Cameras In Trucks

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Kathryn M.'s Comment
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Hey ya'll looking to get back in a truck and heard that most companies have installed cameras. Looking for feed back on how they work and how often they are on and recording. I don't like my picture taken and worry about getting in one of these trucks.

G-Town's Comment
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NEVER bothered me. Event triggered, not a live feed.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Hey ya'll looking to get back in a truck and heard that most companies have installed cameras. Looking for feed back on how they work and how often they are on and recording. I don't like my picture taken and worry about getting in one of these trucks.

America's Most Wanted? (just kidding)

If you search driver facing camera here, you will find a ton of posts on this.

A summary, which I believe to be accurate:

Many companies have turned off the driver facing camera

The camera (front facing) may save your butt in an accident

If the rear facing camera is on, close your curtains for privacy

If the company is trusting you with a half million and up worth of truck, trailer, and cargo, you should probably trust them to keep your info private, and if they didn't, you could likely win a lawsuit.

The cameras record constantly, but only save a clip on an event trigger like hard bump, lane departure, etc. Then it saves a few seconds before and after the event for later examination. The rest is recorded over repeatedly when the memory fills up. This is exactly how my Garmin works, unless I manually save a video or still picture.

Companies may or may not actually review an event, since there may be so may clips to review it isn't cost effective, they may only review when needed. Others can probably (and probably have elsewhere) expand on this.

Most would not let a camera prevent them from taking an otherwise good job.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Cameras consistently record but only save a few seconds before and after what ever event triggers them, which someone at your company or a company they use watches it and determines if it is worth doing anything with. Mine has been triggered but i haven't heard anything from safety as they can be a little sensitive.

There is no live feed, and can not be watched live by anyone.

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