Swift In Cab Camera

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The camera faces the driver's seat. If you are sitting there, you have no reasonable expectation of privacy. If you want privacy, go into the sleeper berth. The camera does not face there. It's a pretty simple concept.

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Ours face the entire cab area. They've had cases where people had an unapproved pet on board, set off their camera and were forced to get the pet off the truck.

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Fair enough, though my point still stands. If you want privacy go in the sleeper lol. The cab is considered your work area.

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Agreed. Sleeper is your home. Close the curtains and forget the thing is there.

This whole argument to me raises one simple question every time it comes up.

What do you have to hide?? If it's simply a "privacy" issue, cover the camera with curtains or a hat or whatever, case closed.

But people keep going on about it which leads to the assumption that there is something more going on.

It could be any number of things. They could be doing something they're not supposed to and know it for one.

Some people have "heard"about how these things work and no matter how many times they are corrected they"know"how they work.

Others could just be paranoid.

In the end, the important thing is to not stress out about them. There are enough legitimate reasons to get stressed in this job, cameras ain't one of them.

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.

Paul J.'s Comment
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The camera faces the driver's seat. If you are sitting there, you have no reasonable expectation of privacy. If you want privacy, go into the sleeper berth. The camera does not face there. It's a pretty simple concept.

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Ours face the entire cab area. They've had cases where people had an unapproved pet on board, set off their camera and were forced to get the pet off the truck.

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Fair enough, though my point still stands. If you want privacy go in the sleeper lol. The cab is considered your work area.

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Agreed. Sleeper is your home. Close the curtains and forget the thing is there.

This whole argument to me raises one simple question every time it comes up.

What do you have to hide?? If it's simply a "privacy" issue, cover the camera with curtains or a hat or whatever, case closed.

But people keep going on about it which leads to the assumption that there is something more going on.

Do you ever have private conversations? Talk about things you would rather some stranger or you boss not be privy to?

Good grief. What is this world coming to?

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.

Paul J.'s Comment
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The camera faces the driver's seat. If you are sitting there, you have no reasonable expectation of privacy. If you want privacy, go into the sleeper berth. The camera does not face there. It's a pretty simple concept.

You obviously have no experience with them. The camera has a very wide view. The entire inside of the cab, and I presume (since i drive a daycab) whatever the curtains allow in view of the sleeper berth are recorded.

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.

miracleofmagick's Comment
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Do you ever have private conversations? Talk about things you would rather some stranger or you boss not be privy to?

Good grief. What is this world coming to?

Sure I do, and when I do, they aren't. Now, while I personally do not have one of these cameras as Werner doesn't use them as of now, I do have a student on my truck most of the time. If they are in the front and I close my curtain, the curtain defends the sound enough that they can't hear what I'm saying. Of course, I keep my choice relatively quiet.

That said, if I really want to make sure they don't hear, I take a walk and have said conversation.

Now think about this, you are worried that some random event may occur and cause the camera to record just at the moment you are having this conversation you don't want anyone hearing. Is it possible? Sure, but it's unlikely.

miracleofmagick's Comment
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The camera faces the driver's seat. If you are sitting there, you have no reasonable expectation of privacy. If you want privacy, go into the sleeper berth. The camera does not face there. It's a pretty simple concept.

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You obviously have no experience with them. The camera has a very wide view. The entire inside of the cab, and I presume (since i drive a daycab) whatever the curtains allow in view of the sleeper berth are recorded.

Yes, I was already corrected on that, but as I pointed out at the time, my point still stands. In your sleeper with the curtain closed the camera still can't see you.

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.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Paul J reminds me to

I said the possibility of the camera recording a private moment. Pay attention.

Oh, like here?

The only time the camera may go off at an inappropriate time is when another truck crashes into yours when it's already rockin'. And I'll bet that coincidence won't happen.

Then Paul's question:

Is there nothing you consider private when living in your truck?

Truck living is about as "unprivate" as you can get, short of basic training or prisons. Curtains between the driver area and the bunks are there for a reason.

As for all those other places, of ever a camera is discovered there, that store will be out of business.

One of the first camera discussions here featured a "sky is falling" type personality who just wouldn't give up. Mostly killed the normal discussion.

Anybody making popcorn?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Paul J.'s Comment
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I'm done with this. Sorry to have disturbed you all. Orwell was right. So sad.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Say Hi to Winston Smith. Good night.

Kanelin's Comment
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Sorry, Errol. Already ate all the popcorn...

But I'm gonna add this to the list, along with politics and religion.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Sorry, Errol. Already ate all the popcorn...

But I'm gonna add this to the list, along with politics and religion.

... and Owner/Operator!

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