but remember folks. 10 hours consecutively before starting your next shift.
logging pti's with rolling 8/2 splits
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Here's a pretty typical scenario I have run into:
Coming off 10 hours qualifying break, do a pretrip and arrive at shipper 1 hour away for Live Load. Back up to dock and log sleeper for say, an hour and they are done. Then I go over to the side out of the way and log 1 more hour Off Duty. Now I have a qualifying 2 hour break, my next break after driving only needs to be 8 hours but 100% in the sleeper to qualify. So I drive 4.5 hours and take that 8 hour sleeper, when I get up do a pretrip and I have 5.5 hours left to legally drive. Next break is 2 hours after which I can drive again for 5.5 hours.
Where you have to be careful with split breaking is the pull over to take little breaks stuff. That 2 hour qualifying break you took comes out of that 3 hours in 14 that is 'yours' to use I guess some guys think it stops the clock or something and still think they have 3 hours to play with, when in actuality you only have 1 hour to play with on either side of the splits (minus pretrip time and pull over to wash your hands time) otherwise you start chipping away at that 11 hour clock.When you burn through that 3 hour cushion I call it, the clocks don't stop ticking until that 8th hour qualifying in the sleeper or 10 hours qualifying break.
Yeah, the regs say 10. But, then there's the sleeper berth provision that modifies those rules. You can only take an 8-hour break if it's 8 continuous logged as sleeper (Line 2). And it allows you to start up after 8, using what's left of your 11 and 14 back to the last break of 2 hours consecutive (Lines 1 or 2 or a combination).
But, you don't get a fresh 11/14. You just get the rest of the time left on an 11/14 until you have to do a two-hour break. Once the two hour break is satisifed, you can continue with the 11/14 that started when your 8 was completed.
There's many a slip twixt a cup and a lip.
Technically you're absolutely right. The reality is Elog drivers are cheating their logs with the best of the paper guys-- just not as egregiously.
I have heard of guys pulling off the interstate offramp, coming to the stop sign and logging Off Duty or Sleeper and rolling that 3/8ths of a mile to the truck stop.
Others are arriving at shippers and receivers early and doing all their work whether drop and hook or live (un)load Off Duty or Sleeper then just before the appointment time they will send in their arrival macros and switch back to On Duty for just the few minutes to look legit.
Others are bobtailing around Off Duty Driving *towards* their loads.
Some are logging Off Duty while they wait for the tire guy on the side of the freeway.
Snowwy, to split break you can
2 and then 8
8 and then 2
the 2 hour break will not extend the 14 hour clock, however it will work with the 8 hour break you take later.
the 8 hour break will extend the 14 hour clock, the 8 hour break will work with the 2 hour break you take later.
That's why it's called split breaking 8 & 2. I stress this because many drivers/auditors have a major mis concecption of the
split break rules. Most tell you the 8 has to be first, which is not true. Either break can come first! You can split break all year long and never take a 10 hour break. Not likely you won't take a 10 ever but, DOT does not tell you to take a 10 hr break at any point!
I have a sheet myself on hours of service explaining split breaking it's stickied
see examples 21 through 24 of the DOT examples:
http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/documents/hos/logbook.pdfrussellkanning Thanks this.
All work must be accouned for by driving or on-duty not driving.
Nothing work related can be logged as off duty, sleeper or off duty driving (e-logs for off duty driving).
If you are at a customer, go to the sleeper if you can, if you can not then you must log on-duty unless your company relieves you of all responsibility to perform work and allows you to log off duty. I doubt any company will relieve you of duty while at a customer because you have to be there, ready to move when they knock on that door or call you, usually??classic_150 Thanks this.
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