In Cab Cameras

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  1. Sugarfoot

    Sugarfoot " I'm just a truck driver "

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    Was told by BA last night that the Company will begin to install FORWARD FACING only Cameras beginning the second week of December. They will also record if you are over the posted speed limit and tailgating for an x amount of seconds, Must have GPS system in them.

    Any thoughts, I know other Carriers have these devices.
     
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  2. Hoodock

    Hoodock Well-Known Member

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    GPS = tracking device.
     
  3. G_Hendrix

    G_Hendrix Active Member

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    Been going on at 326 for quite awhile.... also they can find you using the GPS.. and speed limit is being recorded had a driver doing 45 in 35 called in office. Had a incident where driver on a hill at a stop sign didn't completely stop got called in office. Just saying they are using this camera/GPS to what they aren't to use it for so just be where you say you are and cross your I and dot your t's......
     
  4. Sugarfoot

    Sugarfoot " I'm just a truck driver "

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    Interesting, good post.
     
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  5. albag

    albag Pray for peace!

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    Any of the white tractors are GPS enabled.
     
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  6. G_Hendrix

    G_Hendrix Active Member

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    Don't think the road units have cameras, just the cross the line whistle and following to close whistle. Don't believe they have cams yet but the newest truck I see I will ck out.
     
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  7. Skeeter

    Skeeter Well-Known Member

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    I believe if a driver is safe and has good driving habits this is a good thing. It can protect the driver and now days truck drivers need all the help he can get...
     
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  8. G_Hendrix

    G_Hendrix Active Member

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    Sugarfoot, the saying is 326 511 and maybe another terminal is testing different ones and when done they will use the most effective one nation wide. Just what I heard you might want to ask your shop people...
     
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  9. G_Hendrix

    G_Hendrix Active Member

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    What I was told and being used for are far a part. Was told for insurance purposes if in an accident then they have video long story short. But we have had some firings here at 326 evolving these cams. So again make sure you are and was where you were.
     
  10. LEHIGH vALLEY

    LEHIGH vALLEY Well-Known Member

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    What dose the Company hope to gain from this? I mean just how close can they watch someone? How will this affect the Driver knowing that everything he dose is montored by the company? How far is this Company willing to go to see if your wearing a damn seatbelt? Really? What habits do they think they will change in a 30 year employee?
     
  11. G_Hendrix

    G_Hendrix Active Member

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    They are firing people here at 326 Lehigh valley over these things. It's not a fairytale it's actually happening they are locating drivers by GPS and following them.
     
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  12. Keepingon

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  13. bigtruk_us

    bigtruk_us Well-Known Member

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    [Q="G_Hendrix, post: 989995, member: 36689"]They are firing people here at 326 Lehigh valley over these things. It's not a fairytale it's actually happening they are locating drivers by GPS and following them.[/QUOTE]
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  14. G_Hendrix

    G_Hendrix Active Member

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    Our number 1 p&d drivers was actually fired this year with these things and being followed, and yes he's got his job back. But it's the mentally they have right now and it's going to continue. They are a bunch of cowards and with everything we have done to help to be here today seems to piss them off.
     
  15. wongway

    wongway -15% Pay & Broke Pension Fund

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    GPS ???? so does this mean they will know when the "clock-milkmen" are napping or shopping ??? if so this is a good thing ,as they need to get a handle on the "clock-milkers" !!!!:busted:
     
  16. G_Hendrix

    G_Hendrix Active Member

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    To clear things up is we have drivers calling in when delayed for 15 min or more or waiting for assignments using the intermecs or by personal cell phone and no one's answers and goes on for 2 3 or 4 calls. And the yrc police the next day calls you in the next day to question you what you were doing sitting to long.
     
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  17. rollerskater

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    They make you think about what you r doing at all times. Cuts out tail gating, hold your unit straight as possible, etc
     
  18. G_Hendrix

    G_Hendrix Active Member

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    True brother at best aren't you.....
     
  19. Hugh Snynder

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    here's what I was told by a driver that was in a 2 day meeting at company HQ this week.....video is only captured and sent to safety trainers when there is a collision, hard braking, excessive speed, lane departures without a turn signal or following too close for a period of time. (there were a couple of other things he mentioned that I can't recall) Only the safety trainers will be coaching drivers and there will be no disciplinary action taken as a result of videos captured. He's a 20 year driver and said this is a good program that will reduce our accidents. there will not be a camera facing the driver, only the road ahead.
     
  20. rollerskater

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    Will also make you aware of lazy, unsafe, driving habits that we develop sometimes . That we are unwary of.
     
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