Dash Cams

#1
Anyone successfully put in dash cams in their trucks that are worth the investment? Even those that are not worth the investment. We were given suggestions from our drivers that they feel dash cams would be a good thing to be added into the trucks. It takes out the 3 sides to every story scenario that many deal with.

Just going through some trials with the Trackem truck tracking and so far seems to be a good fit for us. Only 1 truck hooked up so far. So far GPS seems to be good, and we are exploring shortly the possibility of adding elogs to the fleet. Just a small fleet of less than 20 trucks and currently only a handful go across to the US.

Thanks.
 

snafu

Active Member
#2
I went with the Garmin 35 with a 64gb SD card. That gives plenty of room for video.
Quality is excellent in my opinion.
Now that's a forward facing camera only.

I WILL NOT drive a truck for anyone that installs a driver facing camera under any circumstances. If it comes to it , I'm done with the industry. That will be mine and many's line in the sand.
 
#3
Anyone successfully put in dash cams in their trucks that are worth the investment? Even those that are not worth the investment. We were given suggestions from our drivers that they feel dash cams would be a good thing to be added into the trucks. It takes out the 3 sides to every story scenario that many deal with.

Just going through some trials with the Trackem truck tracking and so far seems to be a good fit for us. Only 1 truck hooked up so far. So far GPS seems to be good, and we are exploring shortly the possibility of adding elogs to the fleet. Just a small fleet of less than 20 trucks and currently only a handful go across to the US.

Thanks.
A couple drivers have dashcams of their own, but nothing company provided yet here. I would also like to get into these as there have been many claims where I'm sure it would have helped me.

Also, we've been using the Trackem system for monitoring our trucks for several years now. It's been very helpful and their staff are great.
 
#4
Well, I'm using my cameras for about 7-8 years already in the truck and personal car.
Went through a few different models.
All were good for their times of use. Now looking for one ( reasonable priced) with two additional cameras, so I can cover driver and passenger sides ( rear view).
Once, when I offered to cop to look at my dashcam record, he refused, saying he might see something he wouldn't like...Go figure.
But he took my side, eh..
Go for it guys, no regrets.
 

Michael Ludwig

Well-Known Member
#5
At the risk of sounding like a broken record ... since everyone knows I'm entrenched in Peoplenet technology ... You have got to check out their Video Intelligence system. The system comprises of up to 4 cameras. One facing forward from the windshield, one off of each fender mirror pointing backwards, and a 4th either facing the driver inside the cab or on the very back of the unit facing directly behind. You can use any combination of these that you please, from one single camera up to all 4. Now, here's where the good stuff comes in ... instead of loop recording to a micro SD card in the camera, the system sends the video to a PVR ... same as on your TV at home ... and that PVR is armed with up to 4 micro SD cards that will hold a total of 220 hours worth of video before it starts to loop. In the meantime, the system is also sending that video to Peoplenet's cloud. In the event of an incident, you have access to that video, from your desk, within 90 seconds of the incident taking place. Cost is about $1,100 per unit for a 1 camera system and the monthly fee is $20.00 per truck. My first 2 units are on their way as we speak.
https://www.peoplenetonline.com/products/safety-compliance/video-intelligence/
Have a look. Even if you don't want to afford it, you will certainly be impressed :)
EDIT: I forgot the part about you see a virtual truck dashboard on your office computer when you review the video, so you know exactly what the truck was doing when the incident occurred.
 
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bubba-one

Site Supporter
#6
We have the Ausdom A261 dash cam in 1/2 our trucks, great picture, it can record in HD, easy to work, very similar to the garmin. Just getting ready to order more for the other half of the fleet
 
#7
I have had the 4 camera system from Windshield Cam for several years now.
Found it to be a good product, however, more importantly for me, the customer service I have received from Ron has been exceptional!
 

lowmiler88

Site Supporter
#8
We have the Peoplenet forward facing camera in all our trucks and no need to explain about them as Mr Ludwig did a great job. I will tell you how they already paid for themselves in 1 incident, our driver was going thru Ohio and veered out of his lane hitting a car beside him car spun in front of the truck got pushed down the road and luckily just minor bumps and bruises. The way it would have went before cameras would be driver denies he's at fault and we back him up 100% get into a pissing match and lawyers get involved. We saw immediately it was our drivers fault got hold of the owner of the car and paid about 7K for probably a 2K car and have a full release signed ending the whole situation in a matter of days. My best guess is it would have been settled for 35 to 40K had lawyers been involved.
 

Michael Ludwig

Well-Known Member
#9
Jackpot ... score one for the dash cams. That is exactly what our insurance company said about accidents where we are at fault ... they want to be able to get way out in front of it, long before the ambulance chasers get there.
 

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