role in the system’s development and implementation was vital and TxPROS was recognized by five state and national awards. Davis retired in February 2014, but her leadership and influence throughout her years with MCD are evident in the projects and innovations still in use today. She is survived by her mother Christiane, husband, Ben, and daughter Nicole. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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