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H.R. 6451 (112th): Preserving Jobs in the Oilfield Act of 2012

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9/20/2012--Introduced. Preserving Jobs in the Oilfield Act of 2012 - Directs the Secretary of Transportation to ensure that, with respect to maximum hours of service for drivers, on-duty time does not include waiting time at a natural gas or oil well site for operators of commercial motor vehicles transporting supplies, equipment, or materials, including sand or water, to or from a natural gas or oil well site.

Applies this exclusion without regard to whether operators have received special training or operate vehicles specially constructed to service wells.