8 hour SB surprise

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by j76ny, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. j76ny

    j76ny Light Load Member

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    I've seen the threads explaining the 8/2 split but I can't remember if this was in there or not.

    I've noticed if I take consecutive 8 hour SB breaks I always get back more than what I was expecting. How is this figured? I finished my week with one of those "no hurry" loads so I played around with it to try and figure it out. I failed lol.
     
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  3. Movingismylifeilovemoving

    Movingismylifeilovemoving Light Load Member

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    Im on a eclipse logbook program. I think I know what your talking about. Someone correct me if Im wrong, but, I've found that if I take 2 hours off duty followed by an 8 in the sleeper and drive till the rest of my 11/14 that was left from the end of my first break and then take another 2 hours off duty i get what ever hours were left from the end of my 8. Does that make sense? Like piggy backing a split sleeper.
     
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  4. JAYRODPA

    JAYRODPA Light Load Member

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    8/2 example. you have 11/14. drive 1hr to shipper. sit at shipper 6 hrs. lost 4 hrs driving time. sit for 2 more hrs to equal 8 hrs. now you have back the 4 hrs you lost at shipper. drive 5 hrs take 2 hour break. drive 5 more hours to equal 11 hrs driving. take 10 hour break
     
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  5. j76ny

    j76ny Light Load Member

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    I guess I should have given an example. I'm just going to use drive time here.

    Started my day Wednesday with a full clock at my house. Drove to reciever, delivered, went home. Used an hour and a half. After 8 I had 9.5. That part is no surprise. Left out that night for Alexandria. After I got there and went SB I had 2 hours 14 minutes. After 8 hours SB I had 4 hours 40. Drove to my pick up and than to the truck stop. Started my SB with 1 hour 20. After my 8 I had 8 hours 30.

    I'm not complaining about getting more time back than what I was expecting but it would be nice to know where these numbers come from so I'm not guessing/surprised with what I have to work with.
     
  6. JAYRODPA

    JAYRODPA Light Load Member

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    are you saying you used 8/2 more then once in a 24hr period. if that the case you can only use 8/2 once then you have to take a 10hr.
     
  7. j76ny

    j76ny Light Load Member

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    I didn't use the 2 part of the split. 8 hour break Wednesday at home, 8 hour break in Alexandria when I got there about 2am, than an 8 hour break after I picked up in king William VA and went to the truck stop in Ruther Glenn. All sleeper berth.
     
  8. JAYRODPA

    JAYRODPA Light Load Member

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    that's not how it works. you cant just keep taking 8hr. you have to take the 2hr and then show a full 10hr. the 8/2 only allows you to regain time lost. once. you cant just keep taking 8 hr breaks. you have to show a full 10 hr break every 24hrs
     
  9. FwL

    FwL Medium Load Member

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    Any period of 8 or more and less than 10 hours in the sleeper is not counted against your 14.

    Doesn't matter if you ever take the additional 2 hour break.
     
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  10. JAYRODPA

    JAYRODPA Light Load Member

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    correction. when you use the 8/2. you dont have to use the 2hr but if you use the 8hr and drive the remainer or close to the remainer of your 11hr you have to show a full 10hr break. you cant just continue to take 8 hr breaks
     
  11. j76ny

    j76ny Light Load Member

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    I wasn't shooting for a full clock after the 8, I know that's not going to happen without a 10 hour break. My question is, how to figure how much time you will get back after the 2nd, or in this case, 3rd 8 hour SB.
     
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