Companies currently using driver cameras...

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

  1. Skootlez

    Skootlez Light Load Member

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    I actually had the camera and “safety” system lock up my brakes as I was attempting a turn as bobtail at a shipper. Small back lot scrap loading facility in Adams MA. I get close to the wall, every buzzer goes off, camera starts recording, brakes lock up and refuse to move believing I collided with the wall. Turns out the stupid lip of the 18 FL had scraped some gravel :confused:
     
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  3. Spokester

    Spokester Light Load Member

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    I thought I saw one in an Off-Spec Solutions truck. Can't be certain though. I for one will never drive with any company that has driver-facing cameras. I have my own road-facing dashcam to cover my own rear, but my record speaks for itself, and will not accept surveillance in my home-away-from-home. I had the auto-braking system (can't remember which now) on a Marten truck once, that was dangerously terrible. Would freak out at empty potato chip bags, stopped traffic in the next lane, guardrails on cloverleaf ramps, and cars ahead. Locked the brakes many times on wet curves and dry roads, overriding the ABS system. Left 40 foot tire marks from locked trailer brakes once when a car cut into my lane and accelerated ahead. Told the safety dept, they tried updating and re-calibrating, but it was still dangerous garbage.
     
  4. roundplanet

    roundplanet Bobtail Member

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    Fleetmaster out of Roanoke has them as well Mabes,
     
  5. Voyager1968

    Voyager1968 Road Train Member

    It's funny. Every time a Black Horse ad pops up on my Facebook I post about them having driver facing cameras. Not long after, the post is deleted.

    It makes me laugh how NOT ONE COMPANY, when they tout their pay, benefits, and how "well equipped" their tractors are, mentions the fact that they have cameras looking at the drivers.
     
  6. jtaran06

    jtaran06 Road Train Member

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    Seems like it’s almost the new normal thing now. Half everyone out there has them apparently. Glad I don’t
     
  7. damonarnold816

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    Hurricane Express Colcord, Ok
    Company Driver job disguised as Lease Purchase
    I stayed 1 week, left on Thursday dropped the truck back off on the next Thursday.
    The only difference here than a company driver elsewhere is YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL TAXES!!!!
    One 150 gal tank on the truck
    Driver/Road Facing dash cam that records 24/7
    Forced Dispatch
    Forced/Mandatory Routing
    Fee’s, Fee’s, FEE’s
    The money they TAKE for maintenance (.15 or .09 cents per mile) is NON REFUNDABLE
    Company Fines for infractions
    Goverened at 66mph cruise 70 on throttle
    Trucks only idle below 30 degrees and above 95
    Nice looking trucks
    Cross Country Loads
    Nice people
    You will be told where to go and how to get there.
    I was told they expect 10-11 hours of driving a day by my dispatcher.
    Expect a call from your dispatcher if you take a break longer than 10hrs
    They forget lease operators are their customers too.
    Some drivers get LLC’s for a rented truck who’s revenue is decided by a dispatcher.
     
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  8. TheyCallMeDave

    TheyCallMeDave Heavy Load Member

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    That sounds like a recipe for disaster if you ask me.

    It is funny isn't it? I almost signed on with a large LTL carrier to do local P&D and once I investigated the "camera issue" the TM told me about during the interview, I politely declined. Not a chance in hell I'm dealing with that corporate nanny cam bs.
     
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  9. jtaran06

    jtaran06 Road Train Member

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    I did too... saia and has to decline.
     
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  10. TheyCallMeDave

    TheyCallMeDave Heavy Load Member

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    Saia was the culprit for me as well.
     
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  11. jtaran06

    jtaran06 Road Train Member

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    Sucks too. They have a killer benefits package. But that camera. I went with the big E road camera only.
     
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