Should drivers have this product?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by BridgettAnn, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

    Jul 22, 2008
    Owensboro , KY
    There is too much else that has to be watched when backing a truck .
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  3. SHC

    SHC Spoiled Rotten Brat O/O

    Feb 26, 2011
    Westville, IN
    US Express has already beat the two of you to it :biggrin_2554:

    Scarry that they have camera's all around and automatic trucks :biggrin_25523:
  4. BridgettAnn

    BridgettAnn Light Load Member

    Jul 5, 2011
    Allen Park, Mi
    Thanks for the responses. Very amusing, some of them.. However, I wasn't thinking about as use for replacing use of mirrors or GOAL etc... Maybe just a little "gentler" way to bump the dock when it's difficult to gauge.

    let's face it... there are a lot of jacked up trailer rears out there!

    ~Bridgett Ann
  5. Gears

    Gears Trucker Forum STAFF - Gone, But Not Forgotten.

    Aug 20, 2009
    Hmmm I've got an Automatic, blind spot camera, Eaton Vorad Collision Avoidance system but no backup radar or camera.

    Does having all this safety equipment on my truck make me just a steering wheel holder too?

    My thought is... once you bump a few docks, you can tell by using your mirrors about how far you are from the dock when backing. No radar needed.
  6. hardhead1965

    hardhead1965 Bobtail Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    Morgan City, La.
    Technology is a conspiracy. We learn nothing, remember nothing, and will be unable to do anything without some type of wireless device. Pretty soon we will be unable to do anything on our own. The government is setting us up. They track us; they know our buying habits and what we eat. Pay attention America !!!!.
  7. Truck609

    Truck609 Light Load Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    At this rate, there really will be a day when robots drive trucks and dispatchers will be pleased!
  8. xiipercent

    xiipercent Medium Load Member

    Mar 19, 2007
    Hey , It's good enough for the military.I think we can do it from our couch.

    Drone trucking.

    now then, how to get the bills to the receiving clerk.

    little "gentler" way to bump the dock ---Slowing down seems to help me.
  9. camaro68

    camaro68 Medium Load Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    Trucking sounds more like a pain in the rump. Rules,Dot,fines,bad brokers, good brokers,high fuel,high insurance,little home time,taxes,logbooks,government intervention: too fat,too skinny,sleep apnea,food buffets,take a break here,take a break there. Sheep Dip, just don't ever get a break from it all. Need to just let everybody carry their on buffalo chips where they need to go. Let's get back to the horse and wagon days, after all, isn't that where the Liberals want us go
  10. free2frog

    free2frog Medium Load Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    All the thing's mentioned here camera's senors GPS, all can be useful tools just like a hammer and screw driver. There nice to have when you need them. But unfortunately to many drivers can't survive without them.
  11. Mr. PlumCrazy

    Mr. PlumCrazy Road Train Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    Lexington NC
    Heck I am trying to figure out how to hook this computer to my truck and I can sit at home. They got cars that park themself so I am waiting on trucks that drive themselves. we can put sensors in the highway so thet can be programed to follow a route. Remote door openers on the trailers. The computer will even know when to go to the truckstop for service or repairs. Put dirt sensors on it so it will know when to go to the truckwash. Put back up sensors in the front bumper and wire then to the horn. Only thing I have to wait till they bring back full service truck stops so someone can pump the fuel
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