Company installing driver cams. Now what?

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  1. Peplow

    Peplow Light Load Member

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    IIRC, the reason the company lost was because they failed to prove that there was a real need to install cameras. The fleet safety record wasn't too bad, so that's why it wasn't considered a valid reason to infringe on the drivers privacy.
    In my employer's case, our CVOR rating was getting near the point of fleet reduction, so we couldn't reasonably say that our privacy was more important than their right to observe the drivers.


    Pete
     
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  3. ilovetruckz

    ilovetruckz Light Load Member

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    Piece of tape over the camera.
     
  4. Canadianhauler21

    Canadianhauler21 Heavy Load Member

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    That's what I was thinking would be best for the moment. If I don't like it I can go drive for my friend and when the markets picks up maybe then I will be able to purchase my own truck. I know sometimes companies tell you to buy your own truck and than screw you over whenever they want, that's what I'm scared of.

    It sucks that so many companies have driver facing cameras now. I imagine one day they'll make us all use them.
     
  5. hope not dumb twucker

    hope not dumb twucker Road Train Member

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    Just moon it. Make ya feel better and people will think twice about looking at the footage.
     
  6. Concorde

    Concorde Road Train Member

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    So many companies have them now because there’s so many drivers willing to put up with anything. They could get away with putting them in the sleeper turned on 24/7…nothing would change.

    Me, I’d quit with zero notice.
     
  7. upnorthwpg

    upnorthwpg Road Train Member

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    They have to get written consent from the driver. And have to have a policy explaining how they work, how much is recorded, who holds and has access to the video. In short, don’t give them written consent.
     
  8. hope not dumb twucker

    hope not dumb twucker Road Train Member

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    In the sleeper is where I draw the line. When driving ok I agreed to it when I accepted to work here. But on sleeper time no. Stays blocked by two curtains. That’s my time my privacy.
     
  9. Bksrt8

    Bksrt8 Light Load Member

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    What are you doing while driving that causes such concern for having a driver facing camera? If you are driving legally and being a responsible driver you have nothing to worry about. I'm not a fan of cameras either personally but I think it's probably the easiest way to weed out crap drivers, especially for large companies. If I owned 10+ $200k trucks I'd want to make sure my drivers aren't falling asleep going down the road or texting or smoking thier hooka with a goat and 3 other people in the cab....you should be paying attention to the road and being safe...that means being awake, alert and well rested. It's not that difficult to drive a truck if you are following the laws and keeping a safe distance....if a driver isn't doing that, as a company owner, I'd want proof so I could get them off the road and away from trucks immediately. Unsafe idiots have no place in trucking.
     
  10. liner

    liner Medium Load Member

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    Then he won't have to quit because he will be fired.Problem solved.
     
  11. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    They told you what they’re gonna do, tell them what you’re gonna do.
    I’ve got cameras in mine, but they’re forward facing only, and sound turned off.

     
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