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“On Duty, Not Driving”

Friday, June 17th, 2022
"On Duty, Not Driving"

“On Duty, Not Driving” is lingo common in the trucking world.

A trucker’s job is more than just hauling stuff around behind their cab. A huge part of their everyday existence centers around being calm, safe, and compliant. Safety is incredibly important because the trucker is not only responsible for his own safety, but also the safety of every other person on the road around them. If they cause an accident (or even have one due to harsh weather,) it could be life-altering (or ending) for the people in the smaller vehicles around their rig. Compliance means adhering to the rules that are in place to keep everyone safe, like rules about how many hours in a day or week someone can spend behind the wheel. But the time behind the wheel isn’t the only time you spend working, so let’s dig into what it means to be on duty but not driving. 

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