Over the past two decades, the number of truck accidents went up 20%, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Preliminary statistics for 2018 show a 3% increase in truck accident fatalities from one year earlier.
Semi-truck accidents cost $20 billion per year in accident settlements, an many fleets end up paying liability claims simply because they cannot prove that their driver was NOT at fault.
Your trucks’ dash cam footage can be powerful evidence in an accident. Driver-facing dashboard cameras reveal the driver’s activities while he was driving and will show if he was engaged in any dangerous practices — driving when drowsy, intoxicated, eating and drinking, texting — at the time of the crash.
Footage from front-facing cameras can show if the trucker was driving too close to another vehicle, made a dangerous lane change, or was negligent when making a wide turn. This information in combination with the data from the black box can help determine how a wreck occured.
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