Although truck drivers follow certain safety precautions in their everyday lives, accidents still happen. To help protect truck drivers there are trucking system technologies that every fleet should have on the road. No matter the accident, drive cams for trucks can help protect drivers from liability and keep them out of trouble!

To get started with your search for some of the best drive cams for trucks, here are the pros and cons of 8 different dash cams!

Lytx Drivecam

At TransWood, we use Lytx Drivecam, which is a type of driver-facing camera that monitors the driving of our truckers. For us, this type of dash cam makes sense because we are extremely focused on the safety of our drivers on the road.

Pros:
Cons:
Garmin Dash Cam 55
Pros:
  • Voice controllable
  • Appears small in the windshield
  • High-quality 3.7 megapixel camera with 1440p video capture
  • Forward collision and lane departure warnings plus alerts for nearby red light cameras and speed cameras
  • GPS-enabled with automatic incident detection (G-sensor)
  • Voice control allows you to start/stop audio recording, take a still picture or start/stop the Travelapse video capture feature
Cons:
  • Smartphone app provides limited control
  • With more features it’s more expensive
  • Car power adapter can’t be removed from cable

 

THINKWARE F800 PRO
Pros:
  • Sony Starvis CMOS sensor to provide recording in HD
  • Great night vision in several modes including: Time Lapse, Motion Detection and Impact Detection.
  • Offers a Mobile viewer, ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) for Lane Departure, Front Collision and other safety warnings.
  • Supports up to a 128Gb memory card
Cons:
  • More expensive

 

STREET GUARDIAN SG9665GC
Pros:
  • Records up to 30FPS in 1080p
  • Outstanding night vision
  • GPS is built in
  • Supports microSD cards for maximum capacity
  • 1 year warranty included
Cons:
  • Short GPS cord
  • Less accommodation on the windscreen

 

WHEELWITNESS HD PRO Plus Dash Cam
Pros:
  • Records up to 2306 x 1286P in HD
  • Superior night vision
  • GPS is built in
  • Available for SD card
Cons:
  • Limited storage on SD card
VANTRUE X1 PRO
Pros:
  • High quality video
  • Great for recording at night
  • Offers 64GB of storage on a SD card
  • 18 month warranty included
Cons:
  • GPS tracking is not included
VAVA Dash Cam VA-CD008
Pros:
Cons:
  • Mount can become loose with any sort of vibration
  • Narrow field of vision for exterior video
Z-Edge Z3 – 1440p Quad HD Dashboard Camera
Pros:
  • Automatic safeguards!
  • G sensor
  • Motion Detection
  • Easy to install
  • Good quality videos
  • Parking surveillance mode
Cons:
  • Unintuitive video protect mode on S3 model
  • Complicated photo capture mode
  • No touch-screen
  • Max 64GB card supported

No matter what you’re focused on, whether it be driver efficiency, automatic safeguards or high quality video; there is a dash cam out there for you!

To keep up with latest and greatest trucking system technologies, use drive cams to monitor your fleets driving and efficiency on the road!

TransWood is committed to protecting the health, safety and security of our employees and independent contractors while minimizing the impact of our operations on the public and the environment where we operate. Please, contact TransWood so we can start serving your hauling freight needs.

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