Car video camera (dash cam) installed inside of car running on highway with blurred background of highway road, looking from perspective of the driver. Concept of safety camera for car protection, technology for safety Are you a fleet manager looking into the benefits of installing a truck camera? Dashcams are becoming more and more common on the road, to the point that many drivers see them as a necessity. This is quickly becoming the case in commercial cases too. There are a number of benefits to having a truck camera, including reduced insurance premiums and the ability to monitor your drivers while they are working. Before we talk about these benefits, let's take a look at the different types of truck camera system. Types of Truck Camera Dual Dash Camera A dual dash camera system provides front and rear cameras. This setup will provide sufficient footage in most cases of accidents or attempts at insurance fraud. Having only a forward-facing camera can be a frustration for companies who have invested in a camera system, only to be left with no evidence if an accident happens from behind. 360 Degree Cameras An even more comprehensive setup will cover all angles of the vehicle, which ensures that accidents from any direction are recorded. Driver Cameras A driver cam is an option that, unlike the others is more suited for commercial use rather than personal use. They monitor your drivers' activity while they are working - we'll look at why this may be useful as one of our reasons to invest in a truck camera. 3 Reasons to Invest in a Truck Camera Today Reduced Insurance Premiums The most obvious, and biggest advantage of installing a truck camera system is the fact that insurance premiums will be reduced. Insurance companies look for as much evidence as possible in an accident and so if your fleet has cameras installed, the chances of a driver being incorrectly blamed for an accident are decreased massively. As there is less risk involved for the insurer, they will reward you with a reduced premium. The Ability to Monitor Drivers at Work Driver-facing cameras may seem like an unnecessary addition to a fleet camera setup, but they can provide valuable data to a company regarding driver behavior. While these cameras may be unpopular with drivers who feel that they no longer have the "freedom of the road", they are often set to only activate in the case of an accident. Another feature of a truck camera system is the ability to use GPS tracking. For large vehicles, this can be incredibly helpful in routing drivers. Avoiding roadworks and bridges can save time and fuel. Companies may also use recorded footage for training purposes. This can help prevent similar incidents from happening in the future. Prevent Insurance Fraud Since the introduction of dashboard cameras, we have seen countless attempts at insurance fraud. From pedestrians diving in front of slow-moving vehicles to cars slamming on their brakes in front of large trucks. The addition of a truck camera system removes all risk of being incorrectly accused of causing an accident and is therefore an invaluable asset to your fleet. Protect Your Assets Installing a truck camera system in your fleet is a small price to pay when you take into account the potential savings you are making. Nobody wants to be in the position where they wish they had installed a camera in the case of an accident or a fraudulent insurance claim. Check out TrackNet's fleet management solutions and invest today.