The most important thing to know is you must be notified prior to tieing up from your assignment.
1. You are called out of Denver on assignment DH32-08 on Duty at 0900 in the morning. The Corridor manager informs you will be getting out on a 4 hour break when you arrive at Cheyenne.
2. When you arrive Cheyenne do not tie up. Call the corridor manager and inform him that you have arrived and CMS must tie you up to accommodate the 4 hour break. They must notify you at that time what time to show up for work and for what assigment. Lets say you tie up at 1100 with 2 hours for the dead head.
3. If you are called or put back on duty between 1101 and 1459 it is consider continuous time which means you would be dead on the law at 2100 hours.
4. If you are called between 1500 and 1859 you would then have 10 hours to work in accordance with FRA rules.
5. If you were called at 1900 you would then be subject to 12 hours of service again.
NOTE: If CMS OR DISP DOES NOT INFORM YOU WHEN TO REPORT FOR DUTY AND THEY CALL YOU AFTER 4 HOURS THEY HAVE THEN VIOLATED HOURS OF SERVICE LAW BECUASE THEN YOU WOULD BE SUBJECT TO 10 HOURS UNDISTURBED.