How does your company monitor driving?

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  1. Mike2633

    Mike2633 Road Train Member

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    Oh I agree it's all legal department corporate headquarters, risk mitigation mumbo jumbo that's all these bigger companies really care about is not getting sued.
     
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  3. Mike2633

    Mike2633 Road Train Member

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    I reset the fuel today to see what I was getting it does seem to be a little bit better this week I think. Today there was a lot of slow driving and up hill with no momentum so I don't think I got great millage today, but I did get pretty good millage yesterday maybe. Sometimes I can go a day or 2 without getting fuel, I got some this morning, but it was only 40 gallons I don't remember pumping fuel Monday or Tuesday so that's not to to shabby. Doing regional stuff I don't go far 200 miles a day maybe, today was just a tad under 300 miles.
     
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  4. Mike2633

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    I was going to say all this does is actually just hinder productivity to a certain extent really.
     
  5. Lennythedriver

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    All I know is my “collision warning” system has went off 107 times in the 28 months I’ve been driving. And there’s never once been a near collision. It just goes off because of shadows, birds, a low hanging sign, probably even ghosts or spirits it thinks it sees. Who knows. I don’t trust any of that crap. None of it works effectively. If the company wants to monitor my driving they should hop on the truck and go for a road trip with me. Otherwise they can stick all this electronica crap that malfunctions, is in accurate and subject to errors where the sun don’t shine.
     
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  6. Dave_in_AZ

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    I think the "ALERT" culture is also counter productive.

    We had tattle tale cameras at CEMEX.

    I got pulled in on the rug for a hard break once because my foot slipped off the edge of the pedal.

    It was a short stop to begin with, so then it was a hard break or collision.

    So then I get a lecture. Avoid an accident, but still receive lecture.

    Don't miss that at all.
     
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    Governed at 77 and prefer 63 ...will get a call from safety on a hard brake event .
     
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    Werner is 68 now and the million milers even faster .
     
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    We're more old school than most companies. We have ELD but none of our trucks are equipped with any reporting gadgets. We installed forward facing cameras last year but have no plans for driver facing camera or voice recording.
    We run as legal as we can.
    The trucks aren't governed and there is no official company speed limit. If a driver gets a speeding ticket he gets talked to, If he gets another one within twelve months he gets a week off to think things over. If he gets a third ticket he's done.
    We've never had to let a driver go for speeding tickets. We pay by the hour and there's no incentive to drive like a maniac.
    Accidents are on a case-by-case evaluation. If a guy has a minor fender bender and accepts responsibility... if it was his fault... there's no reason to fire him. A driver usually will be a better employee after a minor incident if he's given a chance.
    If a driver shifts blame, lies, and generally cops an attitude about a misdeed he gets fired. Period.
    We don't need, and definitely don't want, a bunch of electronic tattle tales in our trucks. If I can't trust the driver to do a good job and tell me the truth I don't need him and probably made a mistake in hiring him in the first place.
     
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    I said that too, just wait till all this stuff starts breaking and really malfunctioning then are they going to shell out the thousands of dollars upon thousands of dollars to fix this stuff? Some companies will other's wont.
     
  11. Mike2633

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    I know some companies have gone both ways on the cameras. I've head the driving facing cameras aren't always a good thing and can bring legal troubles that the company hasn't always calculated. But I'm no lawyer what do I know that's all hear say I've read on the internet.
     
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