I want to get this out everywhere I can so here is a blog about this camera placement. As you can see, the company could care less about safety.
The driver wrote to me and said the company actually moved the camera down the windshield because drivers were using the visor for its intended purpose. As you can see, they left the glue from where the camera used to be. I don't like them no matter where they are but this is ridiculous. I also did a video about this.
It is way past time that we allow this. It is unsafe. The FMCSA says the bottom edge of the camera can be NO LOWER than 8 inches from the upper edge of the swept area of the windshield wipers. Also, the camera cannot block the view of the driver of traffic, traffic control devices or street signs. Does this look like it blocks any of those things? I give the driver what I would do in the video. Do you have any advice for this driver?
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Hi! Welcome. I'm Mark and I've been a professional truck driver for over 33 years, the last 19 years at the same company. It is time that drivers got paid for every minute that we work and we are treated like the licensed professionals we are.