Discussion in 'USA Truck' started by MariaJooste, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. MariaJooste

    MariaJooste Bobtail Member

    Dec 16, 2016
    Hi there! I really need to get a handle on the 8/2 split so that I can advise my drivers how to best use it.

    If I have a guy stuck at the receiver out of hours and he shuts down for 8 in the sleeper, what hours will he get back? And if he then shuts down after, say 4 hours of driving for 6 hours, instead of 2 in off duty, does he still have the same hours back as he would have if he just shut down for 2?

    Thanks anyone who knows this info and will help.
  2. skootertrashr6

    skootertrashr6 Medium Load Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    Pueblo, Co
    Whatever hours he had left on his 11 hour drive time and 14 hour on duty clock he gets back after 8 hours in sleeper. And then after he takes his 2 hour off duty break he gets back the drive time and on duty time that he used before he took his 8 in the sleeper.
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  3. skootertrashr6

    skootertrashr6 Medium Load Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    Pueblo, Co
    So if he went into sleeper for 8 hours and he had 5 hours left on his drive and 8 left on his on duty then he would have that to work with after 8 hours in sleeper. Drive those 5 hours and take 2 off duty. He would then get back 6 hours he previously drove before his sleeper time and 6 hours on duty time.
  4. ChaoSS

    ChaoSS Road Train Member

    Sep 20, 2014
    The eight hour sleeper berth stops your clock. The two hour does not, so if he takes 6 he's burning up good hours.
  5. JC1971

    JC1971 Heavy Load Member

    Jul 29, 2013
    After the two hour break, you'll get back all your time minus whatever time you used as if you had a full clock that started at the end of the eight hour sleeper berth. You must also subtract the 2 hours you spent off duty from your 14, so if you sit for 6 hours, that time is ticking away because the 2 hour break doesn't stop your clock.

    An example would be, after your 8 hour break, you do a 15 minute pre-trip, drive 30 minutes to a truck stop spending 15 minutes off duty there, then drive 1 hour to shipper, then spend 2 hours off duty. Your clock will appear as follows:

    11 - 1.5 hrs drive = 9.5
    14 - .25 - .5 - .25 - 1 - 2 = 10
    6 hour break = 6 hours on 14

    I hope I got this right. it's been a little while since I've done an 8-2.
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  6. againstthewind

    againstthewind Road Train Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    after an 8 hr break, if you subtract 2 and divide by four, you will have the hours left that you started with before dividing by four but not after subtracting 2, and if you sleep 2 hrs after the 8 then you will have to subtract the 2 and divide by 4 before knowing how many you will have left on your 11,14 or 70, or you can ask the suits in washington to explain it since they created it but they will just confuse you.
  7. HotH2o

    HotH2o Road Train Member

    Sep 23, 2012
    Bunyan Springs, Colorado
  8. Bossman027

    Bossman027 Light Load Member

    Feb 21, 2016
    We are on peoplenet. It calculates it automatically
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