It's official...no inward facing drive cam starting tomorrow

Discussion in 'Swift' started by 3523, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. tinytim

    tinytim Road Train Member

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    I wonder if more and more will put driver facing cameras in. Obviously Swift concluded it wasn't a good idea. Whether it was due to recruitment/retention issues or otherwise you can be sure it was in large part a financial based decision. I would guess other companies will find the same to be true.
     
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  3. Luse

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    I would say it's improbable but nothing's impossible with technology. Everybody Knows by now how it works. For the most part.

    It's just that it's there and well let's be honest if it's creepy and 1984ish because it's always recording yes yes I know it only saves when it critical event goes off. But it's always recording and always listening and honestly some people find it just downright creepy and disturbing..

    Now does Swift have somebody down in the basement looking at drivers driving along without any critical events no.

    But just the mere fact it's always listening always recording even when
    your parked it's always recording always listening. Now for the younger drivers that are under 30 it won't bother them as much but anybody 40 or older I would guess that a lot think it's creepy and there's going to be people that ##### about it and if you don't see why then I don't know what to say

    I mean that's why I left Swift I couldn't stand the camera so I quit I'm finally retired.
     
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  4. Antinomian

    Antinomian Road Train Member

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    I left Swift because of the cameras also. What really baffled me was that they had been focused on driver retention for months and had made some pretty good changes. They gave everybody raises. They changed the overspeed parameters so you didn't get one every time you let it roll down hill. They loosened up a bit on the idling restrictions. And they were buying new equipment left and right. Things were looking up.

    Then all of a sudden they announced they were going to be buying automatics. They were going to be adding collision avoidance systems. And worst of all, they were going to be installing driver facing cameras. I remember thinking what happened to driver retention?
     
  5. HiLoSapien

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    Technology is only as honest as the person controlling it.
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    Mark Zuckerberg's laptop. Tape over the camera. Hmmm...
     
  6. dodgeram440rt

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    Yeah, I'm 51, and I did read 1984. And I do see the realities of that novel in the news every single day. In fact, if you really pay attention, you can actually see the media constantly changing their stories all the time. And with the recent revelations of NSA and CIA wiretapping and surveillance, I get why people can be paranoid.

    But let me ask this....how many of the average, Joe Blow truck drivers are involved in national security issues? How many of your conversations involve overthrowing the government? (And I realize that I probably just used some keywords that is gonna alert some bored anylist somewhere, but no, I'm not planning anything). If you are truly worried about anyone spying on you, sell everything you own, especially electronic devises, and go live in a cave or an underground bunker. Because they don't need a company installed driver cam to spy on you. If you have a cell phone they can track, listen and watch everything you are doing and you'll never know.

    It's a scary world we live in. And it's only going to get worse.
     
  7. Luse

    Luse Medium Load Member

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    Lol that escalated quickly you went from one extreme to the other oh well have a nice night..
     
  8. dodgeram440rt

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    I never claimed to be either for or against the cameras. Do I like them? No. As I've said before, it was the OUTWARD facing camera that got me fired. But as I've also said before, if you aren't doing anything wrong, you've got nothing to worry about. The last post was just to say that I do understand about technology, but that doesn't mean everyone needs to be paranoid. Drivers quitting a job because their company installed cameras, or buying new automatics like it's the end of trucking. Really?
     
  9. tinytim

    tinytim Road Train Member

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    Different people have different priorities.
     
  10. Luse

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    I guess I have a certain threshold of BS I'll put up with and cameras cross the red line for me. I tell everybody trucking companies is like being married you just have to find one, that BS you can put up with.

    And honestly I was contemplating getting out anyways because I'm retired army I get a paycheck if I worked or not. when my wife passed away 16 years ago. There was really nothing for me to stay at the house for so that's why I chose Trucking I could be by myself and left alone for the most part. And honestly I was just getting too old to do security work for Blackwater and triple canopy.

    Is cameras or automatics the end of trucking no, I honestly liked the automatic I was testing for Swift before they went fully with them. But the cameras was a full dead stop for me.
     
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    If the camera is wifi enabled that's not true.
     
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