DriveCam....

Discussion in 'Millis' started by Cooper09, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. shane13080

    shane13080 Medium Load Member

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    He man, next time your back in town, I'd like to meet up with you if you don't care. Since we're in the same neighborhood and all.
     
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  3. Baritone

    Baritone Road Train Member

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    My 2 cents (for what it's worth) - A lot of posts and I dont think I have seen one or so from someone that has a camera.

    I have had the camera's in the truck for 4 months now. Yes, they go off often and in some cases it's due to reaction to a traffic issue or hard break yet I have not had a single "critical event" in the time Ive had the camera's. Yes - it does keep me from responding to texts, wearing my seat belt, day dreaming in bad traffic or consistently running over speed. So - with that said it's only made me and my students more aware which only means better drivers!

    In the four months Ive had them - neither I nor my students have ever received a message/call regarding the thing(s) the camera has captured. Not to say there havent been times i should have but I havent heard a word.

    Yes - the camera captures audio when it's on even if the truck is not moving. However, if you are not idleing the truck - the camera shuts off after 1 hr. If you are Ideling the truck - it stays on the entire time. The curtains cover the camera but audio is still available. That's the part I dont like but as I said earlier - I havent heard a word since the install.

    No - dont listen to anyone's stories on here about "what they've heard". Yes we have lost drivers due to their actions caught on camera - but if you find out the truth - I am glad they are gone.

    Relax - let's see what happens and stop assuming. If you want to quit over "what might happen" or "rumor" - your career in trucking will be very short at best!

    Be safe!
     
  4. 900,000-tons-of-steel

    900,000-tons-of-steel Road Train Member

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    Let me get this right ... so if you're traveling with your wife or girlfriend and it's winter time and you're idling for heat and want to get busy in the sleeper, you're being recorded. Or if you're not idling you have to waste an hour before you can get busy or else you will be recorded. Those items alone are reason enough to leave for those of us who can still manage to "get busy." And you're glad that people who take issue with these type of actions leave? Trust me, they're glad they're gone, too.

    And my input isn't what "I heard." It's what is taking place at my terminal right now and was addressed in the last safety meeting/complaint session.
     
  5. sapamil

    sapamil Medium Load Member

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    tks Baritone I 100% agree with you although I do not have the camera in mine I look at it much the same way you are
     
  6. wyldhorses

    wyldhorses Medium Load Member

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    Well I work for a state highway department and they put cameras in ALL our vehicles. There are cameras in the single axle gravel trucks, cameras in the pick up trucks, etc, EVERY vehicle has a camera in it, and some kind of gps tracking doo dad that tells them if you go over the speed limit, where you've been etc, etc, etc.

    I won't be surprised if insurance companies that people have regular insurance policies for their car will require a camera in your personal car too. How you say? Easy. Your insurance premium will be $3000 dollars for six months if you choose not to have a camera in your vehicle, but your insurance premium for six months will be $400 dollars if you choose to have a camera in your vehicle - the insurance company will let you choose like that!
     
  7. Solo_Seat

    Solo_Seat Medium Load Member

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    Bu you don't live in your truck...to me, it's no different than if I rent an apartment and the landlord puts cameras in it. I would feel like I have no privacy and that is a basic right everyone should have
     
    900,000-tons-of-steel Thanks this.
  8. Aaron1981

    Aaron1981 Bobtail Member

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    I have been accepted to Millis and still have a big issue with the Cameras,but others before us have paved the way for this to Happen Reckless driving ,picking up lot lizards ect..so thanks truckers for the one size fits all truckers or job seekers.. and may not go to Millis over this one issue,:biggrin_25512: to bad had a reputation as a good company,now they will loose recruites and experienced drivers.. what a great idea lets become Russia trucking.
     
  9. Scott101

    Scott101 Medium Load Member

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    Commercial vehicle related deaths-per-miles-driven is HALF of what it was in 1979.

    So it isn't "others before us paved the way". It is those drivers presently willing to put up with the intrusion that future drivers will be referring to as the one's paving the way for cameras.
     
  10. indianaEMT

    indianaEMT Medium Load Member

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    Well. At Millis they don't run the truck to stay warm, all the trucks have bunk heaters. So "get busy" all you want lol just wait an hr lol. If you're doing it right you won't need a bunk heater!
     
  11. 900,000-tons-of-steel

    900,000-tons-of-steel Road Train Member

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    You're right about not needing the bunk heater, lol. It's that first hour that presents an issue. Seriously, I understand the premise, I just don't agree with it.
     
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