Driver Facing Camera

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by truckdriverslave82, Oct 19, 2018.

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  1. olddog_newtricks

    olddog_newtricks Medium Load Member

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    Driver facing cameras are a deal breaker. If enough people refuse to work for these companies the driver facing cameras will go away .
     
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  3. GreenPete359

    GreenPete359 Road Train Member

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    The 2nd part i agree with 100%. I live in Jersey and have run the north east more than i haven’t in my carrer. I despise it. I hate the North east and New england both! But that’s where i make my money so i drive it every day.

    The 1st part. Stop all you need, take care of yourself. If your company gets upset with you not having a bladder made of steel. Tell them to stick it. Your health (mental & physical) is more important than any load could ever be.

    On this job offer tho, you did the right thing turning it down. I would have too. That’s just to much, even for a newbie.
    You can always run your own dash cam. I did as a company driver long before i bought my truck. I still run one today.

    Imo, the Garmin dezl dash cam gps is the way to go. The gps routing leaves a little bit to be desired, but the dash cam quaility is on point. Even the night time video looks great on the computer screen. That’s what i’ve ran for a number of years now.

    I will never drive a truck with driver facing cameras. Even if i took a job not knowing, the 1st time i saw it i’d punch out & head home. That jobs not for me. A camera out the windshield will save you more than it will hurt you, a driver facing camera is only there to hurt you. It will never save you. Yeah ok it shows your hands on the wheel not the phone, but you yawned 5 times in the 20minutes leading up to the accident. Your eyes were looking at your mirror, you couldn’t have seen the car swerve lanes. On and on, just there to screw the driver.
     
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  4. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    Agreed.

    It may not be up to drivers much longer. Insurance companies are going broke paying out hundreds of millions each year for driver faulted crashes. Driver facing cameras are the wave of the future and they are coming by government mandate, why? Because drivers are out there breaking every law.

    The mandate will have key words like Safety and Coaching.

    Sad thing is, the vast majority of professional drivers do it right and legal all day long, it is the few bad apples who will bring all these brand new regulations and mandates down on all of us.
     
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  5. tscottme

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    And plaintiff attorneys suing companies for not using technology that was invented yesterday.

    Attorney: "You mean you could have spent money making the truck safer and you chose not to? Ladies and gentlemen this trucking company doesn't think a texting mom of 5 from 7 fathers is worth $29,000 per truck."
    Juror: I hate being stuck behind trucks, so they probably ought to pay millions.
     
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  6. Jazz1

    Jazz1 Road Train Member

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    A road test should include a few hundred miles of this crap. That would sort out who drives and who super sizes lunch orders for a living fullsizeoutput_186.jpeg
     
  7. pmdriver

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    I had a great teacher that told me that if we let the government control our every move we are to blame for being controlled like sheep and led to slaughter. The insurance companies have to protect the bottom line, you would do the same, but if it keeps up they will have a chip inserted in everyone to make sure they toe the line. To many need to be told how, what, when which is what they want.
     
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  8. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    We work in the Fuel hauling industry and cameras are mandatory in the truck cab its mainly to make sure your not sleeping or using your phone or eating while driving they don't film all the time and in fact you know when they come on cause a little light either green or red will come on when its filming. Mines funny it comes on when i'm not even driving i'm still sitting in the yard with the park brake set and the motor idling waiting to build my air bags up. so i decide to liven things up by writing a note to who ever's on the other end watching this video cast i write " this vehicle is not moving " and shake my head and to prove this i open the door and get out of the cab let them go figure out what i'm doing now huh?
     
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  9. Antinomian

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    A driver facing camera cannot protect you in an accident. It can only serve as evidence against you. The best you can hope for is that the video will show you just sitting there bouncing in your seat and occasionally turning the wheel.

    An outward facing camera can protect you, but you need to have your own camera and you need to have absolute control over the video. It doesn't do you any good if you have to go through the company's lawyers just to see what evidence there is, let alone decide if you even want it introduced.
     
  10. UturnGirl

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    I would go back to pole dancing before I would tolerate a driver facing camera.
     
  11. Long FLD

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    Any proof of this forthcoming mandate or is this truckstop counter talk? Reminds me of a couple years ago everyone saying “you won’t be able to get insurance without an eld” and guess what? You can still get insurance without an eld.
     
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