Dashcam Regulations In Each State

Navigating the rules about dashcams can be tricky, especially when it comes to the differences in state laws. As you’ll see, some states have very specific guidelines while others are quite open. As a rule of thumb, always make sure that a dashcam does not obstruct the driver’s view. While we have tried to keep this guide brief and accurate, this does not represent legal advice. Read More

Webinar: Tackling distracted driving with smart technology.

Smartphone-based distraction is a growing menace on our roads and highways. In 2019 over 3000 people were killed and an additional 424,000 people injured in vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers, according to an NHTSA report. Join this webinar to learn how the smart technology from SafeDrivePod can reduce distracted driving accidents, by blocking cell phone usage while driving.
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Is There a Future For OTR Truck Drivers?

Trucking – one of the largest industries in the United States – is poised for major changes which will affect millions of jobs. Driverless trucks, or “driver out” trucking as some call it, are forcing a redefinition of the long-haul trucking industry. This technological unemployment will affect many trucking households. Read More

Distracted truck driver causes accident captured by dash cam.

Truck Dash Cam Shows Distracted Driving Crash

A fleet truck driver in the United Kingdom was recently jailed for crashing into the rear of a vehicle on a highway that resulted in serious injury to its three occupants. (1) The driver was discovered to have been texting while driving just before the incident, which dash cam footage installed into the truck was able to show. Read More

How to Eliminate Fleet Fuel Fraud

An ex-employee for the city of Shreveport, Louisiana was recently sentenced to spend two-and-half years in federal prison for committing fraud by using city credit cards to illegally purchase gasoline. 1  This instance of fuel fraud took place over two years – from September 2017 to October 2019 – before the former employee was arrested for his crimes, which amounted totally to more than $400,000 of illegal fuel purchases. Read More

Off-Road Heavy Construction Equipment GPS Tracking Growing

64% of trucking fleets are currently using a GPS fleet tracking solution in their organization. Adoption of fleet tracking is estimated at less than 20% among construction company fleets. This is surprising since some 80% of heavy equipment produced for the American market comes equipped with telematics. Dozens of OEM’s in the United States are trying to sell their hardware and software to the off-highway heavy equipment industry and its fleet managers. The data generated by telematics is increasingly useful to fleet managers. Read More

Keeping Construction Workers Safe From Vehicle Crashes

Approximately 60% of construction firms that work on highways reported experiencing vehicles crashing into their work zones, according to new data collected from a survey from the Associated General Contractors of America and HCSS. Compare this to the same survey in 2017 where 44% reported motor vehicle crash incidents in their construction work zones. Despite ongoing efforts to curb dangerous driving actions, these behaviors are still rampant and are making the work of construction companies more dangerous and difficult than it already is. Read More

What is the Legality of Fleet Dashcams?

With the prevalence of technology recording everything from conversations, website traffic, locations, photos, and video, the right to privacy in America has taken on a new meaning. Laws written for a more analog era are now being applied to technologies that blur the line between private and public life. This has reignited the debate about Americans’ protections against the harmful use of this new type of information gathering. Read More