Which Companies Have Driver Facing Cameras?

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Noob_Driver's Comment
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Millis has them. Inward and outer facing with audio recording. Ive triggered mine alot only once for a hard brake while bobtailing. I had a leak in a suspenaion airbag that only appeared on extra heavy beer loads and my suspension bags would empty out and Id find myself bouncing all over until i pumped my brakes to engage the compressor. Usually on I70 and 65 in Indiana.

We had a driver claim his tire just blew a few weeks ago but the roadside tech found rim damage and suspension damage and low a behold there was a critical event that caught him rolling a curb at a good clip.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Jrod's Comment
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The idea that inward or outward facing cameras can make any driver safer is, at the very least, laughable. They serve only one purpose and that is to deal with liability and lawsuits. A way for insurance companies to push liability off to somewhere else.

Inward - I pretty much agree. Outward? You're crazy. I have seen it save multiple drivers just here in our little 80 truck company! Lots of bad drivers and scam artists and insurance fraud schemers out there. The trucker is going to be assumed to be at fault unless you can prove otherwise. Get involved in accident with injuries without a camera, and see how your job prospects go from there.

Dash cams save jobs, save careers, but since they are typically used after the fact, I won't say, save lives.

Amber L.'s Comment
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Us Xpress doesn't have cameras facing in but they do have a microphone that records the same 8seconds when an incident occurs, so they can hear if you were talking on the phone or something else.

Errol V.'s Comment
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You know, a lot of drivers hate these inward cameras as an invasion of privacy. Two points against that: even though the cameras are continuously recording, that's only so that they can have the 8 seconds before a triggering event; and if you're doing your job correctly, you shouldn't worry anyway*.

But a really good argument in favor of the driver cameras is to protect your hiney in court. When the lawyer wants to accuse you of not paying attention, that argument goes away when they view the tape.

*Yes, I got caught eating Oreos while driving and was called on the carpet for that.

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