It’s the end of a busy day on the road for one of your drivers. After signaling and safely merging into the righthand lane, he’s ready to take the next exit and head home to enjoy time with his family.
Before reaching the exit, however, a speeding minivan darts in front and immediately slams on the brakes. The driver tries to avoid impact, but it’s too late.
Accidents like these happen on the road almost every day. At Kincaid Insurance Group, we recommend trucking companies take a serious look at implementing dash cam software. Here’s why.
What is a Dash Cam?
Dash cams are video recording devices that are installed into vehicles—in this case, commercial trucks—for the purpose of collecting information about specific events.
Front-facing dash cams are primarily used to collect footage of accidents, such as the one mentioned above. Instead of relying exclusively on driver and eye witness testimony, insurance adjusters can access an unbiased source of evidence when working on claims. Depending on the provider, dash cams usually capture footage just before and after the accident.
Inward-facing dash cams provide transparency into what the driver was doing just before and after the accident. Was the driver texting or changing the radio channel? Was he driving while distracted? Inward-facing dash cams offer additional context, especially when dealing with an accident.
Reducing Risk with Dash Cam Technology
When properly utilized, dash cams can help trucking fleets and truck drivers protect themselves from erroneous claims made by other drivers. And, in today’s litigious environment, trucking companies need all the support they can get.
Interested in learning more about dash cam technology for your trucking business? Kincaid Insurance Group has teamed up with Motive (formerly KeepTruckin), a cloud-based provider of fleet management software.
Contact us to learn more about this tool.