8/2 Sleeper Formula

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  1. Jwehunt1990

    Jwehunt1990 Bobtail Member

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    Hey guys, I’ve been perusing the forums and for some reason cannot find exactly what I’m looking for. I’m not someone that really likes to read through examples, I only want a formula to figure out exactly how to calculate my time after the 8 hours in my 8/2 split. I don’t want to know where you are or how long you drove to get there. I want a cut-and-dry formula “x-y=?” If someone can help me I would greatly appreciate it.
     
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  3. tnevin225

    tnevin225 Road Train Member

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    If you take your 8hr break first you have the same amount of drive time left that you had when you stopped. then you pick up the rest of your hrs minus the ones you used after your 8hr break when you take the other two hrs.
     
  4. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    8 hrs has to be sleeper.
    whatever left on 14 when you go on sleeper will start at end of the 8 hr break
    the 2 hr break doesn't stop the 14
     
  5. Big Rig Max

    Big Rig Max Light Load Member

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    Can do a 2/8 (reverse order) too.
     
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  6. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

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    If I remember correctly you can't go over the 14 hour limit on any side of 8 hour sleeper time. The 8 hour sleeper time will extend/move your 14 hour clock out, but it will not stop it. It's pretty hard figure out on paper logs.
     
  7. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Road Train Member

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    The 8 hour only works if you use up all the time before the 2 hour.
     
  8. Big Rig Max

    Big Rig Max Light Load Member

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! So much for keeping it simple

    Look, simple 8/2

    - Drive 5 Hours
    - 8 Hour SB (Has to be SB)
    - Now have 6 Hours Drive
    - 2 Hour OFF or SB
    - Now have first 5 Hours Drive available again

    Can reverse the 8/2 as well
     
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  9. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    Split Sleeper Simplified
    • 8 hours (must be in the sleeper) pauses your 14
    • 2 hours (does not have to be in sleeper) does not pause your 14
    • the two break periods (8 and 2) can be taken in any order
    • the two work periods on either side of either break, added together, cannot exceed your 11/14/70
    • When using the split-break you enter into a cycle of
    work | rest1 | work | rest2 | work | rest1 | work | rest2 | work, etc.,
    until you return to a "normal" schedule by way of a 10-hour continuous rest or 34-hour reset.​
     
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  10. bonder45

    bonder45 Medium Load Member

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    Is it necessary to have 2 breaks in one work day?

    Could you wake up, run 11 hours straight drive time and then take your 10 hours off in sleeper and then go back to 11 hours right after that?
     
  11. Big Rig Max

    Big Rig Max Light Load Member

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    There are some strategic advantages to an 8/2 in some cases. As for just every day, normal work day - Drive 11/10 Hour Break is fine.
     
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