Why is a Driver Using Split Sleeper Berth in Violation?

Applies To

  • Hours of service (HOS)
  • Split Sleeper Berth Violation

Answer

The 8/2 split option only allows the driver to drive a maximum of 11 hours with a total of 14 hours for their workday within a 24 hour period. 

Additional Notes

Here is a document on the FMCSA website that goes into more detail:
https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/docs/HOS_Logbook_Examples_2015MAY_508.PDF
Please review pages 27-34. Pages 31 and 32 give you a better visual for this specific situation.