Question On Our Event Cameras?

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Junkyard Dog's Comment
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So I was loading in Detroit today and another one of my company's trucks pulled into the receivers yard. He was a young guy, less experienced than me, and I've only been driving 8 months solo. He came up and asked me to take a look at his truck. He was at a truck stop yesterday and while he was inside eating somebody obviously backed into the side of his cab. You could see the indentation broke the sleeper window out. He told me when he got back into the truck he noticed the incident camera went off and his belongings were tossed around in the sleeper. This happened at night so he didn't even notice the side of his truck was dented. Didn't realize it until he noticed the sleeper window broken. No one left a note so my question is what is the range of the camera? And if this happened at night would this catch a picture of the truck involved? We use a third-party company that reviews the incidents. I asked him if he contacted our safety director and he said yes he said he took pictures Etc. Any idea guys and gals on the radius of these cameras? And the clarity of these cameras at night?

Splitter's Comment
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So I was loading in Detroit today and another one of my company's trucks pulled into the receivers yard. He was a young guy, less experienced than me, and I've only been driving 8 months solo. He came up and asked me to take a look at his truck. He was at a truck stop yesterday and while he was inside eating somebody obviously backed into the side of his cab. You could see the indentation broke the sleeper window out. He told me when he got back into the truck he noticed the incident camera went off and his belongings were tossed around in the sleeper. This happened at night so he didn't even notice the side of his truck was dented. Didn't realize it until he noticed the sleeper window broken. No one left a note so my question is what is the range of the camera? And if this happened at night would this catch a picture of the truck involved? We use a third-party company that reviews the incidents. I asked him if he contacted our safety director and he said yes he said he took pictures Etc. Any idea guys and gals on the radius of these cameras? And the clarity of these cameras at night?

It all depends on the make & model. We don't have company issue dashcams & still haven't gotten around to buying one. The good ones are crazy expensive. I have $200 in pilot/FJ points but that's for my RM 740 GPS. smile.gif

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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You would have to ask your company. There are different options they can pay for. As long as he notified safety and did whatever they said he should be OK.

PackRat's Comment
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Here’s my good one that wasn’t crazy expensive. Around $240 from the Iowa 80.

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Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I know the young driver will be alright but I hope we catch whoever did the hit and run. What a jackass to do that.

Splitter's Comment
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Here’s my good one that wasn’t crazy expensive. Around $240 from the Iowa 80.

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That's a sick set up!! Three cams in one. Definitely getting that one.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Here’s my good one that wasn’t crazy expensive. Around $240 from the Iowa 80.

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That's a sick set up!! Three cams in one. Definitely getting that one.

It's great (thanks again PackRat). I think I am going for 4 cams when I get a truck.

1 will face forward, one down each side and the forth will get the inexpensive upgrade to the switch which will allow the driver to turn off the LEDS (if necessary) to eliminate glare and reflections. It will be about $400 and I am convinced worth every penny!

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