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Tractor Man's Comment
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I for one, (and alone here, I'm guessing) would love to see an otr driver take this up with a lawyer that specializes in privacy rights. I think it would make a fascinating case.

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Do us a favor. Go find a Lawyer to represent you in this matter. Come back to this Forum and keep us posted. BLAZE THE TRAIL MAN!

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

ChickieMonster's Comment
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I for one, (and alone here, I'm guessing) would love to see an otr driver take this up with a lawyer that specializes in privacy rights. I think it would make a fascinating case.

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Do us a favor. Go find a Lawyer to represent you in this matter. Come back to this Forum and keep us posted. BLAZE THE TRAIL MAN!

Best of luck taking on multiple billion dollar companies who have established evidence proving these are not remote activated or live feed cameras and will tell you upfront how to protect your "privacy."

While you are at it, fight speed governors, HOS laws, and seatbelt usage in CMVs....

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Joe Rayz's Comment
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Oh, by the way - we have a list of companies that have cameras and those that don't. We keep it updated as new information comes in:

Trucking Companies That Use Driver Facing Cameras

Thanks to Brett and Trucking Truth for always keeping us who are in or curious about this industry updated with such great company info!!!!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Driver wrote:

Here is a quote from Benjamin Franklin that I think is appropriate:

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

Wow. Ben Franklin just rolled over in his grave (and so has George Orwell). Driver, you poor misguided soul.

Your Liberty isn't being compromised and neither are your Constitutional rights. I said I was done with this until I saw this mess.

No one is forcing you to continue working for Swift. If you were shackled to your truck and you were deceived into believing your camera was a GPS signal booster, then I think you'd have a significant beef. Everything about this system is fully disclosed in writing. Your continued employment with Swift implies your acceptance of this.

All of your freedoms are intact and not being compromised, you have the freedom and the right not to accept the camera and move on. You can chose to leave.

Your statement about Liberty is an embarrassment to all of the men and women who have fought and lost their lives so you have the freedom to make such a ridiculous statement without fear of persecution.

Have you ever heard of the serenity prayer? Goes like this: God grant me the strength to change the things that I can, accept the things that I can't and the wisdom to know the difference. Think about that Driver...

If you feel that strongly about this, instead of ranting like a raging lunatic, write an email to Richard Stocking, SR VP of Swift and suggest the in-cab facing lens be disabled while you are off-duty or in the sleeper. You can get his email address from your drivers portal through Swift's website. For the record I wrote to him twice about the camera technology, received an email reply and a phone call that lasted about 15 minutes. So please stop with the rogue behavior, be a professional.

This technology is new, and not perfect. It will improve. But make no mistake, it is here to stay because the good, far outweighs the bad. And my Liberty, my rights, and my freedom to chose should not be terminated by some careless trucker who habitually texts while they are driving. Until they hit something and/or kill someone how else are you going to stop them? If you haven't had to take evasive action at 62mph because of such behavior, perhaps, then and only then will you begin to understand why I support this tool.

Good night and be safe.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Tractor Man's Comment
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Errol!

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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I for one, (and alone here, I'm guessing) would love to see an otr driver take this up with a lawyer that specializes in privacy rights. I think it would make a fascinating case.

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Do us a favor. Go find a Lawyer to represent you in this matter. Come back to this Forum and keep us posted. BLAZE THE TRAIL MAN!

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Best of luck taking on multiple billion dollar companies who have established evidence proving these are not remote activated or live feed cameras and will tell you upfront how to protect your "privacy."

While you are at it, fight speed governors, HOS laws, and seatbelt usage in CMVs....

Omg I'm dying

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Isn't that special...? Look, I do this whenever I cannot find an old shoe to gnaw on, besides I need the exercise.

Yeah, thanks Errol, I'll be happy to shut-up about this. Mr. Driver just irritated my last nerve with his weak-a** Ben Franklin "Liberty" comparison.

Mario V.'s Comment
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Man i read all the way to page 7.

so proud!!

Pianoman's Comment
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I hate to being up this thread again, but I thought it was worth noting that we just got a company-wide message from Swift that there will be a new update to the drivecams mid-September. They will have a new "privacy mode"--when the truck shuts off, the inward-facing camera and the mic will deactivate, so there is no any chance of you being recorded when the truck is off. The lights on the DashCam will change to indicate when privacy mode is activated. And as always, you can still out a ball cap over the inward facing camera when off duty if that makes you feel more comfortable.

Looks like Driver won't have to blaze the trail after all!! Haha

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