Small Entity Compliance Guides are prepared pursuant to Section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (“SBREFA”), Pub. L. 104-121. The statements in this document are intended solely as guidance to aid in complying with the associated rule. The material contained in this document is neither mandatory nor regulatory in nature and does not constitute a regulation. It describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, to demonstrate compliance with applicable regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will consider other methods of demonstrating compliance that any person subject to the associated rule elects to present. Terms such as “must” and “will” are used to indicate regulatory requirements when an acceptable method of compliance is described in this document.