CFI And Cameras

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Chuck B.'s Comment
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I can see the reason for the forward facing cameras, however they don't activate until there's an involvement into the accident which is already in progress. It doesn't show what lead up to the accident which means by the time you have already made a hard brake, you're already on the person's bumper, I think that would still be debatable.

I would have to (and I do now) install my own dash cam which is on all the time. Not only dash cam but also cams that mount to the side mirrors. I knkw why the driver facing cameras are installed, or I realize the company's reasoning behind it, but it would still be a no for me.

After all, how many drivers quit because of these "driver facing cameras" which lead up to the company removing them. It's just not something I would ever agree with. I will never trust a camera lens pointing at my face whether it's on or not.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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CFI doesn't care if you cover it. If I thought mine was on, I would drive with a finger up my nose. With my curtain closed at night it's blocked. The cameras are a non issue to me.

I don't have many hard breaks because I pay attention and keep a good following distance.

When I had a tractor trailer cut a hard right, in front of me, across 2 lanes of traffic and stop, I was able to break hard yet in control. Unfortunately, it did not set off the camera. There were two cars between me and the knucklehead. That he stayed upright and nobody wrecked was a miracle.

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Chuck B.'s Comment
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Maybe I'll give them another call. I hear good things about them, just don't like a camera on me... perhaps I'm just camera shy. I'm going to CDL school in a couple of weeks and will be looking. Things I'm looking for is no touch freight and coast to coast runs.

How long is driver training? I drove for shaffer for 4 years but that was 12 years ago and I never renewed my CDL which is why I'm going back to school.

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Chuck B.'s Comment
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But then again, starting pay for new drivers is pretty sad. Even the detention pay is very low. When I got off the truck w/shaffer back in 2009 I was making .44 per mile. I can start now as a new driver for the same .44 and work my way up from there.

After 10 years with CFI you're making .51 per mile?

Turtle's Comment
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I can see the reason for the forward facing cameras, however they don't activate until there's an involvement into the accident which is already in progress. It doesn't show what lead up to the accident

One thing about forward facing cameras:

When triggered due to an event, they actually save the footage from 8, 10, 12, or more seconds before the event occurred, and several seconds after the event as well. The footage will clearly show what led to the event.

So if a driver cut in front of you and jammed on the brakes, triggering an event, the camera will show you were not at fault.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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At CFI pay has gone up over the past few years.

I don't remember where students start at. By the end of one year you should be at the start below. These could go up again.

Also, they will send you to school on their dime.

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Chuck B.'s Comment
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Called a recruiter today. He said I would start out at .38 per mile once I'm on my own. I got an offer to start out at .44 once I'm on my own.

At CFI pay has gone up over the past few years.

I don't remember where students start at. By the end of one year you should be at the start below. These could go up again.

Also, they will send you to school on their dime.

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Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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That goes up fairly quick.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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A CFI driver was saved by the company Dashcam in her truck.

The camera caught the pickup truck come from the left and swerve into her bumper. The pickup driver fell asleep at the wheel.

Our driver and company were saved by that camera.

Kerry L.'s Comment
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A CFI driver was saved by the company Dashcam in her truck.

The camera caught the pickup truck come from the left and swerve into her bumper. The pickup driver fell asleep at the wheel.

Our driver and company were saved by that camera.

I think it's crazy just how much drivers are against the cameras when it really can be a career-saver. I guess if a company has the booger picker camera on all the time, that would be a bit bothersome. But, like I have read from you and other sources, it's not like that at all. To me, it seems like CDI is absolutely doing it right.

Great information and insight.

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