SmartDrive Question

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Davy A.'s Comment
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I'll ask my DM or DDM, but wondering til then if anyone has experience with the Smart Drive unit. I got a yellow exclamation point that came on during hard braking to catch a quick yellow light. The issue is that it stayed on for over a week. In fact it's still on.

I told my DM when it happened and that it was a judgement call, I stopped safely and would make the same choice again, he was unconcerned and said it didn't even show up. My smart drive score is still zero.

It did go off once and then came back on during that week while I was coupling to a trailer. I read that it remains on until it uploads footage...I've been to 3 different terminals in that week and have seen the WiFi connect.

Not too big of a deal, just curious about it.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
PackRat's Comment
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If this is showing on your Zonar, try turning it off for a restart. This may clear it out from the visual display.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Old School's Comment
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This is actually on his camera. It will clear itself out eventually.

Davy A.'s Comment
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This is actually on his camera. It will clear itself out eventually.

On the camera, nothing on the Zonar. I figured it would go away eventually but just wasn't sure😃. I'll see if it's still there on Tuesday, been off since Thursday night.

Davy A.'s Comment
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*I've been off since Thursday night

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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PJ's Comment
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Reading this I feel stupid. Never heard on any of it. Guess I better keep my okd equipment😱

Davy A.'s Comment
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Reading this I feel stupid. Never heard on any of it. Guess I better keep my okd equipment😱

Its our dashcam recorder. Mandatory from the company. It comes on when certain events trigger it, like hard braking, etc. It will record, then upload the recordings to safety department and presumably our DMs for review. I spoke with my DDM (Driver Developer Manager) today, she said dont worry about it. It will go off. As an added side note, It was off after the weekend. It came back on when I coupled to the trailer in the off roading park at Coors this morning, been on ever since lol.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
PackRat's Comment
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Try hitting the manual record activation button. Maybe this will clear it or reset it?

Rob T.'s Comment
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Try hitting the manual record activation button. Maybe this will clear it or reset it?

Thats how it worked with both systems I've used (not smart drive though) There was a button to manually record on each side on the bottom. If you held them in at the same time the light would begin flashing red, go out completely then switch to green. It didn't affect the video being submitted for review but it allowed to me to be aware of any further events that caused it to trigger. This way I can learn from my mistakes in addition to being prepared if safety called me over it.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

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