8/2 split question

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  1. loudtom

    loudtom Road Train Member

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    Yes, it's usually better to take the 2 first because you should be coming off a 10 or 34 hour break with a fresh clock. The only time I'd start with an 8 would be if I was flipping my schedule from night to day or vice versa.
     
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  3. dca

    dca Road Train Member

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    roll until 23:55 park at shipper/receiver take an 8, check in at 07:55 back it in, 2 hrs for live load/unload, recap hrs roll on
     
  4. gillz107

    gillz107 Light Load Member

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    We talking about bowling now? 8/2 split?

    I could never knock down a 7-10 split to save my life...
     
  5. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    Not a split, the 8's a sleeper.
     
  6. Justin Sane

    Justin Sane Light Load Member

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    I was told today that the 2 hour break does not stop the 14 hour clock like the 8 hour break does. I looked through the FMSCA reg book and could not find anything on this. Thoughts anybody? Thanks.
     
  7. 25(2)+2

    25(2)+2 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Correct, the 2 hours doesn't stop the 14 hours clock.

    8 or more in the sleeper extends the 14 by 8 hours or maybe more if you take more than 8 in the sleeper. Haven't played that scenario, but I have taken 8 back to back when necessary for timing.

    The split helps to switch from night to day or vice versa to gain some flexibility.
     
  8. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    As soon as you've exceeded 8 hours in the sleeper, the 14 resumes ticking down--If the driver were picking up 7:45 at the 8 hours sleeper mark, at 8:01 the 14 will show 7:44 for example.

    Running the 8/2 or split, I try not to do it unless I am prepared to run super efficient, exact 8's and exact 2's pretty much. That is unless I am at a customer say and just trying to gain whatever legal hours as quickly as possible to leave their property.
     
  9. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    Uh, no ... the 14 doesn't start ticking until you go to the duty line or the drive line ... I run 2/8, 8/2, 2/8/2, 8/8, 2/8/8, 8/2/8 and 8/8/2 a lot.
     
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  10. dca

    dca Road Train Member

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    and the off-duty line,
     
  11. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    Hmm I will have to check it out today. Pretty sure I'm right though. The 14 is paused/frozen (to what you had available prior) at the exact 08:00 in the Sleeper mark and resumes ticking down as soon as the time shows 08:01 in Sleeper or 00:01 in Off Duty,Drive, Off Duty Driving or On Duty. Use the Summary tab to verify.

    Now the 11 would be static coming out of the 8 hour Sleeper (for a while) depending on the 14 hour clock having more time than the 11. and the 8 hour clock would also be static coming out of the 8 hour sleeper depending on the same thing. But the 14 ticks down incessantly from the time it starts til the time it ends, the only thing that pauses/freezes it is that 8 hours in the Sleeper and only for that exact moment from 07:59 to 08:00 the 14 hour clock was completely suspended and continues ticking down immediately after.
     
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