# How does a 7 3 split work?

The 7/3 sleeper berth split: In a 7/3 split, you start with 7 consecutive hours off in sleeper berth status and then complete your required break by taking your next 3 hours later in the day. Similar to the 2/8 split, you can take a 3/7 sleeper berth as well.

## Can a sleeper berth be split?

If a driver does 10 hours in the sleeper berth and has something to pair it with it can be used as a split sleeper berth… Based on the rule, any period of time that is part of a split sleeper berth calculation is not counted towards the 14 hour window.

## Is a split sleeper counted towards the 14 hour window?

Based on the rule, any period of time that is part of a split sleeper berth calculation is not counted towards the 14 hour window. From our conversation with the DOT, here are some advanced tricks that you can do with the split-sleeper provision. If your long-break (8 or 7 hours) is extended to 10 hours, you will get an entire 14/11 hours back.

## Can I use split sleeper for long breaks?

Long Breaks (7 or 8 hours) can only be in Sleeper Berth duty status. If you have any questions, we have a team of experts at Switchboard to teach you more about Split Sleeper. Give us a call at 1-844-5-FLEETS, or email us at support@onswitchboard.com! Stay up to date with industry news! Gaining Hours – Why use Split Sleeper?

## What is a split-sleeper provision?

There are many reasons why a driver will use the Split-Sleeper provision, but essentially, it’s a way to split up an entire 10-hour rest period into two separate periods. One useful example of split-sleeper is to make use of split-sleeper periods as drop-off or pick-up times, so that you have more time on the road.

## What is a 8 2 split?

According to FMCSA, “Drivers using a sleeper berth must take at least 8 hours in the sleeper berth and may split the sleeper berth time into two periods provided neither is less than 2 hours.”

### What is the 8/2 split sleeper rule?

A second solution, albeit only a temporary and occasional option, is to utilize the 8/2 split sleeper rule. According to FMCSA, “Drivers using a sleeper berth must take at least 8 hours in the sleeper berth and may split the sleeper berth time into two periods provided neither is less than 2 hours.”

### How many hours can a driver drive on an 8/2 split?

With the 8/2 split, Seidl said a driver could drive for 6 hours and then take a 2-hour off-duty break and then drive for another 5 hours. At that point, an 8-hour off-duty period would commence and, when combined with the 2-hour off-duty break, provide the 10 hours of equivalent off-duty time as required by FMCSA.

### What are some examples of split berth provisions?

Here are 2 examples of using the split berth provisions. You start a fresh 14. You drive for 5 hours and get hungry. Maybe you want to stop and get a sit down meal, use the restroom, and take a decent break. You take a 2 hour break (any combination of off duty and sleeper).

### Should the 14-hour rule be overlayed in the 8/2 split allowance?

Yet overlaying the 14-hour rule in the current 8/2 split allowance is not exactly simple. The regs complicate matters by allowing for the at-least-8-hour portion of the split to be excluded from the 14-hour clock, but not so for the at-least-two-hour break.

## What is the 8 2 split for dummies?

According to the new HOS rules, the 8/2 split states that a driver may drive for up to six hours, and then take a two-hour off-duty break before driving another five hours.

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