8 2 Split Question

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Mikey B.'s Comment
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I imagine it has been discussed previously but if I take an 8-2 split, how long do i have before i have to take the 2? I'm hoping to take 8 then drive 3-3 1/2 hours, make my appointment then drive 2 more hours then take 5 days off letting the 2 take care of itself with the rest. Is this feasible or do i have to finish the split within a certain amount of time?

Old School's Comment
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Is this feasible or do i have to finish the split within a certain amount of time?

You don't even have to do the 2. There's nothing about that rule requiring you to finish it with the 2 hour break. I will often use the eight hour break to extend my 14 hour clock, but most of the time my next break is for ten hours.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Is this feasible or do i have to finish the split within a certain amount of time?

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You don't even have to do the 2. There's nothing about that rule requiring you to finish it with the 2 hour break. I will often use the eight hour break to extend my 14 hour clock, but most of the time my next break is for ten hours.

Thank you. That's what I was hoping to hear. I just didnt want to do that and find out I had to take the 2 within 4 hours or the such then be stuck sitting. I guess I've never really thought about when the 2 had to be taken, or like most things, I just forgot it. I've only used a split a couple times.

Old School's Comment
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Remember to make sure you've got the hours you need before you start the eight hour break. If you need 5 - 6 hours after the eight hour break, you need to have 5 - 6 hours when you start the break. That initial 8 hour break won't add any hours to your clock. It basically "stalls" it. Whatever hours you have when you start that 8 hour break will be the hours you have when you finish the break.

I'm pretty sure you already know that, but I just wanted to throw it into the conversation for those who are trying to learn something by reading this.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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