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Why You Need A Dash Camera For Your Truck

by Beatrice Lambert

Dash cams have become increasingly popular in recent years. There are a few reasons for this, but chief among them is the increased safety and security dash cams provide. If you're a truck driver, there are even more reasons to consider investing in a dash cam. Here are two of the most important ones.

Document Trips for Business Purposes

Dash cam footage can be invaluable for documenting business trips. If you ever need to reference specific details about a trip, dash cam footage can provide that information quickly and easily. The systems record continuously, so you'll always have a detailed history of your trips.

Many trucking jobs require you to provide solid evidence of delivery. A dash cam can be that evidence. If there's ever a dispute about whether or not you delivered a load, the dash cam footage will show.

In addition, these systems can also provide information on the routes taken and any possible shortcuts. This can be helpful for the driver since they can prove to an employer that they're taking the most efficient routes possible.

Capture Footage of Accidents and Collisions

Dash cams can provide crucial evidence in the event of an accident. This footage can be used to determine who was at fault and help insurance companies process claims more quickly. For example, if another driver cuts you off and you get into an accident, dash cam footage can be used to prove that the other driver was at fault.

Some collisions might seem clear-cut, but dash cam footage can often tell a different story. For example, dash cam footage might show that a driver who was accused of running a red light actually had a green light when they entered the intersection. Such footage can then be used to exonerate them if they were wrongfully accused of misconduct on the road.  

Dash cams can also be helpful in the event of a collision with an animal. If you hit a deer or other animal while driving, dash cam footage can be used to prove that the accident wasn't your fault. This can be helpful in avoiding an increase in insurance rates.

In addition, if you're ever involved in a hit-and-run, dash cam footage can be used to identify the other driver for law enforcement to catch them. The footage can also be used to document road rage incidents if another driver is behaving aggressively on the road. Dash cam footage can be used to identify the driver and help law enforcement take appropriate action.

For more information on the benefits of dash camera systems for trucks, contact a company near you.