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What is non slip-seating?

Slip seating is the term applied to the practice of putting a different driver on a truck when the vehicle is available but its current driver is unable to work. The practice often found in shift-work applications where two drivers keep a single truck busy right around the clock by each working a 12-hour shift.

Any operation that claims it’s a non slip-seating company probably assure its drivers that they are the only driver to use a particular truck, except under extraordinary circumstances.

There are many reasons that drivers aren’t partial to slip-seating, but chief among them is the though of living in someone else’s bed. That takes a bit of getting used to. Other drivers say that it’s too much trouble to haul all of their gear in and out of a different truck every couple of days -especially when the truck is used in a long-haul application.

Jim Park