Having a video dash cam recording of the road outside and the cab inside provides fleet managers with numerous benefits, including assistance in court cases. The footage can also help insurance companies in the event of an accident.
One main reason fleets incorporate dash cams is because court cases are all too common involving collisions with tractor trailers and other heavy vehicles. Video evidence helps expedite investigations and exonerate innocent drivers.
Trucks have to carry $750,000 to $5 million insurance depending on the type of freight, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requirements. In 42 percent of truck crashes, according to the Lawsuit Info Center, settlements exceeded the minimum insurance.
A truck dash cam is the best way to protect your drivers from unfair claims and penalties, as well as reduce insurance rates, speed up claims, and incentivize safe driving. A truck dash cam is different than a video dash cam that was created for non-commercial passenger vehicles. A truck dash cam offers a wide-angle lens that records in high definition and offers complete views from a truck cab.
Following an accident, a video dash cam will automatically upload footage of the incident to a secure cloud server. Within five minutes of a mishap, a fleet manager or owner can download and send video files to law enforcement and insurance companies.
Video dash cam evidence tells the whole story of what took place on the road, making it a tool that can lower the cost of insurance claims and lead to an improvement in driver safety. Many of TrackNet’s customers report a 30-50 percent reduction in accidents and reduces the cost of claims by roughly half.