Driver facing cams

Discussion in 'Transport America' started by TN_Trucker75, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. TN_Trucker75

    TN_Trucker75 Bobtail Member

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    I heard Transport America now has driver facing cams. Is this true? What about their idle policy?
     
  2. nicknack

    nicknack Light Load Member

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    That's going to be the norm now in this industry more and more companies are putting camera's in their trucks.
     
  3. Pedigreed Bulldog

    Pedigreed Bulldog Road Train Member

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    It'll only become the norm IF drivers bend over, grab their ankles, and continue to allow companies to abuse them. A company needs drivers, and if a policy they chose to implement means trucks are parked because they can't find enough willing drivers, the policy WILL change...but drivers need to stand up for their own dignity.
     
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  4. L.B.

    L.B. Third Generation Truck Driver

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    Problem is that dash cams really do benefit the company and the driver. The driver facing cams are just a bonus for the company no matter how much we hate being on camera.

    I've had a privately owned dash cam for several years and they are quickly becoming a necessity with the increasing craziness on the roads today.
     
  5. kutscher007

    kutscher007 Bobtail Member

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    Did Your camera filmed Your also?
    Did You stream the video about Your self for safety reasons to the company also?
    Or did You use only a not safe system which did not film Your self also?
     
  6. truckon

    truckon Swamp Thing

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    Cant recall the last time i seen a driver that could actually do that.
     
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  7. L.B.

    L.B. Third Generation Truck Driver

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    I'll try to translate you.

    I have used both a private dashcam which filmed the road only and I have used the DriveCam system which faces both in and out of the truck.

    Do not get me wrong. I DO NOT LIKE THE DRIVER FACING CAMERA. However, it is their truck, their camera and their prerogative to have the system installed. I have never heard of my company firing someone over the driver facing camera (other companies may not be so lenient) even after one driver I know of was caught on his cell phone three time in one week. (held up to the ear, no headset) If you don't have a similar experience you can always vote with your feet.

    Having used a private dashcam before I understand the benefits. I'm sure they are getting a break on insurance using the cameras.
     
  8. L.B.

    L.B. Third Generation Truck Driver

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    BTW there is no camera on the market right now that live streams video into a safety department. They save clips and usually upload them during nonpeak cell hours. You can manually send clips by holding the blue button on the side for 20 seconds, which I did recently while on the phone with safety after being rearended in ATL traffic.
     
  9. king Q

    king Q Road Train Member

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    Never have and never want to ...... but keep looking/hoping what ever floats your boat.
     
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  10. truckon

    truckon Swamp Thing

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    Wait. I found two. But I understand that their not your type... download.jpg images.jpg
     
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