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Serah D.'s Comment
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Questions

1. Is the installation of cameras in trucks supposed to be a secret?

2. For all drivers - did you come across any camera policy when signing papers, any mention at all?

3. Why would some, and not all trucks in a company have cameras?

4. If the answer to 1 and 2 is negative, does a driver have a right to have it removed?

Something's not right.......

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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Hey....I'm no judge or cop here. I didn't "charge" anyone...lol I don't have that kind of power. :D

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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Gradually installing them to phase out the cost....that's possible.

Phox's Comment
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I understand you guys want privacy... but sadly in this day of age where people are trying to sue trucking companies left and right it's just the issue you'll have to deal with. Only way I see ya getting out of it is a diff job or buying your own truck.

You know who you ahve to thank for these cameras though? Those damn ambulance chaser lawyers... you know the "hit by a truck.. I'll make them pay!" lawyers... yeah those scums of the earth... and because of who they are and what they do and everything else scummy about them you get the people who cause those accidents them go "ohhh my neck, my back... my a$$, my left big toe!", meanwhile their car has maybe a caved in bumper at best not even a deployed airbag, but they call up their local ambulance chaser who then sues the company for more money then 10 of those "victims" deserve. Now the companies want to know what was the driver doing when that accident happened, putting on makeup, talking on the phone, something else not paying full attention.accident investigators can already figure who was at fault in terms of the accident (did the 4 wheeler cut the truck off or did the truck follow to close and not have a safe following distance, side swipe the 4 wheeler, etc) but what they can not figure out is what the drivers were doing and that's why they are putting in front facing cameras. It'll also help to see if the driver is driving under fatigue. All these things they can see if it was the truckers fault or not.

They probably will put a camera in all company owned trucks... they might test them in a few at a time (do you want to spend all that money on something and not know if it's worth it or "beta" test a few trucks first then decide if it's worth it). You might have gotten one of them because you're new to the company. just because your records clean now doesn't tell them it will stay that way, they don't know you yet. You just got that short straw in the draw there.

Now if you go buy your own truck you can make your own rules (to a certain degree, obviously you still have to obey state and federal laws and stuff).

I for one have never been a huge nut on this whole privacy thing... I have nothing to hide and could care less if nsa or my employer listens to my conversations... so be it if they have nothing better to do. go ahead look at my facebook... I don't care.

Also like others have said it's only on when the truck is on and sleeper curtains block the view... if your worried about the camera seeing you naked I think you need to worry about everyone else outside your truck first cause they'll see more and probably WILL record it and keep that footage...

HOS:

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OWI:

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RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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....but either way, they should mention it, somewhere in the paperwork, or even on heir website "camera equipped trucks" and not "sneak it" in without giving the choice to people to deal with it, or walk away...is it supposed to be a secret?

Errol V.'s Comment
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Answers

1. Is the installation of cameras in trucks supposed to be a secret?

You missed the boat for the announcement. As for Swift, the HQ sent out several videos in the spring and summer explaining the cameras, even had some professional briefers come around to explain things.

It was never a secret, more of "it's a done deal."

2. For all drivers - did you come across any camera policy when signing papers, any mention at all?

No. Never saw one about automatic transmissions either. Or about door locks. You are driving company equipment, they can install cameras, or whatever. Besides the cameras are OK to observe how employees do their job.

3. Why would some, and not all trucks in a company have cameras?

If you have a large fleet, you can't hire Santa's elves to get them installed everywhere overnight. It will take several months. Somebody will be first, somebody will be last.

4. If the answer to 1 and 2 is negative, does a driver have a right to have it removed?

No you do not have that right. You can bet the company let their lawyers make sure it is legal.

No I'm not any company's lap dog. I said before we have had a few "wars" here about the cameras. I'm just filling in some explanations we already had.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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I see your point. Sue happy sucks. Not just in the trucking industry...everywhere. Schools, the way you parent your children, someone slipping in their ass in your own PRIVATE driveway, etc. it doesn't stop.

I have done no crimes, I do not have anything to "hide" as in things I have done or not etc. It's more a bout my physical privacy, when I'm alone, doing my thing. As long as I get the job done, I don't want a nanny watching my every moves. But again....I hear you, about the "ambulance chasers". I do understand your point, as well.

Newbie78inpa J.'s Comment
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I think i just read on another forum that those driver facing cameras have been put on hold indefinitely. Not sure what company but i think it was Swift.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Errol V.'s Comment
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I think i just read on another forum that those driver facing cameras have been put on hold indefinitely. Not sure what company but i think it was Swift.

I just did a Google search for "driver facing cameras have been put on hold indefinitely". Nothing came up. Must be too new, or someone's wishful thinking.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Newbie78inpa J.'s Comment
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I think i just read on another forum that those driver facing cameras have been put on hold indefinitely. Not sure what company but i think it was Swift.

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I just did a Google search for "driver facing cameras have been put on hold indefinitely". Nothing came up. Must be too new, or someone's wishful thinking.

I read it on the truckers report i'll try to find the post.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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