Driver Facing Cameras

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G-Town's Comment
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Aubrey observes:

That is an instance where maybe the camera would make him pay attention to the road and driving.

Maybe...or show his company evidence of chronic unsafe driving behavior. It’s illegal for CDL driver to text or hold a phone while operating a CMV. Hands-free okay, hands-on, NOT okay. Most cameras are linked to the DriveWyze systems. Frequent lane departures will trigger an uploadable event.

Exactly why I advocate this technology...to get drivers as described OFF the road. They’re a menace.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards
Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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G-Town-

I agree it's not the camera who is at fault. It's drivers that want to do their bad habits on the road. Presently California has a policy that you get a ticket without hands free driving but no points given, but it's coming to get points from it. But still not the point of this discussion. It's distracted driving that causes the most of the incidents on the road.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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JoAnne-

No bad hair days for you! LOL

JoAnne EC's Comment
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JoAnne-

No bad hair days for you! LOL

LOL - I'll try rofl-3.gif

JoAnne EC's Comment
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Raptor, if you have a social media link (that you don't mind sharing), I'd love to follow your adventures there too! =)

Michael B.'s Comment
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My truck has front and inward facing camera but I have a piece of tape on the inward facing. There is also audio recording in the cab. I had a following too close incident on the 12th, I watched the video and listened to the radio from that event. I just had another video show up today for a hard breaking event. I watched the video and I was sitting still doing a tug test. The first one I'm guilty of, I believe I was going to pass a car so I got "passing" close. Today's video hopefully they will view it before calling me and erase it but again, audio was there too. About three hours ago I was on cruise at 40 mph and the truck crash avoidance system hit the brakes HARD with nothing in front of me but a car in the left turn lane turning, I'm waiting to see if that one shows up too. I really am a safe driver...really!!! Dont ya believe me? Lmao

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

JoAnne EC's Comment
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About three hours ago I was on cruise at 40 mph and the truck crash avoidance system hit the brakes HARD with nothing in front of me but a car in the left turn lane turning, I'm waiting to see if that one shows up too.

WTH? That sounds awful!!

G-Town's Comment
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Michael B wrote:

About three hours ago I was on cruise at 40 mph and the truck crash avoidance system hit the brakes HARD with nothing in front of me but a car in the left turn lane turning, I'm waiting to see if that one shows up too.

It might.

If said car was in front of you at first and slowed down to move into the left lane the system sensed your approach speed was too fast and or your following distance was too close.

Secondly if your cruise control was off it would have never happened. It sounds like you were in traffic on a local and/or secondary perhaps with moderate traffic. Is there really a need for cruise in this situation? I suggest rethinking that approach. At least a 3rd of my time is driving on local roads and secondaries with cross traffic and turning lanes, with moderate to heavy traffic. I never use cruise on those type of roads and absolutely never under those conditions.

And the in-cab facing cameras instalkef in Swift trucks were disabled over a year ago.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Michael B.'s Comment
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Michael B wrote:

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About three hours ago I was on cruise at 40 mph and the truck crash avoidance system hit the brakes HARD with nothing in front of me but a car in the left turn lane turning, I'm waiting to see if that one shows up too.

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It might.

If said car was in front of you at first and slowed down to move into the left lane the system sensed your approach speed was too fast and or your following distance was too close.

Secondly if your cruise control was off it would have never happened. It sounds like you were in traffic on a local and/or secondary perhaps with moderate traffic. Is there really a need for cruise in this situation? I suggest rethinking that approach. At least a 3rd of my time is driving on local roads and secondaries with cross traffic and turning lanes, with moderate to heavy traffic. I never use cruise on those type of roads and absolutely never under those conditions.

And the in-cab facing cameras instalkef in Swift trucks were disabled over a year ago.

It was on a two lane in Toledo Or. With very very light traffic. The car wasn't in front of me, he was already sitting, stopped in the turning lane as I approached him. He was waiting for a truck coming towards him/us to pass. I dont know that using the cruise control was so much necessary but under the very light traffic conditions at the time with very few turning lanes and even fewer vehicles turning along the road (pretty rural area GP pulpwood) there was no reason not to use it. The cruise helps maintain an acceptable speed on the downhill stretches without having to brake too often or overwork the engine brake,. It was just one of those fantom readings these cascadias are known for. Kinda like the breaking event it detected today as I was sitting still doing a tug test on my trailer.

I was also told about the disconnect on the inward facing but the tape was already there when I got the truck so I just left it there 😉 but the in cab microphone is still working although it's supposed to only record during a triggering event.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

G-Town's Comment
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Not trying to argue with you Michael, but not a proponent of using cruise on a road as described. Besides at 40mph you can easily control the truck descending a short grade with the jake on low or medium setting. Drive the truck.

To reiterate the situation you described would not have occurred if cruise was off. Given that situation your natural tendency would have been to take your foot off the throttle.

Approaching an intersection...? Seriously not a good idea to approach and go through it with cruise control on. In addition drop your speed a bit before you go through it...too many bad things can happen. Defensive driving. Like I said I make a living running NE Region secondaries and know how-to stay out of trouble.

Take it for what it’s worth, trying to help you.

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