Split Berth

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Andrey's Comment
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Is it OK to split 10 hours in such a way that the second break is 1 hour, i. e. 9+1? Here is my siruation: I came to my delivery with 2 hours left of 11, and 3 out of 14. My appointment is in 9 hours. As soon as I parked I hit the sleeper button. The plan is to drive after 9 hours (I am 1 mile from the warehouse), be ON DUTY for 10 minutes, then get the remaining OFF DUTY hour while they unload. Will it reset my timers?

Sid V.'s Comment
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You're on the right track. The answer to your question is no you can not split 9/1. There's only 2 ways to split your break to satisfy the provision. It's either 8/2 or 7/3. Period.

However in your case since your first break is 9 hours in sleepier berth, that will satisfy the 8 in the 8/2 break. You will wake up having 2 hours on your 11, 3 hours on your 14. Drive over to the receiver to get unloaded. Now you need to meet the 2 hour off duty to complete the break. If it takes them more then 2 hours to unload then that will do it.

Also note you will never get your full clocks back after a split break.

Andrey's Comment
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Thank you! In case they unload me faster (unlikely but possible) and I will have to leave their property, should I use personal time to get to the nearest parking and complete the off duty?

Sid V.'s Comment
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That's up to the discretion of you and your company. You're the ones that will have to explain it during a log audit.

Art M.'s Comment
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Also note you will never get your full clocks back after a split break.

?? How is it so? He can take 10 hrs break after split and be good and tendy on 10/14 again. I mostly drive and do split sleeper, as it is a lot easier to have free time for anything and not as taxing on the body. 7.5,8 hours in sleeper and 3,2.5 hours to do eats, washes, fixes, walkings, sleep a bits, whateverishes. Especially on pkps and delvrs, a lot more log room when I have drop and pkp during the same day.

Steve L.'s Comment
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Also note you will never get your full clocks back after a split break.

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?? How is it so? He can take 10 hrs break after split and be good and tendy on 10/14 again. I mostly drive and do split sleeper, as it is a lot easier to have free time for anything and not as taxing on the body. 7.5,8 hours in sleeper and 3,2.5 hours to do eats, washes, fixes, walkings, sleep a bits, whateverishes. Especially on pkps and delvrs, a lot more log room when I have drop and pkp during the same day.

Art, my experience has been that the 8, 11 & 14 do reset after a 10-hr break. For example; I often, when sitting for more than two hours, will select “will pair” on my hours of service screen, while Off Duty. That pauses my 14 (ONLY if I’m sitting >2hrs). Then, when I finally shut down and do a full ten hour break, the day clocks are reset, I UNselect “will pair” and I’m good to go.

This “will pair” feature may be specific for some companies and not all companies allow the 8/2 (Schneider didn’t when I was there.

I hope this helps.

Art M.'s Comment
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Got it. Did not think about the companies, that do not permit the split. That sucks big time, very useful feature. Thanks for clarifying.

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