USA: Browz has launched a software-as-a-service package to assist short line railways and their contractors in complying with Federal Railroad Administration drug and alcohol testing requirements coming into force in June.

Browz ShortLine will enable operators to check the compliance of their contractors and employees, and to source new contractors working in the rail industry.

‘The challenge that short line railoads face, besides the interpretation of Part 219, is the lack of tools that exist to help them manage their contractor compliance’, said Browz Vice-President of Product, Aaron Rudd. ‘These are very challenging requirements and, without sophisticated software and service solutions, the administrative burden on short line railroads could be significant. We have created a solution that is both affordable and efficient. We have already had great participation working with Class I railroads and look forward to assisting short lines in this process.’