In Cab Cameras On The Driver

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RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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I agree that if a camera goes in one company truck, it should be in ALL the trucks. Otherwise, IT IS discrimination. Playing the victim? No. Believing in principles? Hell yes. And I totally agree that as a woman, I'd feel VERY uncomfortable feeling watched all day/night. You don't know who's watching, if they're watching, and what they're doing. A microphone? I'm sorry but if I'm in a conversation with family, friends, partner, kids...it's no one's business. Spending much of your life on the road as a trucker, a company can't ask someone not to have personal convos while "on the job"....as you're basically on the job 24/7! If they want to install a camera in the can, install it so it faces the road ahead and see what's going on, not towards the driver. I mean Jesus Christ....where does it stop to invade people's personal space? One won't even be able to scratch their crotch, stick a tissue up their nose, or look silly with bad singing while in the truck they chose to drive, SPECIALLY to escape the darn office/corporate environment where they were subjected to that sh*t to begin with.

In case you didn't notice....I value my privacy VERY MUCH so and don't like to have a watch dog breathing over my shoulder.

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Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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PS I wasn't referring to myself with the bad singing...I actually sing pretty darn good! :D

SamTon's Comment
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I work on school buses and we have had them for years. They come on a minute after the key comes on and goes off two minutes after the key goes off. Most of the time they don't work right anyway. No one is sitting watching you drive. I would think yours goes off too. Although I do look into the camera and pick my nose or scratch myself just for a laugh. With this sue happy world we live in it might save you one day

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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I wouldn't mind them in a school bus, that to me is entirely different. I don't eat, sleep, wash myself, change my clothes/get naked in a school bus. You're only in it for an hour or two at a time. You *live* in your truck....if I wanted big brother watching, I would sign up for the tv show.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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As a lady, I do not even burp, fart, scratch my crotch and won't even blow my noise in front of people if I can help it. I won't change because I work as a trucker. I will remain who I am. I always seek privacy if I need to do these things, whether it's the bathroom or just walk to a different room. I'd be mortified to have to do this knowing a camera is pointed at me. It just goes against who I am. Please dont lecture me by saying "it's no big deal, you need to be more laid back about this stuff, you're too uptight...." I am not uptight. I am laid back. But I do have convictions, and some values that are important to me. Cleanliness, good hygiene, having a right to some degree of privacy (saying the camera isn't recording everything, when it's pointing at your face 24/7 won't do, the fact is, you don't know that.) and I certainly don't have any desire to have a camera pointed at my face in the event I wasn't able to shower and be presentable. That's embarrassing, to me it is.

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Operating While Intoxicated

Mr. Jackhole's Comment
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In my opinion, we are all going to have cameras sooner or later. Issues of privacy aren't just a male / female issue. Seriously they only want a picture of you right before the accident. Discrimination, seriously?

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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Discrimination is not about female or male driving the truck. It's about one company putting cams only in some of their trucks, for some of their drivers. If you install a cam in one truck, install one in all.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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PS I mentioned it because the original poster said that a cam was installed in her truck, but other trucks don't have it. That's what I based my comment on. :)

SamTon's Comment
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You are right put them in all or none. I cannot see them running 24/7 they should only be when the key is on. I will call the recruiter tomorrow and find out. All the ones I have ever seen turn off

The Persian Conversion's Comment
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Well it could be that they're phasing them in gradually. Installing cameras in all trucks simultaneously would be a massive expenditure. Also it could be that they are testing the waters with a few drivers before committing to the program, and the OP just happened to be one of the guinea pigs. Either way, I think it's a pretty serious charge to claim discrimination so quickly without the full story.

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