PTI on an 8/2 split?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Infosaur, May 17, 2018.

  1. Infosaur

    Infosaur Road Train Member

    So I get up, do a pre-trip, drive for 3.5-4 hours, load for two hours (better than expected) and drive 3 more hours.

    This put me at a spot I wanted to stop for dinner anyway and I thought, 'hmm instead of rushing dinner? Why not take 8 here?' (Split logging is new to me) so I get up 8 hours later, it's now 17 hours since I started but I have 4+ more hours available to drive, BUT,,,,

    Do I have to log a 2nd PTI? It IS after midnight, but it's still inside the last 24 hour period since my last pre-trip. And in 4 hours (now actually, is where I am while typing this) when I take off 2 more hours I'll be doing a proper pre-trip & fuel stop before starting "tomorrow"

    It's kind of a 2 part question but part 1 (how many minutes are we supposed to show for a prettily?) is something we've already been discussing.

    Times like this I miss 15 min intervals.
    Mattflat362 Thanks this.
  2. KB3MMX

    KB3MMX Road Train Member

    Dec 29, 2014
    Shippensburg, PA
    When in doubt show the extra couple minutes and do an inspection it doesn't hurt anything!
    I usually show 3-5 minutes on electronic. Sometimes longer.
  3. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    I would just not overthink it, if I can stop for 8, I should be able to stop for 10 and have all the hours to drive I need.
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