Tag: HOS

FMCSA gives railroad CMV drivers HOS relief

Exemption covering 20,000 drivers increases risk of fatigue, safety officials warn By John Gallagher, Washington Correspondent for freightwaves.com Regulators have relaxed hours-of-service (HOS) rules for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers working for most of the nation’s railroads despite opposition from safety officials claiming that the exemption needlessly increases fatigue risk. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety […]

Railroad Employees Want Relief from Specific HOS Rules

According to a notice published in the Federal Register on March 8, R.J. Corman Railroad Services, Cranemasters Inc. and the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association requested a five-year HOS exemption regarding driving time for drivers of ‘property-carrying vehicles.’ If granted, the exemption would apply to all railroad employees that are affected by the HOS […]

New Rule Gives Small Railroads Option to Use Automated HOS Record Keeping

Wilson Ring/AP The Federal Railroad Administration has issued a final rule to allow small railroads and their contractors to comply with employee federal hours-of-service record-keeping regulations using automated systems rather than paper records. “Approximately 746 railroads, 18 commuter railroads, and their contractors and subcontractors are eligible to use automated record-keeping systems pursuant to this rule,” […]

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