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Swift, nation’s third-largest fleet, implementing driver-facing, forward-facing cameras in all trucks

Swift, the U.S.’ third largest carrier, will be outfitting its more than 6,000 company-owned trucks with Lytx DriveCam systems, which include forward-facing and driver-facing cameras that record and upload video clips before and after events like hard braking and swerving.

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Preferred pricing from Canal Insurance with dual-camera-system use

Lytx announced it has signed an agreement with Canal Insurance Company to offer the Lytx DriveCam Program to insureds in exchange for preferred insurance rates.

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What has your smartphone replaced?

An online seminar with BigRoad's Terry Frey yields new insights on the question in the title. What's your answer?

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PDA Xpress designed to speed up accident appraisals

Property Damage Appraisers, a national network of vehicle damage appraisers, has launched PDA Xpress, a solution designed to turn customers’ smartphones into fast easy-to-use estimate tools that lighten adjusters’ workloads and help manage estimates. The company says PDA Xpress increases efficiency, decreases cycle time and helps adjusters close claims quicker, making it suitable for commercial heavy-duty and medium-duty trucks and trailers, as well as other heavy equipment. PDA says that in cases where extensive damage occurs and ...

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Video witnesses: Honoring the privacy bargain with drivers

Privacy worries over dual road- and driver-facing video systems in trucks are being mitigated, makers say, by a bargain with drivers to be "minimally invasive." More on systems' utility for small fleets in Part 2 of this feature here.

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Video witnesses: Dual-camera systems making in-roads in fleet trucks

How truck-based cameras are capturing evidence that affects safety and privacy on the road.

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Video systems continue to make inroads among fleets

At the ALK tech summit this week, fleets touted the benefits -- and highlighted the challenges -- of road- and driver-facing in-cab camera systems. Are you running with one? Tell us in the comments here.

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POLL: Is there a video camera in or on your truck?

Independents' use of dash and other camera systems hasn't been uncommon through the years to prove crash fault and increase security. With use of in-cab forward- and driver-facing cams growing among fleets, this poll probes the extent of video use.

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Key fleet challenges demand ‘innovative response’, exec says

J.B. Hunt Senior Vice President Richie Henderson outlined key issues to open the 2014 ALK Transportation Technology Summit in Princeton, N.J., offering some ideas about how communications and other technology will continue to drive "innovative responses" that improve experiences for carriers' drivers and customers.

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Study touts benefits of in-cab camera system with paired driver training

The Lytx company-commissioned analysis conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute showed use of the DriveCam system could potentially reduce commercial-motor-vehicle crashes by as much as a third annually.

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