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You Must Read & Speak English to Drive Trucks in the U.S. Brochure

You must be able t speak and read English to drive trucks in the United States. 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) require all drivers operating trucks in the United States to be able to read and speak the English language sufficiently to:

  • Converse with the general public
  • Understand highway traffic sings and signals in the English language
  • Respond to official inquiries and
  • Make entries on reports and records
Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014