President Jair Bolsonaro non-vetoed the bill that will allow the independent transporter to register as an individual micro-entrepreneur, the “MEI truck driver” | Photo: Albari Rosa / People’s newspaper
President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday (31) enacted the bill approved by Congress for the “MEI truck driver”. Without any veto power, the presidential sanction allows the autonomous freight carrier to register as an individual micro-entrepreneur if it achieves annual sales of up to 251.6 thousand reais.
The limit is more than three times the amount authorized for the other categories, R $ 81,000. According to the law, the monthly contribution of truck drivers classified MEI to the National Institute of Social Security (INSS) will be 12% of the monthly minimum wage.
The idea of the law is to encourage the formalization of truck drivers as individual entrepreneurs and to respond to one of the demands of the category which, in 2021, led a national strike and mobilized a strike of truck drivers .