Understanding 8/2 split

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Wespipes, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. Wespipes

    Wespipes Medium Load Member

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    Need help understanding the 2/8 split. I posted my log for today. I'm taking 8 in sleeper right now. After my 8 I should get back the time before the 2 hr off/sb? The tomorrow I take a 2 hr and I'll get the time back before my 8 hr? Screenshot_20200127-215627_KeepTruckin.jpg
     
  2. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    Split Sleeper Simplified
    • 8 hours (must be in the sleeper) pauses your 14
    • 2 hours does not pause your 14
    • the two break periods (8 and 2) can be taken in any order
    • the two work periods on either side of either break, added together, cannot exceed your 11/14/70
    • When using the split-break you enter into a cycle of
    work | rest1 | work | rest2 | work | rest1 | work | rest2 | work, etc.,
    until you return to a "normal" schedule by way of a 10-hour continuous rest or 34-hour reset.​
     
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  3. haulhand

    haulhand Road Train Member

    Yes you are correct on the time you get back. An 8 only counts if it is 8 consecutive sleeperberth so that half hour off duty doesn't count.
     
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  4. Wespipes

    Wespipes Medium Load Member

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    That was PC to make it to the truck stop lol let's not talk about that
     
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  5. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    If that was PC then there is nothing marking it as such on that example.

    Straight 8 then 2 equals ten. I generally do not split logs myself. Just in for a penny and spend a pound.
     
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  6. MGE Dawn

    MGE Dawn Heavy Load Member

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    I've done it a few times. Not my first choice in running, but I've had times where I'd FUBAR'd the execution of my trip plan and that was the only way to get the load delivered on time. The only other really advisable use for it is if you start your day and realize you're not quite as well rested as you thought you were, then it's a way to take a nap and not completely #### yourself over later
     
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  7. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Valid thoughts. There are some days like that.
     
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  8. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    I use the split berth quite often in order to switch my driving from days to nights or vis-versa, without loosing to much travel time....

    Drive half a day, take 8 hr SB, hit the road at night, take 2 hr break when I run out of time, drive into the morning finishing off my clock once again. Then resume 10 hr breaks.

    Doing this my arrival time is only delayed by a maximum of 2 hrs, and still allows me to switch to the time of day I prefer to drive.
     
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  9. SIMON7

    SIMON7 Light Load Member

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    I didn't get it .....can we start at the top again with a complete and thorough reading of the safety scripture commandments as presribed and provided by the most holy and safe ones on high who have never even slept in a sleeper birth and have no Idea how noisy your apu and reefer were when you parked next to me when I was hoping you wouldn't?
     
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