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 Split breaks

gregalfa77@yahoo.com
Joined: 2/11/2007
Location: ashtabula, OH
Posts: 1

Split breaks
Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:49:54 PM

OK this might be a stupid question, but, I am new to truck driving and I just started driving solo but I still dont understand completely split breaks. When someone tries explaining it to me they get into all the add subtraction stuff but I think that split breaks are actually simplier then that I mean if I understand it correctly. Basically, I think that a split break is just taking a 2hr line 1 or 2 break and a 8hr line 2 break. so if I was on line 3 from 0700 untill 0900 ( 2hrs) then line 4 from 0900 to 1200 (3hrs) then line 1 or 2 from 1200 to 1400 (2hrs) then line 3 from 1400 - 2300 (9hrs) then line 2 from 2300 to 0700 (8hrs) my 14 hr clock would restart (?) correct? Obviously, that example is a very simple rendition but thats mainly a split break as I see it. The main thing is that you take the 8hr break on line 2. If Im wrong please correct me. Thanks, Greg.

wingmanii
Joined: 5/24/2007
Location: Muskegon, MI
Posts: 4

  

RE:Split breaks
Posted: Thu Jun 7, 2007 10:36:19 AM

  

Greg,

I dont think you quite understand split logging, and as a veteran driver, I can tell you that split logging is not a good idea. Your first break must be at least 8 hours in the sleeper. Why not just spend another two hours in the sleeper and be done with it. You see, once started you cannot get out of split logging without taking a full 10 hours in the sleeper berth plus any hours (usually 2) you needed to begin the next 14 hour clock. Split logging will get you into a lot of trouble and cost you a ton of money in fines once the DOT catches you. not to mention the fact that if you make a mistake and fail to catch it, you will be in violation until you find it and correct all the way back to the first violation. as a new driver you dont need or want that aggrevation. Just Dont Do It!



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