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Timothy L.'s Comment
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Have you encountered any safety problems on the road? I'm wondering if I should get a camera to protect myself

Banks's Comment
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I'm not sure what you mean by safety problems. Generally, I'd say a camera is a tool. Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

FedEx has cameras in their trucks and that's enough for me. They don't prohibit me from mounting cameras of my own, but I don't see the need, but I don't live in my truck.

As for safety, it's not really an issue. Use common sense when determining where you park and do your best to only park in designated spots (sometimes you have to get creative), but other than somebody hitting your truck you should be fine.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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Have you encountered any safety problems on the road? I'm wondering if I should get a camera to protect myself

Dashcams are useful because sometimes drivers are not careful in areas of truck parking, as well as shippers/receivers. Most carriers have outward facing cameras now. If you happen to drive for one that doesn't, a good one can be bought at either a truck stop or online. You can request your company shop to install it or take it to a CB shop for installation. CB shops will charge an installation fee, probably $30 or so.


The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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