Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat announced on Monday his appointment of Don Freymiller of Edmond to serve as a commissioner on the state transportation commission.
Freymiller is the second of two appointments Pro Tem Treat has made to the transportation commission under a new law that gives the governor the ability to hire the head of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, and gives the governor, House speaker, and Senate president pro tempore appointments to the transportation commission.
“It is important that we continue the progress made in recent years to improve and modernize the state transportation infrastructure, especially our roads and bridges. Don Freymiller’s background and experience means he’s well suited to help oversee and carry out the critical mission of the state Transportation Department,” said Treat, R-Oklahoma City.
Freymiller previously served as chairman and chief executive officer of Freymiller Trucking, Inc. before selling the company in 1996. Since then, he’s served as chairman of the board for D&M Carriers, LLC, (dba Freymiller) a 48-state common carrier.
“I appreciate Senator Treat for appointing me to this important position. Having worked in the trucking industry, I know the importance transportation infrastructure plays in growing the economy. I look forward to working with the leadership at the Transportation Department and the commission to help improve our roads, bridges, and other infrastructure,” Freymiller said.