8/2 Split

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Harvey S.'s Comment
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Started after 10hr off duty. Drove 6 rested 8, drove 4 rested two. Ran out of hours so rested 8, got some hrs back. My question, if I rest another 8 hr instead of 2hr does that reset my 14 hr?

Harvey S.'s Comment
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Started after 10hr off duty. Drove 6 rested 8, drove 4 rested two. Ran out of hours so rested 8, got some hrs back. My question, if I rest another 8 hr instead of 2hr does that reset my 14 hr?

Let me explain myself. In my example, I would drive the hours I got back and I'm asking after i drive those hours I can rest another 8hr instead of 2hr. Our would I be forced to stay down 10hr because I did not move after 2 hr.

I may be making this more complicated than it should be.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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Ran out of hours so rested 8, got some hrs back. My question, if I rest another 8 hr instead of 2hr does that reset my 14 hr?

If you rest another 8 hours you'll get back what you had when you just clicked SB. Literally take a picture of your HoS that first minute you go on SB and that's exactly what you'll get after 8 consecutive hours of SB.

And to answer your question, if you do another 8 hours of SB that won't reset your 14 hour clock. The only thing that resets your 14 hour clock is a full 10 hour break.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Charles K.'s Comment
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Ran out of hours so rested 8, got some hrs back. My question, if I rest another 8 hr instead of 2hr does that reset my 14 hr?

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If you rest another 8 hours you'll get back what you had when you just clicked SB. Literally take a picture of your HoS that first minute you go on SB and that's exactly what you'll get after 8 consecutive hours of SB.

And to answer your question, if you do another 8 hours of SB that won't reset your 14 hour clock. The only thing that resets your 14 hour clock is a full 10 hour break.

Daniel, do we need to pre/post trip on those 8/2 sections? Or we considered those sections continuous of the previous driving?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Michael V.'s Comment
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An 8 hr break resets your 14, a 10 hr break resets your 11

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Charles, I usually include a pre/post inspection. Better safe than sorry. It won't mess up your split.

Michael, you got that wrong buddy. An 8 hour break doesn't reset anything. It simply gives you what you had the moment you went on SB. It does not reset any clock to the maximum amount allowed (11/14). A 10 hour break does though.

Michael V.'s Comment
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Www.fmcsregulations/title49/part/395a.dot.gov/

8 hr. sleeper resets 14 hr clock. 10 or 8 + 2 hr sleeper resets 11 hr.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
The Persian Conversion's Comment
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The way I understand it, when you do the 8/2 split, your 8 hour SB does not count towards your 14 hours, but it does not reset your 14 hours either. The 2 hour break will count towards your 14 hours. Am I wrong?

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Persian, you got it down.

8 hours of SB does not fully reset any clock, including the 14 hour clock. It simply gives you what you already had. If doing 8 hours of SB would give you a full 11/14 then why would anyone be on SB for a full 10 hours?

Michael V.'s Comment
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8 hrs reset the 14, 10 hrs reset the 11. this is what i get from reading the regs. does anyone have the regs to show me where i am misunderstanding this.

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