What Companies Don't Have Driver Facing Cameras?

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Ryan R.'s Comment
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Like I said in the title, what companies don't have driver facing cameras? Does prime? I asked a recruiter, and she hasn't replied yet.

I am willing to put up with one, but I won't if I don't have to. It reflects upon how the company thinks of its drivers. (Criminals.) And it's distracting to be watched.

Eric G.'s Comment
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Yes Prime does. At least for company drivers. However I look at it as a CYA. This way no one can say I wasn't doing my job. Plus it's good for security, should the truck be broken in to.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Here ya go:

Trucking Companies That Use Driver-Facing Cameras

It shows the dates of the last reports we've been told. The companies don't tell us directly. We find out from current drivers. So that's our most recent information.

Swift, we've just been told, no longer has driver facing cameras. They're being deactivated. It's still showing that they're using them on our page but I think it's official and we can update that to "no longer using driver-facing cameras".

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Ryan R.'s Comment
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Wow, thanks a lot, Brett! Perhaps I have to be nicer to swift now.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Yes Prime does. At least for company drivers. However I look at it as a CYA. This way no one can say I wasn't doing my job. Plus it's good for security, should the truck be broken in to.

I'm a company driver at prime and we don't have cameras. If we do they have gotten quite a show in the last 18 mos lol. We do have an outward facing camera that is actually a lane sensor. When we start to drift A rumble noise activates to wake us up. I highly doubt they are the same type of cameras people complain about cause not only do they face the road....but I know a few drivers who cover the lens with paper just to not have the sensor activate. If big brother prime was watching...they'd get caught.

Parrothead66's Comment
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Not that I completely agree with driver facing cameras but........ "It reflects upon how the company thinks of its drivers. (Criminals.)"?? Do all banks, retail stores etc think their employees are criminals? No they have a huge investment involved and will do everything they can to protect it. The camera can save them in many ways....proof of innocence in an accident, if it shows at fault in an accident they can try and get it settled quickly to reduce costs & it can alert them to potential problem drivers.

BQ 's Comment
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Yes Prime does. At least for company drivers. However I look at it as a CYA. This way no one can say I wasn't doing my job. Plus it's good for security, should the truck be broken in to.

What are you talking about Eric? Do you/have you worked for Prime? I currently do, as a company driver and I assure you, there is no camera facing me or anywhere in the cab. Ryan, take your information from actual truck drivers that actually have experience with the company you are asking about. Rainy, Turtle, myself, Miss Miyoshi and now Kori and a few others are good sources for info regarding Prime.

Michael C.'s Comment
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i've been told by recruiters that have come to my truck driving school that they do not have cameras facing you . Thats invasion of privacy that is your HOME away from home ... .. there was 1 ( i recall ) that said they do have cameras in the truck but like previous poster said it faces traffic and some even turn on once going over rumble strips or are always on to record any wrong in the means of say a accident .. Sometimes it will get ya outta trouble but if you did wrong boy better be ready to own up to it and the consequences (termination if it comes to it ) .

Seppo's Comment
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Heartland Express does NOT use driver facing cameras, if you want to update the list. They do have the lane departure system like Prime, as someone mentioned above. It's quite easy to disable but the company will probably term you if they find out.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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i've been told by recruiters that have come to my truck driving school that they do not have cameras facing you . Thats invasion of privacy that is your HOME away from home ... .. there was 1 ( i recall ) that said they do have cameras in the truck but like previous poster said it faces traffic and some even turn on once going over rumble strips or are always on to record any wrong in the means of say a accident .. Sometimes it will get ya outta trouble but if you did wrong boy better be ready to own up to it and the consequences (termination if it comes to it ) .

You have no expectation of privacy in a CMV as you do your home. It is not a residence, it is not your property and even DOT , the company, and the customers have signs saying "all vehicles may be searched". I worked for the USPS...guess what...my personal vehicle could be searched.

We he had this argument so many times. You give up certain rights when taking jobs. As a postal worker I was watched with cameras and directional microphones. If they wanted to listen to my private conversation about my female hormones to my coworker that was on them.

If the truck was my HOME, I would haven't listed on my CDL. Its not.

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  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
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