Split Sleeper Berth Question

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NeeklODN's Comment
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Need advice on how to get this delivery on time. When I arrived at the shipper , I had just about eight and a half hours of drive time also had somewhere around the same on my 14. I signed in and then went off duty for a little over two hours. I now have 5 hours and 10 minutes left on duty and / or driving. if I run my clock out then take an 8-hour sleeper break how much time will I get back? It's so freaking confusing. Was I supposed to go sleeper berth for the 2-hour break?


The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

Turtle's Comment
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If you take 8 in the sleeper later, it'll be like starting a new 11/14 right now when you leave. So drive your 5 hours 10 minutes now, sleeper for 8, and wake up with the remainder of the 11/14

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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The 2 hours can be off duty or sleeper. The 8 sleeper must be a FULL 8 hours straight in sleeper.

To determine drive time, subtract:

11 hours drive clock minus the 5 hours you can drive between the two breaks.

11-5 equals 6 hours of drive time will be available after your second break.

To determine 14 hour clock:

Your 14 hour clock starts at the end of the first break.

if you take the 2 hour break first, add 22 hours to the end of the break

This is your 14 hours plus the 8 sleeper that pauses your clock.

14 + 8 equals 22

If you take the 8 sleeper first add 14 hours to the end of the break.

That is it.

Drive time is ALWAYS 11 minus the hours driven between the breaks.

14 clock is add 22 hours if the 2 hours break is first or add 14 if the 8 sleeper is first.

8 sleeper will pause your clock even without the second break.

Turtle's Comment
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Think of the split sleeper as two segments. Either segment can go first. Once you complete the 2nd segment, your clock restarts from the end of the 1st segment. So in your case, after you complete your 2nd segment (the 8hr sleeper), your clock restarts from the end of your 1st segment (the 2 hrs off you just took).

You can do the segments consecutively also (2,8,2,8, etc.) Your clock will always start from the end of the previous segment.

Clear as mud?

Sid V.'s Comment
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8 hour break must be in sleeper.

After the 8 hour break, subtract whatever you drove of that 5 hours abs 10 min from the 11/14 and that's what you have left.

If you drive the entire 5 hour and 10 min, you should have 5:50 on the 11, and 8:50 on the 14.

NeeklODN's Comment
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Got it y'all thanks! On track for delivery 1 hour Early.

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