Driver facing cameras

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Zoltan1a, Feb 26, 2023.

  1. insipidtoast

    insipidtoast Heavy Load Member

    Nov 22, 2016
    Planet Earth
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  3. Zoltan1a

    Zoltan1a Road Train Member

    Mar 15, 2011
    Las Vegas, NV
    I think cameras will eventually be in all trucks, just changing of the times. It goes like like this with all things and old people always hate change
  4. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2010
    Burnsville, MN
    Cameras yes, but not driver facing cameras.

    I heard a story about why Swift took the driver facing cameras out of our trucks.
    A husband and wife team, doing what a husband and wife will do, and the footage found its way to the internet by way of the monitoring agent.

    I'm not sure how true that story is, but we had driver facing cameras for less than a year, and then they were gone.
    At one point we were told that we could cover the inward facing lens if we wanted to, before they were replaced.

    Forward facing cameras are a great benefit to drivers.
    I was hit by another truck just 2 days ago while parked at a truck stop, and the camera recorded the whole thing.
    I'm at the shop right now getting it fixed.

    Once the truck shook the camera system started sending an extended recording. It showed the truck hitting me and far enough into the future to see when the cop showed up to take the report of the hit and run, which was about 90 minutes later.
    It showed the face of the driver, truck and trailer number as well.
    All in 1 minute clips, so my DM had some extended time going through it all.

    Without the camera footage it would be just me saying that someone hit my truck, when I might have bumped into something and just claimed it was not my fault.

    I am a 67 year, old person, and I like this change.
    (True, I did not like the driver facing camera. But in that year I was never dinged for anything and I stuck it out until they were gone.)

    And again, the bottom line is...
    If the company has driver facing cameras - don't hire on with them. They will soon get the message, either by no drivers or a huge lawsuit.
  5. viper822004

    viper822004 Medium Load Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Yes sir. They don’t want you touching your phone. Not sure about GPS. Everyone here uses google maps or we already know where our customers are.
  6. Canadianhauler21

    Canadianhauler21 Heavy Load Member

    May 15, 2017
    Mostly it depends on the company. Some companies have that Artificial intelligence crap that detects the slightest head movement.
    Also they say they can only see you if there is an event which is total BS, they can see you at anytime. The footage gets uploaded to the cloud and only certain people can see it but the "certain" people could be the whole company.

    I worked at the company before they had the AI and I didn't mind it at all, I was able to do anything I wanted and nobody ever bothered me. The moment they changed it to the AI system I quit the same week. You look down at your AC control and the camera says "distracted driving detected". You move your head down to take a quick look at what dropped on the floor and it flags that too.

    If they have an AI system definitely don't work there.
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  7. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

    Sep 25, 2007
    Rosamond, SoCal
    The camera records all the time, it's not a time machine. They pic and choose what they want to. Any one who tells you it does not record all the time is a liar. Other wise it would miss an accident or incident.
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  8. Zoltan1a

    Zoltan1a Road Train Member

    Mar 15, 2011
    Las Vegas, NV
    True true
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