employee

(2)“employee” means an operator of a commercial motor vehicle (including an independent contractor when operating a commercial motor vehicle), a mechanic, a freight handler, or an individual not an employer, who— (A)directly affects commercial motor vehicle safety in the course of employment; and (B)is not an employee of the United States Government, a State, or a political subdivision of a State acting in the course of the employment by the Government, a State, or a political subdivision of a State.

Source

49 USC § 31132(2)


Scoping language

In this subchapter
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