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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration offered to states an exemption for commercial driver’s license (CDL) applicants seeking a school bus endorsement, from the engine compartment portion of the pre-trip vehicle inspection skills testing requirement, known as the ‘‘under-the-hood’’ testing requirement. Drivers issued a CDL pursuant to the requested exemption would be restricted to the intrastate operation of school buses only. The exemption would be effective from November 27, 2022, through November 27, 2024.

The NJMVC  applied for and was approved for this FMCSA exemption effective from November 27, 2022,through November 27, 2024.

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