Prime will be installing camera's in its trucks. Just heard at Friday's Meeting....

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  1. JimmyBones

    JimmyBones Heavy Load Member

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    I had one installed yesterday, volunteered.

    Nick in the tractor shop let me look through the web interface and talked with me for about an hour. I am convinced that they are a good thing.
     
  2. JimmyBones

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    It uses the Iteris camera, and it's a Bendix setup. The QC is just for data transmission.
     
  3. ironpony

    ironpony Road Train Member

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    That's what I thought... they have to get the data off of it somehow. Now, does the QC have to be a MCP200 system? My truck has a MCP100 with the big terminal... Prime didn't want to update it because of the wiring when I leased it on last summer.
     
  4. Chucktaylor

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    Id imagine if your truck registers critical events like hard brakes, roll warnings then it's all that's need to trigger a transmission of the camera data.
     
  5. Docpa7

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    JB, is it an external camera? A combination internal/external?
     
  6. JimmyBones

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    There are three models they are testing. Mine is forward facing only, and uses the pre existing iteris camera.

    IP, all they do is run a wire from your lane assist to the QC black box, simple plug and play, very few additional components. Takes about an hour for an instal. The actual Omnitracs interface unit model is irrelevant, all it needs is an empty port on the under bunk unit.

    The camera itself records continuously, but overwrites itself in a loop every several seconds. When a critical event of one of several types is recorded, it tags the previous ten seconds of footage for permanent save and transmission, and keeps footage for a while after that, then it goes back about its business.

    While recording video, it also records several other key bits of data: brake pressure, speed, location, g force, and more. All of it is used to ensure the liability risk of the driver and company are nil.
     
  7. Prime-Mate

    Prime-Mate Light Load Member

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    8883_b.jpg Still Waiting.........
     
    Dinomite Thanks this.
  8. Chucktaylor

    Chucktaylor Road Train Member

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    read the thread again. I finally heard it straight from the horses mouth.... its being tested and no decision has been made to deploy them fleet wide or make them mandatory.

    My instructor tested On Guard... its now fleet wide
    I tested elogs.... its now fleet wide.
    Friend tested tire monitoring.... required on company trucks

    In house made wheel covers.... still testing
    Flatbed trailer skirts.... still testing (Flatbedders up in arms and I see their point)

    Kohlr APUs were tested... that idea was scraped.

    So who knows what direction they will go?
     
  9. Prime-Mate

    Prime-Mate Light Load Member

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    From Myth to Certainty.
    Have Faith.
    I understand the suspicion, that anyone who claims to know most anything with certainty is Blowing Smoke.


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  10. Pouring Coal

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    So they trigger when QC detects an overspeed event? im all for the hard brake/impact/crash/high g load triggering, but for a over 62/65 mph trigger? #### off lol, theyre taking away our down hill runs, aka, the only place a prime truck can maintain the speed limit lol. seriously though, as long as they don't trigger till 75-80mph, and cant be remotely triggered, have at it.
     
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