Companies currently using driver cameras...

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by MACK E-6, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. SlowPoke44magnum

    SlowPoke44magnum Medium Load Member

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    I was based in the Perrysburg yard, went to the Chicago, Cleveland, and Detroit yards. The Chicago and Perrysburg yards were the worst I saw. Ditto on the teams being the worst of the bad ;)
     
  2. heartlessangel7

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    Linde. Driver facing cameras. Fired a 21 yr veter for reaching for his phone.
     
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  3. Voyager1968

    Voyager1968 Road Train Member

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    See. That's just ########. Yes, it was a phone, and he shouldn't have reached for that, but I still believe that even reaching for a drink (under the right circumstance) can get a driver fired.

    I know a guy who drives for a camera company and got written up for taking his seatbelt off while backing into a dock.

    I don't know about anyone else, but unless I'm doing a straight line back, I look out the drivers side window, and I can't do that safely with the seat belt choking my neck.
     
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  4. Teion

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    I got a message from safety saying I have to have my seat belt on. Even if I'm at a truck stop.
     
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  5. 59nang

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    I'm not sure how these carriers justify it as I'm new to this industry but what if you have some corrupt smokey sitting up on an overpass. As you drive under he watches you then as soon as you're 1,000 yards down the highway you see his lights. He pulls you over & says "you didn't have your bright orange seat belt on & you were texting." But you did have your seatbelt on & you were not texting cause your phone is back on the bunk. This has indeed happened in N.M. Having the inward facing camera just saved you from a $1,500 ticket. IDK here but am just proposing a C.Y.A. response, not looking to upset anyone.
     
  6. heartlessangel7

    heartlessangel7 Bobtail Member

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    I will never work for a driver-facing camera company with some office safety ### treating me like a child.
     
  7. foggy

    foggy Light Load Member

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    It is a driver gotcha....no case has ever been won in court over a driver facing camera.
     
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  8. Trucker Mike

    Trucker Mike Bobtail Member

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    Trucks with cameras, all you have to do is cover the lens with a post it note when you stop
     
  9. foggy

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    Then they fire you:(
     
  10. foggy

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    The ecm recorder would tell them if the seat belt was fastened...no need for a camera....most county courts would find you guilty anyway and add contempt of court on to it..
     
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