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General Qualifications of Drivers: Small Business in Transportation Coalition; Application for Exemption

Notice of application for exemption; request for comments.

FMCSA announces that the Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC) has requested an exemption from the requirement that motor carriers not permit a person to drive a commercial motor vehicle unless the driver is capable of reading and speaking the English language sufficiently to communicate with the public, to understand highway traffic signs and signals in the English language, to respond to official inquiries, and to make entries on reports and records. SBTC requests the exemption on behalf of all motor carriers in North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) category 484230 (Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Long-Distance) with revenues under $30 million. FMCSA requests public comment on the applicant's request for exemption.

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