SWIFT In Cab Cameras

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Attila's Comment
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Just watched a video where SWIFT is going to install dash and in cab cameras on all trucks in 3 phases over the next 18 months. It's official now, not just rumors.

I really like this new path I have chosen. I'm good at it and was looking forward to doing it for a long time ahead. This new revelation has drastically changed my perception. Sure I can hop to another company that does not have this tech YET, but it will probably be inevitable in most carriers down the line.

I have had some awful things happen to me out here and they never got me down. This, however, has changed that. I'm going to cut it short before I say things I regret. Take it easy and watch your ass now more than ever.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
The Persian Conversion's Comment
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Dash cam I can understand. I'm actually thinking of getting one myself once I get my truck. I have no intention of doing anything illegal on the road (speeding, tailgating, etc.), but I am concerned about stupid drivers or scam artists, which is why I want to protect myself.

In-cab cameras though? Wow. That's a little out of bounds in my opinion. What are they hoping to see? Drivers picking their noses and wiping it on the seat? Will there be one in the sleeper berth too?

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

Attila's Comment
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I have no problems with outside cameras, wish they would install a 360° system around my truck. In cab is drawing the line.

icecold24k's Comment
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I agree with you 100%. I understand the reasoning behind it and can see where they are coming from, however from a driver perspective I find this a huge invasion of privacy. Your truck is basically your home and being watched constantly is a really uncomfortable situation and it is just a strange feeling knowing your every move could be watched and criticized.

I know they are concerned with drivers being distracted and doing things like texting and driving but they need to look into other ways to prevent this. I am so against a driver cam constantly watching me and monitoring my every single move.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I don't buy it. I think we need to see some actual proof besides you stating that you watched a video. Maybe a QC message? A Swift safety video? I need actual proof before I throw Swift under the bus.

Attila's Comment
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Take my word for it Daniel, in the next couple of days others Swifties will be on here saying the same thing. They were very detailed. Hell give me a min and I will post a **** of the video explaining the phases. I like SWIFT, have been promoting and backing them for 8 months on this site. This is bad though, I may as welk go back to the office if this becomes main stream, which it probably will just like the qualcomms did in the 90's.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
The Persian Conversion's Comment
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I like SWIFT, have been promoting and backing them for 8 months on this site.

"Joined Us: 5 months, 3 weeks ago"

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Attila's Comment
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Been with Swift since July, not just here but trucker report too. Don't really care WTF the disbelieves think. You will know in a couple days. This sealed the deal with SWIFT and me. They are no longer a long term prospect for me. I want all the new hires to be aware of this before going into the academy. I would never have joined SWIFT knowing this.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jason B.'s Comment
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That's terrible. I agree with dash cam ones. Actually would save drivers money cause it's something they we all should have to protect ourselves. But in cab cameras? That is just terrible and an invasion of privacy. These are truckers homes.

The Persian Conversion's Comment
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Been with Swift since July, not just here but trucker report too. Don't really care WTF the disbelieves think. You will know in a couple days. This sealed the deal with SWIFT and me. They are no longer a long term prospect for me. I want all the new hires to be aware of this before going into the academy. I would never have joined SWIFT knowing this.

I'm just teasing, I believe you. Based on everything I've ever heard about Swift, there is no doubt in my mind they would do something like this.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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