New Oilfield Exemption Feature Will Enable Carriers to Log Hours Using Record of Duty Status Rules for Well Sites.
Qualcomm Incorporated, a leading provider of integrated wireless systems, applications and services to transportation and logistics companies, today announced at its Vision 2012 Management Conference that adoption of its Hours of Service (QHOS) application has reached more than 140,000 users across more than 500 fleets. QHOS automates driver logs and is compliant with the latest electronic on-board recorder (EOBR) regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). With the application, fleet managers and dispatchers can access driver availability information and reports, including duty status, driving time and remaining hours of service, all through an easy-to-use Web browser. The growing number of QHOS users suggests that — now more than ever before — fleets recognize the value of this application as a means to effectively increase safety and compliance.
Qualcomm will soon add an oilfield exemption feature to its QHOS application. Initial availability on the MCP100 is slated for September 2012, with subsequent availability on the MCP50, MCP110 and MCP200. This feature is specifically designed for oilfield haulers that deliver to oil and natural gas well sites, and will allow drivers to record hours spent at the well site and driving utilizing the oilfield exemption in the FMCSA Hours of Service regulations. The oilfield exemption allows a 24-hour reset period instead of the standard 34-hour reset and the ability to log time waiting at oil and gas well sites as off-duty.
“We are extremely pleased that a steadily increasing number of drivers are now benefiting from the safety, compliance and productivity gains offered by the Qualcomm Hours of Service application,” said Norm Ellis, vice president of sales, services and marketing for Qualcomm Enterprise Services. “Many fleets using QHOS have told us that they have seen a marked increase in available driving time, as well as dramatic reductions in out-of-service violations, as a result of adoption. With the addition of the oilfield exemption feature, fleets with this unique operational profile will be able to take advantage of the value QHOS delivers.”
“With the implementation of Qualcomm Hours of Service, we have seen substantial improvement in our CSA score. Our driver fatigue BASIC score has improved by more than 70 percent and log violations have been reduced by more than 92 percent since the implementation of QHOS in 2010,” noted Dan Peterson, director of safety at Marten Transport. “We attribute our improved CSA score solely to the implementation of Qualcomm Hours of Service.”
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