For those who have mandatory driver facing cameras?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by BeHereNow97, Apr 12, 2021.

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  2. Incendax

    Incendax Bobtail Member

    Aug 8, 2019
    A company certainly can keep track of every minor infraction. But it's in their interest to not look unless you have a major event. Micromanaging really kills employee morale and causes high turnover, so you don't see it much in big companies. Mostly the smaller ones.
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  3. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    If a company won't let you take a drink of water while you're working, I suspect that may be a violation of labor laws.
  4. OldeSkool

    OldeSkool Road Train Member

    Jul 17, 2018
    Aww the freedom of being out on the big highway lol.
  5. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Your Town, USA
    I guarantee, if my company put a driver facing camera in my truck...nobody would say a word about what I was doing because they would be too horrified to review it...because you put that in my truck...I'll drive naked until it's removed.
  6. smokey12

    smokey12 Road Train Member

    May 30, 2012
    Just don't drive for a company that has driver facing cameras and you won't have to worry about it
  7. Linte_Loco

    Linte_Loco Road Train Member

    Apr 24, 2011
    LA (lower Alabama)
    Most companies will only monitor the driver facing cam when a critical event is triggered

    The primary purpose is to put blame on driver in the event of an accident. Make no mistake
  8. SwervyMervyn99

    SwervyMervyn99 Light Load Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    Madison, WI
    I have had one for a few months now. There are a few things that makes it record.

    Looking away from the windshield for too long, following too close, not fully stopping at stop sign or light, holding your phone and not wearing a seat belt.

    At my company we have already signed a document saying we won't talk on a phone even with a headset so that will trigger it for my company.

    I have mounted a phone holder to my windshield that comes out to the steering wheel. I can touch the phone screen, I can change the volume, channel on the radio and play cds. I can even hold the mic on a cb.

    It will record if you are looking down too long to grab a drink or snack. I'm know what I can't do so I don't, but I'm not a robot and I'm going to look down too long or do something to set it off, that's their tough luck, I'm doing what I do
  9. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Heavy Load Member

    Sep 26, 2019
    And likewise, if you work for a company without them, and they then install them, leave. It's as simple as that. There is no reason to work for a company with driver facing cameras. There are plenty of jobs without them.
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  10. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

    May 3, 2016
    Hot Springs, AR
    I know the system you’re talking about. I was passing a guy with one of those one day. I had had a Kentuckian shortly before and he was laying heavy on the stomach, if you know what I mean.

    Well (looks around to see if anyone is eavesdropping), I broke serious wind just as I got up around his door and it set off his camera.

    He begged me on the CB to take the blame, but I wouldn’t! I told him to blame his dog!
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