Returning to an old job, I just requested an automatic and drive cam.

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  1. passport220

    passport220 Road Train Member

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    Old job was a good job. I left due to factors not related to trucking. Returning at the end of the month. My choices in trucks:

    10-speed International
    13-speed Freightliner
    auto- Freightliner

    Any of the three choices would be less than 3 years old, less than 400k. I took the Auto Freightliner. It is the right tool for the job for OTR trucking.

    The company is also starting a drive cam program on a test basis. I told my company I would volunteer to have one installed in my truck. I had one before at another company, feel like it will protect me more than cause a problem given the fact that truck driving is a front row seat to the stupid show.
     
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  3. Hoofbeats

    Hoofbeats Road Train Member

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    Your first choice explains your second one.
     
  4. passport220

    passport220 Road Train Member

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    Yes, well put. As I explained abut the first choice an auto is the right tool for the job and so is a drive cam.
     
  5. driverdriver

    driverdriver Road Train Member

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    Lol.
     
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    driverdriver Road Train Member

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    There's a lot tools doing this job.
    Will you be volunteering for the daily colonoscopies too.
     
  7. 389driver

    389driver Medium Load Member

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    Forward or backward facing? In today's world with the idiots we have to deal with on a daily basis a forward facing cam is a necessity. Backwards facing is used by companies that like to micromanage and is just as likely to incriminate as it is to exonerate you.
     
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  8. Dumdriver

    Dumdriver Road Train Member

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    DriveCam is both forward and driver facing. Crisp audio to!
     
  9. 389driver

    389driver Medium Load Member

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    So they can hear you farting?
     
  10. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

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    Then if you’re in an accident the other lawyer can show the jury on a 60 inch high def tv in slow motion you looking away for a moment.
    An inward facing camera never helps or protects a driver.
    We all look at our phone when it beeps or chimes a tweet or weather alert or text. (Except me, I never look at it)
     
  11. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Road Train Member

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    a company drive cam protects the company and the company alone.

    YOUR drive cam protects you.

    Any company will throw you under the bus in a NY minute if it would protect them. Protect yourself. YOUR drive cam, YOUR records, YOUR lawyer.

    Rule #1 of Trucking: COVER YOUR ###
     
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