How to deal with a driver facing camera?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Dark_Majesty_06, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. N00bLaLoosh

    N00bLaLoosh Medium Load Member

    May 13, 2021
    I might be tempted to give the driver facing camera a full moon and see if anyone comments on it.
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  3. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    May 4, 2015
    Use it as the place you wipe your boogers.
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  4. TokyoJoe

    TokyoJoe Road Train Member

    Feb 10, 2015
    I just taped over mine since my wife is in the truck with me. Nobody said anything for a few days then I got a message about how my camera might be unplugged or something. Nope, seems to be working fine.
  5. jason6541

    jason6541 Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    Omaha, NE
    I don’t know, do you want to let someone
    In a office somewhere decide if your safe or not, or some computer algorithm?.
    If you want to give in a just be a sack of meat in a seat go ahead robot driver.
    Where do drivers draw the line?. What’s next pulse ox monitor, BP cuff and retina scanners?. People are being conditioned to be controlled more snd more under the guise of safety. Falling all over themselves
    And volunteering for it.
    Wait for it my thought will be labeled as a conspiracy theorist.
    Wait some day soon the government will want you monitored 24/7 to ensure you get proper rest and other such ######## to
    Give everyone a warm fuzzy feeling and we’re all good safe responsible drivers, pilots or whatever occupation your in.
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  6. Mototom

    Mototom Road Train Member

    May 7, 2019
    Nah I’ll jump ship when a company puts any camera in my truck I don’t have direct control over.
    I don’t do anything I shouldn’t.
    I won’t even touch my peoplenet
    My radio is voice controlled.
    They’re trying to protect their equipment
    I’m protecting my livelihood.

    I don’t need some jack wagon sitting in the office hiding my every move. I #### sure won’t put my ability to feed my family in his hands.
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  7. 228I10

    228I10 Bobtail Member

    Jun 8, 2021
    Any camera facing me would have electrical tape over it. If not they need it installed in the grill of the truck facing down the road. Personally, I would never drive for a company that had a camera in the cab.
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  8. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

    Aug 12, 2007
    Kansas city,Mo
    What’s the difference between a camera that only faces out on the windshield and a grill mounted camera?
  9. 228I10

    228I10 Bobtail Member

    Jun 8, 2021
    The original post on page 1 mentioned a camera facing the driver.
  10. Jimi Page

    Jimi Page Bobtail Member

    May 18, 2021
    Put pro stickers over the camera eye.
    That’s what we did a Ward in Cleveland.
    Then in company meetings, they said, “Oh, don’t worry about it, don’t waste your time putting pro stickers on that camera eye, that camera is never looking at you.
    The other 4 camera eyes are the only ones operating, and their just looking at the road ahead, and at your mirrors, to see along the side of your trailer.
    So we didn’t worry about it, and kept putting pro stickers over the driver facing camera.
    Then a month later, they had a meeting telling us that we will be fired if we put pro stickers over the driver facing camera, even though it’s still never looking at us.
    A month later, they said you will also be fired if ever seen playing at your phone or using your CB !
    So I took my CB out, only use the iPhone at stops, drive my P&D route.
    Then get off work and head for the bar…
  11. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Ward frowned on having a radio too?

    Sounds like they’re as bad as Saia.
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