J.B. Hunt announces inward facing cameras

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  1. rbrtwbstr

    rbrtwbstr Road Train Member

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    Unfortunately @drivingmissdaisy is probably correct in that most companies will be using the junk in the next few years.

    We have 20 trucks where I work, and we were an accident free company wide from 2013-2020. Then we had like 6 insurance claims over an 18 month period, with two being rollovers.
    Our insurance rates doubled, and part of that is the owners refusal to put driver facing cameras in, which the insurance company requested.
    I think most business owners would've put the cameras in and saved the money
     
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  3. CalculatedRisk

    CalculatedRisk Medium Load Member

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    What about the companies that are self-insured?
     
  4. insipidtoast

    insipidtoast Heavy Load Member

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    "Allows the inward camera to be covered."
    Why would they even have the inward cameras in the first place? Who is it? Who is the one that never had them?
     
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  5. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Many "self insured" companies are not totally "self insured". They actually have insurance with a super high deductible. Like one or two million dollars. So the insurance companies still have a say in things.
     
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  6. Jebster

    Jebster Light Load Member

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    GP Transco will pay a few cents more if you uncover the inward facing camera, but it’s not mandatory.
     
  7. ST214

    ST214 Bobtail Member

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    CFI has them, but allows them to be covered after 90 days. As far as the one that has never had them, I don’t work there, will let someone else cover that.
     
  8. 201773

    201773 Light Load Member

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    What is wrong with driver facing cameras?
     
  9. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    Just how am I supposed to watch video's, eat spaghettiO's, and talk on my phone, while heading down I 65 at 72MPH, if they're going to watch me do it?
     
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  10. Southwest_Chief

    Southwest_Chief Bobtail Member

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    I might be an O/O, but if that ever fricks up, I'm adamant about never working for a company with driver-facing cameras.

    If companies say they're not watching, they're lying.
     
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  11. drivernumber43

    drivernumber43 Bobtail Member

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    New driver here. IWX hired me and stated their inward facing cameras are not on unless something outside the truck happens like a hard stop or something else. I think they indicated that about the outward cameras too, but not sure. Either way, I just need my 3-6 months experience in.
     
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