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Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Cameras inside facing road and cameras on mirrors facing back side of truck.

I wonder how long before most companies install driver facing cameras. As with forward facing cameras, I bet it helps with their overall insurance rates. If they all do it nobody except O/Os will be able to get away from them.

When I drove I never had them but I wouldn't have been annoyed by them either. Now, if they had audio recording capabilities I would've been toast.

Posted:  8 months, 1 week ago

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Just a funny trucking picture to brighten your day

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Shouldn't it read 'wasn't for you'?

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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How to get my application approved for truck driving school.

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What does your driving, work and criminal history look like?

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My criminal and driving history are clear. My work history is solid except for a seven or eight ish month gap this year.

I was actually asking Victor. But you did offer him some solid advice so thanks for that.

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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How to get my application approved for truck driving school.

What does your driving, work and criminal history look like?

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Flatbed Tow truck operator Looking to become trucker

I started with Maverick in their refrigerated division. Three years later they discontinued that division and are now basically flatbed only.

I chose to find something refrigerated and local that had me home everyday and did not persue a flatbed career with them.

However, if you're ok with flatbed I highly recommend them. You will get excellent training and decent pay from the start. And their equipment is not old junk.

https://www.maverickusa.com/driving-jobs/cdl-sponsorship-program/

Posted:  9 months ago

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Forward radar blocked?!?!

The only time mine hasn't worked is during pouring rain or if snow builds up on it. I think it is a useful tool. I like being able to see how fast I'm closing in on the vehicle in front of me.

Posted:  9 months, 3 weeks ago

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Not taking students from my area? Trying to get training.

Oops, I misread your post. You being from Southern NM is the issue. I don't know what to tell you. Contact all the comlanies you can until you find one that accepts your home location. Hope you find one.

Posted:  9 months, 3 weeks ago

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Not taking students from my area? Trying to get training.

Go to a company from another area. They pay for travel to their facility and will either house you or pay for a motel while you attend training. At least that was my experience.

Posted:  9 months, 3 weeks ago

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Knight: Driver-Facing Cameras?

At Marten Transportation we had a company app that had to be downloaded onto our personal phones. I know, requiring someone to use their own phone for company business is a whole other can of worms.

Anyway, this app had gps, I think, built in and if it sensed you were moving you could not use it. That could be an idea for operating phones in general while driving. If it senses you're driving it could only take texting/calling commands using hands-free only.

Of course, there would need to be a way to bypass it for passengers but for a solo driver it'd be good.

We've all seen the way texting drivers operate. They go too fast or too slow and swerve as bad as a drunk driver. Anytime I see a rear end or single vehicle accident I automatically assume texting was involved.

Technology like that could reduce the need for companies to use driver facing cameras.

Posted:  9 months, 3 weeks ago

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Knight: Driver-Facing Cameras?

Never been in a truck with driver facing cameras but, even the forward facing cameras busted drivers on their phones in the reflection from the windshield.

Heck, one guy was even busted when the reflection caught him pleasuring himself and watching porn when an incident happened. Bet all kinds of stuff is going on all the time.

If they only look at the cameras when an incident happens I don't have an issue with it. It saves them a ton on insurance and, in return, can mean pay increases for the drivers. It can also weed out drivers that do the wrong things.

If they monitor the driver facing cameras just any time they want I wouldn't care for that. The idea of them using audio recorders in my truck would be a nightmare scenario IMO. I've been known to make some really off color comments when drivers around me are driving crazily or texting and causing issues.

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