With nearly 305 billion miles traveled by commercial trucks last year, it's only natural some problems arose. However, there are many tools you can implement to help reduce the number of problems your drivers face. From driver cams to logbooks, there are many ways to feel secure as a commercial truck owner. It's no secret that commercial truck drivers aren't comfortable with change. However, if you explain to them how these changes can also benefit them, you won't meet as much pushback. Are you looking to work with your drivers to improve their safety? Here are 3 privacy tips that will make your life and your drivers' lives much easier. 1. Driver Cams A driver cam is a camera system that takes video recording of the person driving your vehicle. This tool is likely to face the most pushback from your employees. Many truck drivers believe driver cams are an invasion of their privacy. After all, most drivers eat, sleep, and live in their trucks for long periods. However, installing an inward-facing vehicle camera in your trucks is completely legal in the United States. Not only is it legal, but some insurance companies will reward you for doing it. They don't work exactly how you'd think, either. Driver-facing cams often only turn on when hard braking, excessive turning, or major acceleration are detected. Explain to your wary employees how this feature benefits them. It can clear up any accident that wasn't caused by their negligence. In some cases, it can even protect a driver from vehicle theft by deterring the robber. It's important to highlight these points to get your employees on board with an inward-facing truck camera. 2. Dash Cams Dash cams are less likely to receive pushback, but you may hear a complaint or two from employees. In the end, if your employees practice safe driving, a truck camera system on their dash shouldn't be an issue. Dash cams capture everything that's happening on the road. A dual dash cam system will record everything in front of and behind the truck. TrackNet brand dual dash cams come with GPS location reporting that can ultimately exonerate your drivers from any fault in the event of an accident that wasn't caused by them. You can even watch live feeds from any truck of your choice for the ultimate fleet tracking experience. Dash cams help you as an owner determine who is driving safely and who needs a refresher on safe driving. They can also help your drivers know where they can improve their driving skills. 3. Logbooks Logbooks are key to protecting your trucks and your drivers. They prevent your drivers from over-working themselves and causing harm to themselves and others on the road. Make sure you monitor logbooks closely. Keeping track of your employees' hours can help you see trends and keep your drivers from sleeping on the job and causing a wreck. Final Thoughts Now you have 3 good privacy tips to help you as a commercial truck owner. Now it's time to implement the driver cam, dash cams, and logbooks to protect your business. TrackNet is committed to keeping your drivers safe. Give us a call or send us an email and we'll be happy to use our technology to improve your business.