How does your company monitor driving?

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  1. Mike2633

    Mike2633 Road Train Member

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    So I have a question, mostly every big truck company is on some kind of device or driver monitoring software. That software scores "hard breaks", "hard turns", "speeding" etc etc.

    The company I work for, they give us 4 miles over the posted speed limit leeway and then the electric baby sitter starts logging you as a speeder. Now the old system we had the posted speed limit didn't so much matter as it was are you going over the trucks governor.

    I get passed up all day and night by everyone. So my question is for you guys who work for some of the faster companies, do you dinged for going over the posted speed limit or do you get dinged for going over the trucks governor?
     
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  3. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    SAIA uses the Lytx system. The camera system in the truck is programmed for parameters such as G-Force, lane drifting frequency via Bendix measurements, camera system that grabs speed limit signs and forward radar to measure following distance.

    The rule that drivers in my barn seem to agree on, is that you can go over the posted limit by 8-9 mph before the Lytx system will begin tagging video and sending it off for review, however, the company speed limit max is 70mph, over that and you get a paddling as well.

    Funny you bring this up, I got bagged for doing 40 in a 25 the other day. Except, the camera didn't register the 35mph sign that I passed as well. It must have been a relatively new change in speed limit, because Lytx supposedly "verifies" speed limits for roads against a database of some kind and pushed through the "coachable behavior".
     
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  4. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Landstar has no such tracking.

    And if I pass you, there's a good chance you are on break, at a shipper or receiver, or your truck is in some manner disabled.
     
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  5. Mike2633

    Mike2633 Road Train Member

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    Challenge accepted LOL! I bet you'll pass me lol! Where I work we literally have the slowest trucks on the road. 63 at the pedal and 65 on cruise and if the load is heavy they really struggle.
     
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    mitrucker Road Train Member

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    Clean Harbors now tracks this stuff through Samsara.
     
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    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I cruise at 60 to 62.
     
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  8. Mike2633

    Mike2633 Road Train Member

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    That's who we use now. And I bet each company has there own specifics. See today I was on a 55 mile an hour road where none of the cars or trucks were doing 55 they were all going much much faster and I was trying to hold it back the best I could while getting tail gated by a heavy haul flatbed truck carrying a big Cat D10 Bull Dozer and he really couldn't pass and I didn't really think it was an ideal situation. Where it dings you for the speed limit I really had to hold back, problem is everyone has a different 55 miles an hour. Same way size 36 jeans very from pants manufacturer to pants manufacture.

    I see, Estes 55 miles per hour isn't the same as Werner's 55 miles per hour which isn't the same as Saia's 55 miles per hour.
     
  9. Mike2633

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    Oh then in that case, will be neck and neck, but I bet your truck pulls better then mine LOL!
     
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    USF Holland. We don't use DFC but the equipment we have monitors speed, following distance, sudden changes in speeds and running stop signs.

    Less than 1/3 of our fleet is equipped with this technology. We have a quarterly meeting to discuss things that went wrong if you drove a truck that logged your bad behavior

    Personal opinion. This is just more micromanaging. It's like yelling at your geese for squawking to loudly when they lay their golden eggs.
     
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  11. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    All mine are ungoverned. I just like to squeeze fuel.
     
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