My Understanding Of The Split Sleeper Berth Rule

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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You came out of sleeper at 0840. Add 14 to that. Your 14 hour clock (once you took the 2 hour break) then became 2240.

0840 + 14 = 2240

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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The day before TOTALLY matters.

You had more than 2 hours off duty at home.

Therefore that counted as the start of an 8/2 split.

So add 22 to the time you came out of off duty from home and THAT is your 14.

When you then did 9 in the sleeper,

you would have had the couple hours you drove between home time and the 9 sleeper.... 11 hours minus those couple hours is what you had left.

Then you later took another 2 hours off duty/sleeper.... so that was ANOTHER 8/2 split.

you basically did a rolling 8/2 whivh will never allow you to get a full 11/24

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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After reading this thread all the way through, my head is spinning. I think Einstein would have trouble understanding this stuff.

The alternative is just to forget about the split sleeper rule and extend your life by driving without all the stress. I know the split sleeper stuff is useful for some, but for old men who are just trying to enjoy the journey, my advice is to just simplify things in the HOS world.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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The day before TOTALLY matters.

You had more than 2 hours off duty at home.

Therefore that counted as the start of an 8/2 split.

So add 22 to the time you came out of off duty from home and THAT is your 14.

When you then did 9 in the sleeper,

you would have had the couple hours you drove between home time and the 9 sleeper.... 11 hours minus those couple hours is what you had left.

Then you later took another 2 hours off duty/sleeper.... so that was ANOTHER 8/2 split.

you basically did a rolling 8/2 whivh will never allow you to get a full 11/24

Ah. Ok

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rick S.'s Comment
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After reading this thread all the way through, my head is spinning. I think Einstein would have trouble understanding this stuff.

The alternative is just to forget about the split sleeper rule and extend your life by driving without all the stress. I know the split sleeper stuff is useful for some, but for old men who are just trying to enjoy the journey, my advice is to just simplify things in the HOS world.

LOL - the easiest way to use the split - is when you get hung up somewhere for an extended load/unload. Most folks go SB (or at least off duty), once they get where they're going and get checked in (or hit the door). If you're stuck there for 6 hours, take the additional 2 to freeze your 14 hour clock. The most USEFUL PART of a split, is using the 8 to freeze your 14.

By the same token, if you're stuck somewhere for 8, then it's just as easy to hang the extra 2, and get a full 10 hours in. But in either case, you DO want to grab some ACTUAL SLEEP, or risk being too tired to drive ANYWAY. Would certainly suck, to have all this time left on your clock, with somewhere to be, and have to pull in anyways because you didn't get some rest and are seeing double.

The ONLY WAY to get your full 11/14 back - is to take a FULL 10. You can run rolling recaps and splits until you run your 70 down to the point where you just don't have enough usable drive time the next day (at midnight), that it's just easier to take a reset, and get a full 70 back.

Some companies don't even allow splits, because drivers just can't wrap their heads around figuring out how their time is going to work, when they're trip planning.

Rick

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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