Trying to figure out 8/2, 2/8 Sleeper Split

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by doninwooster, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Longview, TX
    If you work on strict appointments and tight traverse schedules, bumping up against your 70 the entire way across the nation, eventually you'll need to get up and roll 2 hours earlier to make that early morning appointment in Orange County with 30 minutes to spare.

    ESPECIALLY now with eLogs. Sure. With paper, this was rarely a point of contention.
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  3. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    california norte
    How about a 3 stopper in San Diego, first stop at midnight, second stop at 0700 and final at noon.

    Using split sleeper, arrive at 2000 at first stop and show a few obligatory minutes On Duty checking in then log Sleeper for 8 hours even though at midnight you're rolling up to the docks to get unloaded.

    At 0400 you again show some 5 minutes obligatory On Duty time to reflect the work you did then drive over to stop #2 and stage for 0700 delivery. Show 2 hours Off Duty here while unloading your trailer.

    Now roll over to final stop before noon and again show 8 hours Sleeper while getting unloaded. Sometime around zero dark thirty you will have legal hours to skeedaddle and go find a big truck parking spot about 100 miles away lol since San Diego doesn't have any parking.
  4. Infosaur

    Infosaur Road Train Member

    I'm letting the eLog do the math for me. Yes I know it's lazy.

    The issue is, I've gone 10 years without needing to split, now it's just only been a month since full enforcement and I've used it twice in a week. I suspect it will get worse, and frankly I can't wait to start telling some of these brokers "NO!"
  5. Roadhogtrukin

    Roadhogtrukin Bobtail Member

    Jul 22, 2018
    Anyone awake yet? I started my day today with 8hrs 15minutes in sleeper I had 7hr 28 mins driving and 2hr48mins on not drive. Now..can I take 2 hours off in sleeper..then drive 4 more then do an 8 again or do a 10 . ?
  6. tinytim

    tinytim Road Train Member

    Oct 29, 2007
    Northern Ontario
    7:28 + 2:48 + 2 = 12:16. Since the 2 hours in the sleeper (the 2 can be off duty or sleeper) doesn't stop the clock you would have 1:44 left on your 14 if I'm understanding your post. So you can't drive for 4 more hours.
  7. keen98

    keen98 Road Train Member

    Jul 19, 2014
    Yup and it can also be useful to avoid rush hour traffic. 3hrs away from delivery and if you take a 10 it puts you in Chicago at 7am....or do an 8hr break and you're now in Chicago at 5am....
  8. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

    Dec 8, 2017
    He was on doody!
  9. Sparks1176

    Sparks1176 Bobtail Member

    Nov 12, 2006
    Ok so where I am confused is I take my 2 hr break first, then I take my 8 hr break. I run whatever hours I have left. Then can I take another 2 hour break to get more hours back?
  10. passport220

    passport220 Road Train Member

    It would be nice if e-logs would tell you home time you will recoup for both parts of a 2 or 8 hour break.

    I can do it myself, I use 8/2 breaks a lot but elogs is making the calculation, it will add the time back on your clock, just should be able to give u the calculation upfront at the start of the break. IMHO
  11. Expeditor

    Expeditor Medium Load Member

    Mar 5, 2018
    Ive never had to use the split rule, I run teams. But I was always under the impression and told that when you take a split you are not gaining any hours, you are still driving 11 but you are extending the 14 hour clock by 8 hours. I see know after looking it up on JJ Keller.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2018
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