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Rearward facing cameras for backup

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Pianoman's Comment
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I'll tell you what would happen with a backup camera. People would focus too hard on watching that screen and would forget to check their mirrors and everything around their cab. Instead of backing into things with the back of the trailer they would be turning into things with the front of their trailer or their tractor.

Exactly!

Even without a backup camera, I had my first accident last year because I was so focused on my trailer while backing I forgot to watch the FRONT of my truck. Put a screen in the cab to watch the back and that's ALL you're gonna look at. Not to go on a tangent here, but that's also part of the reason I don't use a gps anymore--that screen in the cab distracts me from what's going on outside the cab. For some reason, LED screens act like a magnet for our eyes.

Another point is that people don't usually hit stuff head on with the back of the trailer. It's usually the corners that make contact, but those won't even be in view of the camera.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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