Crazy Idea.

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Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
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I wish there was a video cable within the trailer electrical line. It hooks into a video camera in the trailer to a small in cab monitor so we could watch the unloading/loading process for a feel of how long we're going to be sitting. Meh.....

Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
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And also you could use it to make sure your load isn't shifting to cover any safety issues.

Andy F.'s Comment
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Also I was thinking that a cable like that could hook to a rear view camera to help out with difficult backing situations.

Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
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Also I was thinking that a cable like that could hook to a rear view camera to help out with difficult backing situations.

Like a wide angle camera centrally mounted just above the doors. It could wirelessly transmit the video feed maybe. Just run of the electric cable. But my company brags about having thousands of trailers. Doubt they'd ever take on that investment.

Andy F.'s Comment
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Starting with a new company today. Very small. The owner said my tractor as well as my trailer will be permanently assigned. The cameras are pretty inexpensice. I just might try to rig it up myself. Would be less expensive than another "rookie" accident. Lol.

Old School's Comment
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If you ignore your mirrors and only pay attention to that camera you are going to find yourself making a "rookie mistake." Many times those rookie backing mistakes are made with the side of the trailer, not the back.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
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If you ignore your mirrors and only pay attention to that camera you are going to find yourself making a "rookie mistake." Many times those rookie backing mistakes are made with the side of the trailer, not the back.

I read someone on here giving a tip on backing saying watch the tandems. I've done that the last couple times getting lined up while being and adjusting my steering based on the tandems , I love that bit of advice. Works GREAT. My original idea was just so we could monitor loading/unloading progress.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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I read someone on here giving a tip on backing saying watch the tandems.

That was me!

So glad it helped you!

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
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That was me!

So glad it helped you!

Lol, awesome. Thanks for the tip. I have to give credit where it's due!

Andy F.'s Comment
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My rookie mistake was forging to check my mirror. Lesson kearned.

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