If you're a trucker, you'll spend so much time on the road that you'll have seen all sorts of strange, dangerous, and sometimes funny things going on. Did you know there is a way to capture all of these events? Not just to watch back for fun later, but to use in the event of an accident when the footage could come in useful to police. But that's not the only benefit of a truck dashcam. Keep reading as we explore why you should have one on your truck. What Is a Dashcam? A dashcam is a small camera that you mount on the dashboard of your truck. Most dashcams record everything in front of you, and you can access the video via SD card or via an app on your phone thanks to cloud technology. More advanced dashcams will record not just what is ahead of the driver, but all sides of the vehicle. There are all sorts of different dashcams with various features, but let's take a look at the main benefits. 1. Capture Important Events The most common reason for a dashcam installation is to have recordings in the event of an accident. Having footage showing exactly what happened is a powerful piece of evidence and can show exactly who is to blame for an accident. 2. Lower Insurance Costs If you let your fleet insurance or truck insurance company know that you have installed dashcams on your trucks, you're likely to get a discount on your premium. The dashcam provides assurance of evidence, which insurance companies really see the benefit of, because over half of all insurance claims are disputed, at great cost to the insurance provider. 3. Encourage a Safer Fleet A dashcam will make your drivers drive better! Whether consciously or subconsciously, knowing that your driving is being recorded is a sure-fire way to encourage safe driving. Drivers will be less likely to engage in road rage, less likely to perform dangerous maneuvers, and more likely to stick to the speed limit. 4. Use Footage For Training When training new drivers, a dashcam is beneficial in a few ways: \tReviewing the trainee's driving and feeding back where they could improve \tUsing footage of incidents like crashes to train drivers on how to react and respond You could even use the footage for training on night driving, as many cameras on the market have night-vision capabilities. 5. Report Careless or Dangerous Driving Even if there hasn't been an accident, you can still use a dashcam to capture footage of driving that you consider careless or dangerous, and report it to the police. While it's still down to the police whether they do anything about it, it's better for them to have the evidence than not. Find Out About Installing a Truck Dashcam Today If you don't yet have a truck dashcam, or you think it would be beneficial for your fleet to have them installed, get in touch with us to find out what the best dash cam for you could be. If you enjoyed this article, check out the Benefits section of the website to find out even more.