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RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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I hate to have to comment on your last post, Errol, but I feel it's wrong to call someone a "rabble rouser" because they feel strongly about any given subject, even if their opinion differed from others. He's not the only one to feel that way, and he stated his opinion respectfully, I believe. We don't all have to agree on any given subject, and no one should be labeled as a "rabble rouser" or trouble maker because their opinion is different. Where I draw the line is when someone's opinion is voiced by disrespecting others for not thinking the same way you do. :)

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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Correction: the same way "they" do.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Skar Hed calls out:

And I have a pretty good idea how to make B not come true. And that is if any driver who was assigned a camera in his face and was opposed to the idea simply refused to work under those circumstances. You quit if they don't back down, and you get a job with any one of the hundreds of other carriers not using these insidious devices the very next day. And probably, as is the nature of the business, get a two cent raise and a signing bonus out of it.

The time to discourage this sort of thing is now ...or maybe a year ago.

Mr Hed is calling for those who oppose the cameras to take extreme action and quit their job. You know the term "rabble rouser" means to wake up the "common people" (truckers in this case) in a call to arms. That's what Mr Hed would like to do.

I have strong feelings about many things, too. Some involve trucking. I often state my opinion, and I don't try to tell you to change your mind. If you agree with my opinion, great. If you disagree, let's have coffee sometime.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Errol V.'s Comment
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... and Trucking Truth newcomers need to know about the cameras, so I suggest they read the whole topic to see what's been covered so far.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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I'm sure no one would argue that everyone need to know about the cameras.

For my part, I'm not going to keep myself from having a job that pays good because of the camera. But I surely will NEVER like it, or feel comfortable having it staring me in the face 24/7. And also knowing that if someone really wanted to watch, the possibility to access the camera *is* there. Knowing this, each time I'm stopped, my curtains will be pulled. As soon as the key goes back into the ignition, curtains will be open.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I am only replying to this cause I want to be Captain Obvious.

All the things that were stated as a concern about the dash cam are a "Cause I feel I want to be outraged for nothing" reason.

The cam is located on the dash/windshield area of the truck. The reasons of being naked, changing clothes, sleeping or basic off-duty/sleeper berth time are all taken care of easily enough.

When your stopped and want your privacy you put up a curtain to Blick the view from the windshield. Since the cam is in that area the curtains block the cam from viewing ANYTHING in the cab from being seen by the cam. Problem solved.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

James R.'s Comment
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Hey guyJax I was wondering where you were hiding, what you up to now

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Hey guyJax I was wondering where you were hiding, what you up to now

Since we have a bunch of people on here that give great advice and are now experienced enough to get said great advice there is hardly any time I need to jump in and say "Yeah what he said" so I mostly read now.

G-Town's Comment
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I am only replying to this cause I want to be Captain Obvious.

All the things that were stated as a concern about the dash cam are a "Cause I feel I want to be outraged for nothing" reason.

The cam is located on the dash/windshield area of the truck. The reasons of being naked, changing clothes, sleeping or basic off-duty/sleeper berth time are all taken care of easily enough.

When your stopped and want your privacy you put up a curtain to Blick the view from the windshield. Since the cam is in that area the curtains block the cam from viewing ANYTHING in the cab from being seen by the cam. Problem solved.

I have been called Captain Obvious before (right OS?)...it was earned. I agree with you Guy, totally, "what he said".

Mr. Hed will stir-up the pot so to say, get a whole bunch of people excited and not be heard from again for 5 weeks. ZERO value, especially to the newbies.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

Bad Bob's Comment
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I have been reading this subject off and on and do have to give my input.

Because of this I will most likely take Roehl off my list of preferred companies.

As a published author I found out the hard way that I have a bit of a fear of cameras. I know that sounds stupid but, when a camera is pointed at me I am stiff and slow to react and very deliberate in my actions and answers.

It made me being a terrible subject to interview. I'm just not fluid and natural with a camera in my face.

I won't work for a company that would force a driver to have a camera pointed at their face all day long.

Now, one that faces the highway and records all of my actions as a driver would not be a problem.

No matter what vehicle I am in, I drive safe.

That will now also be one of my questions to ask any company I apply with.

If they force drivers to drive with a camera pointed at their face it'll be, "Thank you for your time. Sorry, you're just not for me."

It is a choice we all have to make.

I'm also not going to argue with anyone else about what their choices are.

We should be adults here and our choices are our own.

Let's respect that.

Take Care Be Safe Bad Bob

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