The Mysterious Split Sleeper Berth Rule

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Ok, as a student who has a month before heading off to a company, I'm not fully wrapping my head around this just from the thread. I do however want to have a full understanding how best to manage my time out there so here's a question before I waste a bunch of time studying this. My wife and I are going to be running as a team, is this applicable for teams or is it something that will just never be a factor for us?

With teaming someone always has hours unless the 70 is low and you need a 34. So honestly you won't need it as a team but it is good to know just to know.

Vendingdude's Comment
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Since Rickipedia came to the rescue no need for me to go into all the details. I prefer doing a 2/8 split but that is just me.

Rickipedia??? That's awesome! I think it's gonna stick. rofl-2.gif

Partagas's Comment
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So would you say the ability to use the split sleeper rule is important enough to factor into the decision of which company to go with?

LDRSHIP's Comment
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So would you say the ability to use the split sleeper rule is important enough to factor into the decision of which company to go with?

No, I think it would be rare that a company says you are unable to use it. I do see companies discouraging its use though. If you don't know what you are doing, you can really jack up your hours. Leaving yourself in a huge mess. Kinda like doing recaps. If you don't keep up on what is going on, you can quickly find yourself out of hours. It IS possible to do a rolling 8/2 (2/8) split cycle. However, you really have to know what you are doing. Rainey is our reigning queen of the split sleeper. She could give you better advice than I could. I know how to use it and do use it on occasion.

John S.'s Comment
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Good stuff OS,

I actually have one of the HighRoad examples bookmarked for future reference. See Example #26. Note the 14hrs driving time on Day 2... Haven't had the opportunity to use this yet, but I'm sure the time will come soon enough.


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  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
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