It's coming!!! Dashboard cameras to a tractor near you. Will this be as bad as the scorecard or worse? The Pilot program is in effect currently. Cameras will be outward facing forward to capture your driving. Who is it to protect or put blame on?
Currently you are not allowed to have your own personal dash cam with you. Why? Because it's your video. Control needs to be with the company. Cameras will be on all the time. Every triggered event will require a review of the footage.
Outward facing cameras now but we all can see the future. Is there a plan to have a camera mounted facing the driver also? We see this as a way to remove all liability off the company and onto the driver. Accidents , incidents and hard braking will be reviewed. How many reviews before suspension, critical or termination?
Even the best drivers will trigger a review as a 4 wheeler cuts in front of them and hard braking is applied. This could easily be reviewed as tailgating. Language in a contract to protect you, sounds pretty good right about now. Don't you think? Do something about it before it's too late. Sign a card and get involved. Protect your livelihood !!!