Security camera's on dock

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  1. 145'er 4 life

    145'er 4 life New Member

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    this just in, we hear some terminals have full hd camera's installed that can see and look "live" into trailers and onto the dock. We got word we will be getting them here soon.. What are people's opinion
     
  2. Boilerpeddle

    Boilerpeddle Drawing found in trailer

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    They have them at 050.
    Never had any discipline exclusively from their use. They did use them to prove a case once. But they somehow fell into disrepair when a brother got his pickup broken into right in from of that same camera that watches the walk in gate. We just had another brothers truck broken into this week.
    Supposedly someone from off site has used them to call out guys standing around. It really is up to how malicious and diligent the local management is at using them.
     
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  3. shrink wrap

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    Too late now. They were voted in in the last contract
    You know, the one nobody bothered to fully read
     
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  4. SAC75

    SAC75 Well-Known Member

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    You know almost no one read the contract. When our paychecks started coming on friday almost everone was freaking out saying,"we never voted for that!" And the part where they can fire you with no coaberation, sure I spelled that wrong, but you get the point. Needless givebacks with nothing in return was what we got.
     
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  5. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have heard that installing cameras on the dock(s) causes an instant but temporary bump in productivity and that using them for discipline is a rare occasion (if ever).
     
  6. grovercxl

    grovercxl HUH?

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    I think if I knew it was high definition, I would be sure to scratch my butt every time I walked into a trailer... Gotta look good on camera!
     
  7. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    All scratch, no sniff?
     
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  8. grovercxl

    grovercxl HUH?

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    OH, hell no!
     
  9. GO40

    GO40 Banned

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    Heard were getting them. Now they wonder why everyone is so negative about ABF, city fleet is a rolling junk yard & same forklifts are there for at least 9 years and are constantly broke & they spend money on cameras....
     
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  10. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Last, bag standing

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    The company cannot just install security cameras, along with the proper signs, letting people know the property is under surveillance ?
     
  11. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't see what they expect to gain from putting cameras on our little docks where we have no problems to start with. No theft, no sleeping out there, what do they expect to gain? They're self insured so it's not like they expect to earn savings on insurance bills. :shrug:
     
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  12. SAC75

    SAC75 Well-Known Member

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    Our new ABF contract lets them use camera's now to fire people. Our great union showing its disdain for its pesky members I guess.
     
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  13. sabresfan

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    Look at it this way. They wouldn't spend the money to install all these cameras if they were thinking of closing. Sysco has cameras everywhere. They can watch me pick my nose or scratch and sniff. Especially sniff.
     
  14. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    Next time do what the kid did in Caddyshack. They started a betting pool based on what he was gonna do with his 'bugger'. Not saying you should do the same, but hey , make it look real for the camera.
     
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  15. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    These are the things good You-Tube videos are made of......
    Looks like I'll have to start wearing my "Gay Nazis For Jesus" hat on the dock....... guaranteed to offend everyone.
    If I'm going to be on video, ........then I'm definitely going to offend everyone.....

    Scratch, sniff......and taste......
     
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    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    "Gay Nazis For Jesus" Not that is funny. Send that to Larry in Nebraska. I bet he will use it.
     
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    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    Had to get a new hat......"Nuke The Whales".....was so '1980's"........
     
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  18. iam4us

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    And you would be surprised what those ELDs can do in the linehaul trucks. Makes cameras no big deal.
     
  19. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    Hey , they are drastically intent on driving away every potential new hire........Constant surveillance in the name of "safety".....

    "If you got nothing to hide, then you shouldn't worry about the surveillance...."

    Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin would be proud........if they weren't burning in Hell.......
     
  20. 145'er 4 life

    145'er 4 life New Member

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    I know they are pushing the fact of lost freight or misplaced freight is the issue but really losing all that much over mis loaded freight?? Always seem to happen during hv.
     

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