How good are you at driving? Even the most cautious drivers can still benefit from mounting a dashcam in their truck cabin. Whether you are a newcomer to the trucking industry, or you’re a veteran looking for ways to stay sharp after years on the road, here is some advice that every operator can follow!
Easy Theft Protection
A dashcam is easy to install, and it provides a simple layer of defense against thieves. Although most thieves will want to break into your truck and attempt to steal or damage your cargo, sometimes they are in the mood for other kinds of mischief. What does this mean? Well, maybe they only want to vandalize your truck or slash the tires, leaving it inoperable or embarrassing to do so. You’ve also got to keep your eyes open for other untrustworthy drivers out there. While you might be trying to make an honest living, not everyone out there is just as honest. Fraud protection is a bigger deal than you might think, especially if you are responsible for overseeing a fleet of trucks. Accidents happen, as do incidents of road rage, but with a dashcam onboard hopefully they won’t be blamed on you when you weren’t at fault. In other words, having a dashcam equipped can help protect you, your truck, and your trucking company.
Save Important Video Footage
Likewise, dashboard cameras can help you save important video footage for future reference. Having a video can help you prove to authorities – whether the law or your superiors – if accidents were orchestrated or staged instead of being the result of bad luck or carelessness. Accidents can hold you back in your trucking career, either preventing you from advancing or getting a new job after leaving your current employer. This can make beginners more nervous than they need to be, and driving anxiety can also lead to accidents.
The loss of a trucking license is a potential consequence that no driver should have to worry about when they’re trying their best to run their routes. Being deprived of a license would make it virtually impossible to be hired anywhere else. In short, everyone in your organization can benefit from having one, no matter where they are headed.
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