Got Tired Of Phone Calls

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crazy rebel's Comment
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After some disgruntled 4 wheelers in va last month calling my company giving false reports for their own stupidity I went and bought a dash cam. I got the 4 sight from a t/a works good will keep ya updated on progress of it.

Ryan S.'s Comment
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Haha nice!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey, that's an awesome idea. If I were still out there driving today you can be 100% positive I'd have at least one camera looking out the windshield and possibly another out the passenger side. It's the best way to protect yourself from being found at-fault for something crazy someone else did. Not to mention, if you find anyone driving real erratically or aggressively you would have the evidence on tape.

But protecting yourself is what it's all about. Smart move.

Jason C.'s Comment
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Smart, added to my memory bank

Nighttrain03's Comment
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Great idea, I can see how this would come in handy.

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Pebbles (Juelma N)'s Comment
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I am gonna have to remember that. thank-you-2.gif

Hockey_Dreamer's Comment
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I remember when I was a rookie driver somebody called my company and told them I was going 80mph in the New Jersey Turnpike. Well here is how it went:

1. Company trucks are governed at 60mph. Even if I had the pedal to the floor the truck would not pass 63mph especially in flat ground like the NJTP is.

2. I was not driving at the time the caller said I was. And there were logs to prove it.

If it was recently, now that I own my truck then there is a difference, I can go at whatever speed I'd like but I really don't go pass 60mph, 63mph is pushing it. Diesel is anything but cheap.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I remember when I was a rookie driver somebody called my company and told them I was going 80mph in the New Jersey Turnpike. Well here is how it went:

1. Company trucks are governed at 60mph. Even if I had the pedal to the floor the truck would not pass 63mph especially in flat ground like the NJTP is.

2. I was not driving at the time the caller said I was. And there were logs to prove it.

If it was recently, now that I own my truck then there is a difference, I can go at whatever speed I'd like but I really don't go pass 60mph, 63mph is pushing it. Diesel is anything but cheap.

I used to have my own truck till I decided I was smarter than that.smile.gif

Actually my 2nd lease was done.The extra money was nice but the fuel expense was stupid. I averaged 7.4 mpg and was able to make money with the fuel surcharge over and beyound the price we were charged but still it hurt havng to pay 500 to 600 at each fuel stop.

Steve Marshall's Comment
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What kind of Camera did you get and does it have enough memory to record a complete day of driving. I suppose if nothing eventful happened you could record over top of what you did but how would that protect you if someone complained a few daays later, or your company didnt tell you about it for a few days. I was thinking of getting one too, but want to get one that can record a long time. Any thoughts. confused.gif

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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What kind of Camera did you get and does it have enough memory to record a complete day of driving. I suppose if nothing eventful happened you could record over top of what you did but how would that protect you if someone complained a few daays later, or your company didnt tell you about it for a few days. I was thinking of getting one too, but want to get one that can record a long time. Any thoughts. confused.gif

The thing is this....what if they call in next week or next month or two months down the road? Nothing is fool proof. The only thing you can do is the best you can. The cam i had while in my truck (and the one i recorded all my youtube vids with) was a camcorder from walmart. Worked great and recorded 14 hours of video before it started recording over the old stuff. Basically if nothing happens that is notable for that day then you can erase the footage or record over it. and if something does happen just upload it to a computer at the end of the day and keep it for awhile.

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