Inside and out facing camera turns on randomly

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  1. dextrdog

    dextrdog Light Load Member

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    Easier said than done with free health clearing 90k being home every night and on the weekends
     
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  3. truck_guy

    truck_guy Medium Load Member

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    We’ve had a few drivers let go the last couple of years. They complained about getting the shaft, but after hearing the rest of the story, they were doing stuff they reeeeaaaaalllly shouldn’t have been doing when the camera was triggered by an event. Snoozing is a one strike and you’re out deal, but the other guys were repeatedly warned. We have a hard enough time hiring and hanging on to drivers. They didn’t get canned for simple BS.

    Do I like a camera in my office? Absolutely not. I like it about as much as management would if there were cameras in their offices, but it is what it is. It’s going to be pretty hard to find a company job before long without cameras, and I have no desire to have my own truck.
     
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  4. lcfd15

    lcfd15 Medium Load Member

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    Cameras suck, there is no way around it. Looking from the company side, you have no leg to stand on to complain about them. In the end, yeah it is your "office", but it is their equipment that they paid for and pay to drive it. That is like telling the supervisor "no sorry dude, you are not allowed in my cubical space" inside of an office environment. 99% of these cameras are event oriented. for instance the cameras that we have are, they go off for roll/tilt sensor, following sensors, lane departure senors, speeding, hard breaking and sudden bumps (most of time set off by rough roads or hitting dock). 99% of all cameras are set to these sensors, now if your company chooses to do anything about them is the difference.

    To get back to your question of legality, they wouldn't have them in the truck if it was "legal" for them to do so.

    Also some of these cameras do have flaws. for instance ours are supposed to record when the light flashes from green to red intermittently, but sometimes it records when on solid red and sometimes it won't even be set off. The question you are asking is on the same aspect as "what would happen if your camera didn't go off and 2 witnesses seen you blow through a red light, should you not get in trouble just because you didn't have a video of you slamming on your breaks last minute but then proceeding through the light?"
     
  5. DSK333

    DSK333 Road Train Member

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    So you're saying they can pay you to do anything. How sad? Why are you here looking for a legal way to get out of it then?
     
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  6. snowlauncher

    snowlauncher Heavy Load Member

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    Good point. I have a job similar to the one described. I take the good with the bad. I get to see my family everyday, weekends off, holidays paid, good pay and bennies. I don't complain about the company's policies too much, because the way I see it I'm paid to put up with it.
    Employees are paid to work under whatever rules and policies are set, and unless you're self employed you have to abide by those policies, or move on. If you think they are grossly unfair then quit. If you have a CDL and clean MVR, you'll have another job tomorrow. What's the big deal.
     
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  7. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    yep they start and stop when they want i just pick my nose to give them something to amuse themselves with when they view the pic's. The other day one of our employee's got the sack for taping over one of the camera's thats a big no no.
     
  8. Bob Dobalina

    Bob Dobalina Road Train Member

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    True, you'll have another job tomorrow, but not necessarily another 90k job with free health insurance. 90k jobs are not exactly plentiful; 90k jobs with free health insurance are extremely rare.
     
  9. NoSprinkles

    NoSprinkles Bobtail Member

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    Most are recording for a min at all times. That way when the event is triggered they can see before,during and after. They aren't watching you continuously. If you want to prove it , put tape on it and see how long it takes for them to inquire about it.They will tell you they can see you at all times into making you paranoid about what you are doing. Tactic to enforce your attention and safety.

    The one thing that will come to light soon is eye sensors. Start dosing off the truck will alert you and record the event.
     
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  10. NoSprinkles

    NoSprinkles Bobtail Member

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    There are a few 90k jobs out there that few qualify for. Its almost always LTL company positions. LP stuff is min 120k a year take home. O/O are in bidding wars from brokers and waiting way too long for payments.
     
  11. snowlauncher

    snowlauncher Heavy Load Member

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    120K min a year take home for L.P. huh?
    Someone should tell that to all the lease operators who are failing or barely scraping by living on Ramen noodles and staying out all year with no hometime because they can't afford to take time off in fear of losing the truck.
     
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