8/2 Split Question

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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But the 2nd 8 sleeper will pause the clock as well.

So I came out of sleeper at 4pm and drove til 9pm. Went in sleeper until 5am. This gave me back six hours of drive time and 9 hours on my 14. So I drove until 8am took a 2 hour break. At 10am, I had 11 clock - 3 hours I drove = 8 hours of drive. 14hour clock - 3 hours of drive - 2 hour break - fueling and PTI.

This might seem convoluted but it allowed me to drive 600+ miles per day at night until I got to NE. I didn't want to drive WY at night so I'll be able to get through Cheyenne Laramie and hopefully elk my before dark.

Be very careful with time zones though!!!

Rick S.'s Comment
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But the 2nd 8 sleeper will pause the clock as well.

So I came out of sleeper at 4pm and drove til 9pm. Went in sleeper until 5am. This gave me back six hours of drive time and 9 hours on my 14. So I drove until 8am took a 2 hour break. At 10am, I had 11 clock - 3 hours I drove = 8 hours of drive. 14hour clock - 3 hours of drive - 2 hour break - fueling and PTI.

This might seem convoluted but it allowed me to drive 600+ miles per day at night until I got to NE. I didn't want to drive WY at night so I'll be able to get through Cheyenne Laramie and hopefully elk my before dark.

Be very careful with time zones though!!!

Yeah - be careful up there at night - very dark, very icy, very cold - BRRRRRR.

I believe I mentioned that any 8 hour break pauses the 14. You can take ALL 8's if you want - you just can't take ALL 2's (LOL).

Most folks just figure if they can squeak another 2 hours onto the 8 - it resets all clocks and you don't have to do common-core-math to figure out what tomorrow is going to look like hours-wise, not to mention time zones and recaps.

Rick

Nancy F.'s Comment
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Just found out Swift QC (we call her LuLu) is not set up for the 8/2 split.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Just found out Swift QC (we call her LuLu) is not set up for the 8/2 split.

How do you get that? I've sat and watched the clock turn at the 8hr in the sleeper point. The 8/2 is built into the log program.

Nancy F.'s Comment
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Hmmm. Instructor Laredo, Tx. terminal.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Nancy F.'s Comment
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Let me clarify, I heard thru a person that heard. . . so nevermind

Errol V.'s Comment
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Hmmm. Instructor Laredo, Tx. terminal.

Not to worry. I hope you gather that the 8/2 thing is complicated. I bet different people will tell you different things.

Challenge project: ask the Safety person to explain it to you.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Farmerbob1's Comment
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I'm doing a 2/8 split now (same as a 8/2 but I did the off-duty time first). Sat at receiver #1 for 2.25 hours. Drove an hour to a decent truck stop, and did a PTI. Doing an 8 hour sleeper both now, and when I come out of the 2/8 I will have @10 hours to drive.

I have to do this because I had only 5 hours left to drive, and am 240 miles from final, and at the end of my 8 hour sleep, I'll have 5.5 hours to drive them. If I'd done a 10, I would have had to drive 240 miles in 3.5 hours, in a 60 MPH truck, between Fieldsboro, NJ, and Schenectady, NY. I also get to start the trip at around 2:15AM instead of 4:15AM.

While conceivable for me to drive straight there tonight, straight from the receiver, that would be drive time in the NE, near major cities, during heavy traffic periods. In this case, the 2/8 split is exactly what I needed.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I just accidentally found out rolling 8/2 split is possible. I had an early delivery this morning where I couldn't do a 10 hr. I decided to do an 8/2 split. When I went to start my day I had a lot more time available then I should have. I was trying to figure out why. While looking thru I had over 2 hrs at my receiver yesterday. So the Qualcomm automatically did an 2/8 split. After I ran out of hours today I shutdown to do my 10. After sitting for a couple hours off duty I checked my hours summary for giggles. It has already computed my available hours if I decided to roll out. I am still going to do my full 10, but I see where it could be very feasible to just keep a rolling 8/2 split going. Just go back and forth between 8 in the sleeper and 2 off duty. The way it worked out accidentally for me (if I chose to do it) would be getting 4-6 hrs back after each break.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Farmerbob1's Comment
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I just accidentally found out rolling 8/2 split is possible. I had an early delivery this morning where I couldn't do a 10 hr. I decided to do an 8/2 split. When I went to start my day I had a lot more time available then I should have. I was trying to figure out why. While looking thru I had over 2 hrs at my receiver yesterday. So the Qualcomm automatically did an 2/8 split. After I ran out of hours today I shutdown to do my 10. After sitting for a couple hours off duty I checked my hours summary for giggles. It has already computed my available hours if I decided to roll out. I am still going to do my full 10, but I see where it could be very feasible to just keep a rolling 8/2 split going. Just go back and forth between 8 in the sleeper and 2 off duty. The way it worked out accidentally for me (if I chose to do it) would be getting 4-6 hrs back after each break.

I ended up needing to do a 2-8-2 instead of just a 2-8 like I mentioned above. It's been a fun last few days. I am starting a thread about what's happened, to give an example of the sort of crap drivers see every now and then.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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