Split Sleeper Question

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  1. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    OK here is the scenario. Start work at 1am. Drive until 6:30am. Off duty until 9:30am. This extends my 14 if I pair it with 7 hrs in the sleeper later. So combined driving, fueling, and post trip take me until 5pm. Now I need the 7 hours in the sleeper. But when does that 7 hours have to happen. Right after my post trip? Hours later? What if I just logged off duty and didn't go to sleeper berth until tomorrow. As long as I log the 7 hrs in the sleeper before I drive again, it should count whenever I decide to take it. Right?
     
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  3. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    The key is in the last sentence ... you can't drive until you've logged the 7 hours in the sleeper.

    The question is how soon do you need to drive again. If you need to roll around midnight, you'll only have the 11/14 that you used before the first split, including the split time for the 14.

    If you take a full ten containing the 7 in the sleeper, you'll reset the 11/14.
     
  4. Keepforgettingmypassword

    Keepforgettingmypassword Light Load Member

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    I hit the sleeper right after the post trip. But then again. I am usually sleeping.
     
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  5. Accidental Trucker

    Accidental Trucker Road Train Member

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    You can take a two week vacation, off duty, but you can’t drive until you take that 7 hour sleeper berth break.
     
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  6. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    That didn't answer AT's point ... in that scenario the the sleeper period was taken first.

    His point was if you take the off duty period first, you never reset or or recover your time until you take the sleeper period.
     
  7. goga

    goga Medium Load Member

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    Works like this...
    Drive 4 hrs, off 3 hrs, drive 7 hrs, sleeper 7 hrs, drive 3 hrs, off 4 hrs, drive 8 hrs, sleeper 7.5hrs, drive 3 hrs, on duty delivery .5hrs, sleeper at the door 9 hrs, drive 8 hrs and so on.

    PS: as long as there is no more than 11 hrs driving and/or 14hrs on duty combined between no less than 10 hrs total SSB either direction, it is fine.
     
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  8. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    That’s not true though. It Doesn’t matter what order you do the split, A 10 hour break, off duty or sleeper berth makes anything before that irrelevant.

    I did a 3 hour SB break waiting on a decision to be made yesterday. That paused my 14, last night I parked On personal convance (off duty), after 10 hours my clock reset fresh.
     
  9. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Actually it is true. The wording of the regulation requires a 7 hour sleeper component. It has to be sleeper to be valid.
    The off duty can be sleeper or off duty.
    That said the letter of the law is different than what is enforced.
     
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