What New Truck Drivers Need To Know About Trucking Companies With Driver-Facing Cameras
Many trucking companies have installed, or are going to install, in-cab cameras that face both the road and the driver.
Typically the cameras are constantly recording in a loop, recording over previous footage until an "incident" occurs, like hard braking or bumping or crashing into something. At that point the 10 seconds, or so, both before and after the incident are saved, the monitoring company will review it and alert your company if necessary, and they will review the footage. They do not otherwise permanently store or continuously monitor recorded footage. There isn't enough bandwidth or storage space on Earth to make that feasible.
More recently, dash cameras were introduced that will trigger in-cab alerts and prompts for incidents such as drifting out of your lane or improper following distances, that could indicate distracted or drowsy driving. These type of incidents could also trigger a safety review with your company.
Trucking companies are depending on the cameras to help reduce their liability in case of a disputed crash, and improve overall safety in regards to things like driver distractions.
What trucking companies are using driver-facing in-cab cameras in at least some of their trucks?
We will keep this list of companies using driver-facing cameras updated as we get new information. Please contact us if you know of a company using them that isn't on our list.
- Arnold, Apr 2016
- Bellavance, Apr 2016
- Boyd Brothers, Apr 2016
- Carroll Fulmer, May 2016
- C.R. England, Apr 2016
- Con-Way Freight/XPO, May 2016
- Crete/Shaffer/Hunt, Apr 2016
- FedEx Ground (contractors), June, 2017
- Marvin Keller, Apr 2016
- McElroy Truck Lines, Aug 2016
- Melton Truck Lines
- Millis Transport, Apr 2016
- NFI, Apr 2016
- Roehl, May 2016
- Saia, May 2016
- Stevens Transport, Apr 2016
- Titan Transfer, Apr 2016
- TMC, Apr 2016
- TransAm, Apr 2016
- Waste Connections, Apr 2016
- WEL Companies May, 2016
What trucking companies are NOT using driver-facing in-cab cameras?
We will update our list of companies that are reportedly not using driver-facing cameras as new information comes in. Please contact us with any additions or corrections.
- Averitt, Apr 2016
- Celadon, Apr 2016
- Heartland Express, April 2017
- Interstate Distributor, Apr 2016
- Jones Brothers, Apr 2016
- Knight Transportation, Apr 2016
- May Trucking, May 2016
- Old Dominion Freight Line, Apr 2016
- PAM Transport
- Prime, Apr 2016
- Schneider, Apr 2016
- Swift, Mar 2017
- Sygma, Apr 2016
- Transport America, May 2016
- Walsh Trucking, Apr 2016
- Werner, Apr 2016
- Western Express, Apr 2016
- West Side Transport, May 2016