As a truck driver, staying safe on the road is the number one priority. Taking every precaution possible can help with safety, including having a dashcam in your truck. Dashcams have become more popular over the past few years in both cars and trucks. Here are a few reasons why we think having a dashcam as a truck driver is a good idea.
Evidence in car accidents
The main reason for using a dashcam as a truck driver is that you have evidence recorded if you get in a car accident. This recording will be your most significant piece of evidence when deciding who is at fault in an accident. Without video evidence, there is a chance the blame can be put on you as a truck driver, even if it wasn’t your fault. Cameras don’t lie.
As a new truck driver, the more training you have, the better. Having experienced truck drivers record the road through a dashcam can show more inexperienced drivers precisely what they will see on the road. Seeing firsthand what it is like behind the wheel adds another piece of training for the newer truck drivers.
Helps prevent insurance fraud
Insurance fraud through car accidents has become increasingly more popular these days. Insurance fraud is when a driver purposely causes an accident or fakes an injury from a car accident to try and get money. With a dashcam, truck drivers can protect themselves from anybody attempting to do this by proving that the accident wasn’t your fault and was purposely caused. This can save you a lot of money!
Protects your truck when you are not around it
Leaving your dashcam on while you are away from your truck or sleeping can also catch any incidents that may happen, such as vandalizing or break-ins. Most dashcams can record even without the engine running. If you return to your truck and find it has been tampered with or damaged, you have proof of who did it on your dashcam.
Report careless drivers
As a truck driver, you spend more hours on the road than the average driver. If you notice a careless driver driving so poorly that they are putting other lives in danger, it is not unreasonable to report it. If you have evidence on your dashcam, it can assist law enforcement. If you don’t have proof, then there is less chance for the driver to receive some form of punishment, because it is just word of mouth.
Having a dashcam on your dashboard can save you many headaches if an incident happens when you need proof. There are many different types of dashcams to consider. Once you decide which one is best for you, we guarantee you will feel safer on the road.