Dashboard cameras are becoming more and more popular in today’s trucking industry. You can go on YouTube and find a plethora of entertaining and shocking videos from around the world. Many use them for insurance purposes to protect themselves from fraudulent claims.
Truckers no doubt use them for the same reason. Sure, when they bunker down for the night they might have loads of entertaining footage to also keep them occupied but bottom line: the camera is for safety and insurance.
We found an article here on Truck News that discusses Dash Cams.
In the article it mentions a driver was stopped by a US agent who told him he wasn’t allowed to record crossing or agents. Truckers have no problem abiding by the rules but there doesn’t seem to be any rules or guidelines regarding this new technology. If agents can’t come to a consensus on the rules this can lead to delays and issues at the borders if agents think drivers aren’t abiding by the rules.
It seems that Canada’s border agency has come to a decision: “CBSA replied quickly, indicating there are no rules against filming border crossings or Customs agents, as long as it doesn’t interfere with the agent’s ability to do their job.” But the American counterpart has yet to establish it’s position.
And just because….