Company installing driver cams. Now what?

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  1. Canadianhauler21

    Canadianhauler21 Heavy Load Member

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    My company says they are installing driver facing cams in all trucks starting February. I have been with these guys for 3 years more or less. They treat me good and we have steady work 24/7.

    I'm currently on vacation until March, but I don't know if I can return to them. I worked for a company with driver cams before and I left within a week. Some guys have already left the company with the news.

    Boss gave me an option of buying my own truck with them and he will give me access to the amazon load board direct. With these market conditions I don't know if I should go O/O.

    I do have friends that are O/O with amazon direct and they can put me in their trucks and work for them but who knows.

    What would you guys do?
     
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  3. Born2win

    Born2win Light Load Member

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  4. upnorthwpg

    upnorthwpg Road Train Member

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    They are not legal in Canada. You have a choice. Run for them and put up with it, or file with the federal labour board and be prepared to be let go once they get notified.
     
  5. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    Or get one of those Space Alien face masks put it in front of camera
     
  6. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    I would go back to work with the new camera, see how it changes your work environment.
    I wouldn't buy a truck to keep a job?
    Go work for a friend. Make sure you have guidelines on paper for all contingencies or you won't be friends much longer.

    Being a business/truck owner is a different mindset from being a driver. Only buy a truck if that is what you want to do. Don't get forced into a purchase. Unless you have the operating cash in reserve, it might be a struggle waiting to receive the load pay.
    Good luck.
     
  7. NorthEastTrucker

    NorthEastTrucker Medium Load Member

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  8. hope not dumb twucker

    hope not dumb twucker Road Train Member

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    Or a weekend at Bernie’s mask. You all know who I’m talking about.
     
  9. Peplow

    Peplow Light Load Member

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  10. BLBurton

    BLBurton Light Load Member

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    Agreed, and O/Os can be forced to operature cameras too
     
  11. liner

    liner Medium Load Member

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    That ruling was 12 years ago in Quebec.Many large Canadian companies use driver facing camera's now in order to receive better insurance rates.
     
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