Dash Cams

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Chappy's Comment
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So I've had a couple drivers tell me I should get a dash cam for when I go OTR , I was curious how many of you run one, and what kind of equipment do you run? Thanks

Chappy

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.

James R.'s Comment
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I use one, and recently had an incident where i used the video too. However i'll just send you a video of someone elses since i don't publish that video.

be sure to play the video on highest quality. video

here's the link to buy it. amazon link

James R.'s Comment
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Oh and as a follow up, the video was so good i was able to pull the information about the company and the truck number off the side door of the truck as it passed by me in the video. I agreed with the company not to show that video anymore though. It does have one downside. The incident marking is very dull. If you have an event you want to record that just happened, and you press the button but it just started a new video 1 second ago, it will only save the new, current, video stream. You'll pretty much have to stop and take the video off the card, or turn off the camera within a few hours to make sure you don't lose previous files if you know you need them but it didn't save them properly.

Chappy's Comment
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Thanks a lot bud

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Oh and as a follow up, the video was so good i was able to pull the information about the company and the truck number off the side door of the truck as it passed by me in the video. I agreed with the company not to show that video anymore though. It does have one downside. The incident marking is very dull. If you have an event you want to record that just happened, and you press the button but it just started a new video 1 second ago, it will only save the new, current, video stream. You'll pretty much have to stop and take the video off the card, or turn off the camera within a few hours to make sure you don't lose previous files if you know you need them but it didn't save them properly.

I was one who was able to see the video, before he took it down. I will be bugging one of these as well. I was very impressed.

Newbie78inpa J.'s Comment
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I would say it's probably the most important thing to buy in my opinion and i'm not even a truck driver yet. If you get loads going to NYC or pretty much anywhere in the northeast it's a must.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Having a dash cam is one of the best things you can do for yourself as a driver - it might help you keep your job. I think I have the Garmin 20. I had to buy another memory card that is bigger in order to run HD continuously without re-writing as frequently.

Just the other week a driver from our company used her dash cam to prove her innocence in an accident.

's Comment
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I have two. One fore each side of the truck. Two lenses per. One fisheye and one normal. I keep the fisheyes forward and the normal lenses on the dot mirrors. This allows me to record everything around my truck except directly behind the trailer.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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I have two. One fore each side of the truck. Two lenses per. One fisheye and one normal. I keep the fisheyes forward and the normal lenses on the dot mirrors. This allows me to record everything around my truck except directly behind the trailer.

That's quite the set up. No one better mess around with you! :)

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I have two. One fore each side of the truck. Two lenses per. One fisheye and one normal. I keep the fisheyes forward and the normal lenses on the dot mirrors. This allows me to record everything around my truck except directly behind the trailer.

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That's quite the set up. No one better mess around with you! :)

That is a great idea, I may have to do that too.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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