Let’s test you split sleeper skills…

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Lennythedriver, Nov 28, 2022.

  1. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Road Train Member

    Feb 14, 2020
    Two scenarios, i’ll round the numbers off to full hours so we shouldn’t need to get our calculators out. Let’s see who can ace this.

    Scenario one:
    You return to drive after your days off so you have a full 70 hours.
    At 3pm you drive 3 hours, you stop and do 8 hours in the sleeper. You get up next morning 2am drive 2 more hours then stop and do 2 hours off duty. Then you drive 2 more hours, until 8am, then you do another 8 hours in the sleeper until 4pm, then you drive 1 hour and then go off duty for 3 hours.
    How many hours can you drive?

    Scenario two: you drive eight hours straight, you stop and do five hours in the sleeper. Then you drive another three hours using a split selection. At that point you go off duty for 12 hours. How many hours do you have to drive at the end of 12 hours in off-duty mode?
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  3. 062

    062 Road Train Member

    Oct 20, 2013
  4. AsphaltFarmer

    AsphaltFarmer Medium Load Member

    Apr 19, 2022
    New Mexico
  5. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Road Train Member

    Nov 16, 2019
    The split sleeper math gives me a headache. If I take 2 hours off duty and work the rest of my day, I go in the sleeper for 8 hours. If my clock has more than 5 hours on it I'm hammer down, if not I sit there for 2 more hours and reset
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  6. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    I'm not volunteering to split my sleep to let some poor planning office dweller get away with a mistake.
  7. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

    Mar 4, 2015
    #1 : 10 I think.

    #2 : You’re in violation if you go off duty and not sleeper to complete the split sleeper
  8. IH Truck Guy

    IH Truck Guy Road Train Member

    Mar 2, 2008
    Split sleeper.
    I don't think I can do that at the hotel... lol
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  9. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2017
    The Sticks, Idaho
    Scenario #1: 10 available on your 11 hr clock.
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  10. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Flint, MI
    To be specific on scenario 2.
    Assuming plenty of time in the 70.
    Monday is the first day.
    Monday the driver would be in violation as there wasn't a 7 hour in the sleeper, so there is no split. Two hours in the second, three hour drive, a 14 hour violation will happen. Tuesday after the 12 hour off duty the driver is fine with a full 14/11 clock.
  11. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

    Aug 18, 2007
    ~8600+' and loving it!
    #1: The whole first part of that lazy driver's log is irrelevant. All you have to worry about is your hours since the first of the 2 qualifying breaks. Split breaks are easy once you grasp that.

    So as pointed out, 10/13 available.
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  12. Inspector

    Inspector Bobtail Member

    Dec 21, 2013
    Upper Plains
    #1: 10 hrs driving and maybe 13 hours on duty, if attached to another qualifying break, since the two plus hours are not longer counted in the 14 hour rule.

    #2: you have 11 hrs driving and 14 hrs on duty, due to resetting the clock with a 10+ hour consecutive break. In the old days you would have had a 14 hour rule violation with only a five hour sleeper break. Now you allowed to combine a minimum of two hours with a 10 hour break, and the five hours do not count toward the 14 hour rule, since they were attached to a 10 hour break. It is also not a 14 hour rule violation, if you can attach minimum of two hours to a qualifying break and be legal in the future even though your technically over the 14 hour rule at the time your log is checked.
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