dashcams

Ali Cetin presents ‘Why I have a dash camera’

Toronto, Ontario-based local trucker Ali Cetin compiled this collection of evidence of just why the operator runs with a dashcam in all his company's trucks.

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DriverTech’s ELD-dashcam combo unit

DriverTech announced the launch of the DT4000 Rev 7, an onboard communications device platform that comes with Electronic Logging Device capabilities and a front-facing dash camera to capture critical event video, among other features.

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Monty Hale presents ‘Smile, you’re on dashcam!’

This collection of "greatest hits" among on-highway observations comes from the dash cam of Monty Hale.

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Real American Trucker presents ‘A 360+’ in snow on U.S. 30 in Wyo.

"Following a snowplow on a foggy, ice-covered road" near Kemmerer, Wyo., as you'll see in the vid, an SUV coming up from behind the truck was unable to stop and does a full 360, and then some, right in front of the rig.

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Howard Salmon presents ‘Oops, wrong way’

As Salmon is approaching a left turn into an onramp, an oncoming pickup driver turned left as if to enter the highway himself. Too bad, as Salmon notes, the pickup driver was "going the wrong way on an off-ramp."

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Lester Slow presents ‘Trucking with crazy’

This reader's son helped edit this collection of clips captured at various locations around the United States. What do they have in common? Drivers behaving badly, Slow says.

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Fighting tickets

There is more than one way to skin the cat when it comes to fighting tickets. While more than four in 10 Overdrive readers say they have seen success contesting a ticket without employing a lawyer to help, interviews reveal a different pattern: The biggest success is seen when legal help is involved.

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Philip Kuffner presents a trio of vids to file under ‘on-highway follies’

Always "an adventure" out on the road, isn't it? Overdrive reader Philip Kuffner offered up these three vids from his dashcam as plenty evidence.

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Thursday round-up: Supply chain mandating ELDs?, Wal-Mart moving toward cab cameras, nolo contendere for operator

Reporting out of Arkansas: Wal-Mart's private fleet begins to test in-cab camera systems. Howard Salmon pleas out from under a following-too-close citation. And: one regular reader calls foul on the notion that brokers/shippers will require ELDs in contracts for exempt truckers post-mandate.

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‘Close call’ with Colin Young and his dashcam outside metro Denver

SB on I-25, "headed into the Denver Metro area," after another tractor-trailer passed Young, an impatient motorist "going too fast nearly wrecked while making an unsafe lane change."

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