Drive Time

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Running Bear's Comment
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Okay guys I have a question? Let's say you leave your terminal at 8 on Sunday night you drive till 2 in the morning that's 6 hours of driving. If you get in your sleeper and sleep for say 4 hours do you still have your 5 hours of your original 11 hour Duty day? Thank you for your help on this subject

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.

Eric G.'s Comment
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Your drive time only deducts when the truck is driving or if you switch over to drive while you are sitting. However given the scenario you gave us you drive for 6 hours then wanted to sleep for 4. You would only have 4 hours left in your day to get work done. You would have to do 8 more hours in the sleeper, or take a full 10 hour break to get more 14 hour day time back

Running Bear's Comment
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Your drive time only deducts when the truck is driving or if you switch over to drive while you are sitting. However given the scenario you gave us you drive for 6 hours then wanted to sleep for 4. You would only have 4 hours left in your day to get work done. You would have to do 8 more hours in the sleeper, or take a full 10 hour break to get more 14 hour day time back

Okay thank you

Big Scott's Comment
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If you are logged as sleeper you should get back two hours. If I understand the 8/10 split properly.

Eric G.'s Comment
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It depends. So in his scenario he used 6 hours of his drive time. So he would have 5 left. But after taking a 4 hour break he is down to 4 hours left in his 14. He still has 5 hours left to drive. If he takes 8 in the sleeper then his 14 hour clock would be 14 minus the hours he was on duty between the 4 hour break and his 8 hour sleep. His drive time would be11 minus the time spent driving between the two breaks.

It's like when he takes the 4 hour break that's the start of the 10. But he interrupts it. So he has to take 8 to get any real hours back.

Now if you run all day and you stop with 2 hours on your clock, after 8 in the sleeper you will get those 2 back. But if I had a 2 hour or longer break before I went in the sleeper then the rules above apply.

If you are logged as sleeper you should get back two hours. If I understand the 8/10 split properly.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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