The Reason Why Carriers are Installing Driver Facing Cameras!
Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Eddiec, Nov 14, 2022.
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The article has nothing to do with it.
Read the article, the defendant’s trailer was being pulled by another motor carrier. He would have had no ability to install a camera in the tractor that had the accident.
The owner of the trucking company should have given the load back when his truck broke down, or told the trucking company he gave the load to they needed to us their own trailer.
**On a side note, cameras are reactive not proactive. All the camera would have done was possibly catch the driver playing with his phone, not that it was needed as it seems to already be a proven fact that him playing with his phone was the cause of the accident.Studebaker Hawk, Flat Earth Trucker and Another Canadian driver Thank this.
Bakerman Road Train Member
- Jan 27, 2013
I read the article, and the first thing that came into my mind was that RCX must’ve had a really bad lawyer.
Lmao. I agree 100%, but the thing that caught me was they saw About Tyme Transport as a 1099 contractor vs. a brokered common carrier.
It states in the article that they did not deem RCX as a broker even though what they essentially did was broker the load.gentleroger Thanks this.
roundhouse Road Train Member
It’s not like he has to pay that $6.5 million .
Once the insurance company pays out the max coverage , the company will get sued for the difference , the company waits until the court issues a judgement , and files bankruptcy ,
Sells the assets to another company he owns and keeps on trucking with a different name on the door .
bryan21384 Road Train Member
- Sep 18, 2009
The trucker fouled up majorly, but the problem is that he was killed. There has to be a scapegoat. Thats how America works. I guess had he not grown tired of the legal battles, he probably could've turned around and gone after About Tyme Transport. To me, they're liable. I guess the driver facing camera would've shown the driver being distracted but he was killed so that right there was costly to RCX
RockinChair Road Train Member
- Feb 19, 2012
gentleroger Road Train Member
"The Plaintiff's attorney proved that RCX Solutions, Inc. did not have a Department of Transportation Broker's license and therefore could not legally broker the load"What I don't understand is why they used their own trailer. I get not wanting to "fail" in the Broker's eye, but using your trailer under an interchange agreement is asking for trouble.
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