Let’s test you split sleeper skills…

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  1. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Road Train Member

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    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

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    AsphaltFarmer Medium Load Member

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  5. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Road Train Member

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    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

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    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

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    #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

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

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    Scenario #1: 10 available on your 11 hr clock.
     
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  10. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    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

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    #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

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    #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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