Drive Cam ... Love It Or Hate It ?

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Philly Boy's Comment
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OK it's been a while since I've been on here . I started driving for Swift now 7 months ago and I'm going to stick it out for the year . Everything has been working out for the most part fairly well and I'm learning a lot . My only issue is the drive cam . At times it's been great on helping me point out my faults but then some times I feeling there nit picking. At one point they were trying to say I was on my but I was using my blue tooth which the company allows. And I'm starting to feel like the cam is used more to punish you than help you. On the flip side if anything were to happen and you did nothing wrong the cam is proof you did nothing wrong. And at times I catch my self looking up at that cam to much. I'm debating on looking for a company with out that cam after a year. That's if there are any out there that don't use it .

G-Town's Comment
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Hey Philly Boy...

I almost hate to respond to this...like a bad penny, keeps coming back. Should be interesting since we have several new members...

Okay...so you are a little more than halfway through your first year. Things seem to be going well, so props for that. You noted good things and bad things about the camera, that's consistent with reality. My suggestion though is to revisit your "feelings" on this at month 11. You'll have additional experience and data points needed to make the right decision and consider everything you want in your career.

My two cents? I have lived with the camera for almost 3 years now, same company you work for. No big deal to me. I barely notice it's there and absolutely do not believe it's used as a petty tool for punishment. Have you been "punished" in some way? If it was triggered and you were doing something unsafe then learn from it. If your only reason for looking elsewhere after your first year is the presence of a camera, I think you could be shorting yourself. It wasn't until I reached my second full year with SWIFT that I realized just how good I have it here...hate to see you miss that by moving with the perception of greener pastures, to a company that doesn't have an in-cab facing camera,...YET.

And Good Grief Man, stop staring at it...it's benign and out of your direct line of sight.

Good luck and continued safe travels.

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