Driver Cams

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Jodi 's Comment
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Just curious how many companies use these cameras to watch the drivers. Do they watch you the hole time your behind the wheel? I'm going to Crete carrier. Does anyone know if they use them? I'm not concerned with them seeing me breaking rules cause I generally follow company policy pretty closely. Just seems it would be a little awkward having someone sit in a office and watch me that closely all day. My current employer has cameras all over our shops so being watched is no Biggie but to have one pointed right at my face for 11 hours seems awkward.

Jeff G.'s Comment
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Most companys who use them are to watch outside of the truck. I dont know of anyone who have cams to watch u in side of the truck.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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The driver cams are not on a live feed. They are designed to only record 10 or so seconds before and after an incident, and then upload/send it to the Safety dept.

The Breeze's Comment
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I work for Swift. I have one in my truck. It watches the road and me, it records on a ten second loop. It only sends footage off to Swift during a critical event (swerve, hard braking, excessively not maintaining your lane, or bumping a dock or coupling too hard, or if you have an accident, you can also manually get it to record). My company allows me to cover up the inside camera when I'm not driving, so I don't really care. But I think drivers should prepare themselves because it's coming, but as long as you're doing what your supposed to be doing and you're okay with cameras already I wouldn't let it sway you on who you want to work for. At the end of the day just call the companies you're interested in and ask about it, plenty of drivers have just as many questions as you do, a recruiter should be happy to answer them.

Dan

Buster's Buddy's Comment
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Con-Way/XPO installs one for your first 4-6 months as a solo driver. As mentioned it only sends footage during a critical event. They specifically state this is to help coach new drivers.

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