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

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by passport220, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. lilillill

    lilillill Sarcasm... it's not just for breakfast

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    I can see requesting an automatic. Sometimes it would be nice just to push the throttle and go. But a drive cam?

    If you really wanted to protect your own interests, get your own cameras. Don’t willingly invite management to be looking over your shoulder all the time.
     
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  3. passport220

    passport220 Road Train Member

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    A fair point. It is a trade off. Management having a view does not bother me, I can see how it bothers some. If I have the Drive Cam, it is done. No system for me to buy and maintain, no files to keep. Done.

    Yes, I am hitching my wagon to my company. I am fine with that, a big problem/accident comes up. Like it or not, we are hitched. We will be in court together. Strength in numbers. Driving a company truck, I represent the company. I would have to hire a private attorney but will want to have Drive Cam/Company attorneys as well. They are likely going to have greater experience in how to use, when to release, what to release in a situation to the best effect than I can come up with. More know how about it than I can buy from a lesser experienced private attorney. Company is going to want to have me on their side as much as I want them on mine.
     
  4. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    What brands of cameras do they use where you are posting from in the Phillipines?
     
  5. tucker

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    Only 2000 thanks ?
     
  6. passport220

    passport220 Road Train Member

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    I'm on Camiguin Island in the Philippines. Simple flip down screen cams seem to be popular here. I see the taxi drivers use them. I'll be returning to work, get the truck at the end of the month.
     
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  7. WesternPlains

    WesternPlains Road Train Member

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    If they’re taking requests. Why not a blonde in the bunk?
     
  8. Dumdriver

    Dumdriver Road Train Member

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    I’m just waiting for one example of where the camera pointing at you “protects” you. You said it “protects me” and I’m really curious how it does that.
     
  9. IluvCATS

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    Lol I want the ability to know geographic locations of people on here! I suspect a few of you guys are Institutionalized somewhere nearby.
     
  10. passport220

    passport220 Road Train Member

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    Someone claims you where talking on your phone and did not react fast enough to avoid an accident. You get pulled over, set your breaks turn off the truck, undo your seatbelt to grab your license and registration. Officer writes you up for not warring your seatbelt. As I said, protects you as it can disprove a false claim someone makes about your actions.
     
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    I was institutionalized by the age of 18.
     
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