How job surveillance is changing trucking in America


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  • Alexis Navarrte
    Alexis Navarrte  1 days back


    • Reno Royce
      Reno Royce  2 days back

      People become driver to escape everyday life of being constantly monitored and micromanaged.... This will become an extreme case of micromanaging as an evasion of privacy. They will be on the clock 24 hours a day

      • Gabrielle Warburton
        Gabrielle Warburton  2 days back

        It could be argued that these devices are needed because they track the truck, if this doesn't happen then high-jackers have more chances which put the products and drivers at risk. What would you prefer to do be in danger of being at gun point or be tracked?

        • KendrixTermina
          KendrixTermina  4 days back

          Note that truckers have some of the highest on the job death/casualty rates - yep, more than soldiers.
          These people deserve respect and good pay/treatment

          • 10000Times
            10000Times  4 days back

            Criminals are treated with more human rights and respect than truckers. Nothing more than statement of fact.

            • Kim Harmantas
              Kim Harmantas  4 days back

              I drove since 1968 recently retired and now under these new laws as soon as you go on duty regardless of how you feel you have to keep going you can't stop an app you can't go with the pace Apollo you are safe to run you can't take naps you have to push yourself even when you're tired because anything you do eats up out of your 14-hour window which is creating a dangerous driver absolutely ridiculous back in the day when we used to keep three log books we were safe for you know why because we drove when we were awake and we took a nap when we were sleepy but now you can't stop and take a nap you can't run according to what you can do some drivers are safe driving for 20 hours and then they stopped and they sleep when I truck in the west coast to Chicago and California and back hauling produce I would drive over 20 hours straight and I was wide awake very alert and then I would stop and sleep for 9 hours that was my body pace and I was safe at that and during the hours I was driving I was able to stop and sleep for 3 hours take a three-hour nap and that wouldn't eat up out of my time it was safe for them to catch each driver can drive according to what they can do no one drivers the same

              • Lennard R.
                Lennard R.  2 weeks back

                Maybe the thing that needs change is paying truckers by driven miles? That leads to dangerous driving!

                • mvlucero38
                  mvlucero38  2 weeks back

                  To be fair, I've worked as dispatcher before, and it is super annoying that some irresponsible truckers report in, say everything is ok, and then we get calls from receivers or brokers asking where the cargo is that was supposed to deliver 4 hours before... when the driver finally picks up he says... oh yeah, I broke down but just called in the shop, it was late yesterday when it happened. I wont make it for the noon appointment this Friday, maybe Monday... Jesus, was it hard to pick up the call? now it turns out the production line is in risk of being held because the parts needed are not there because the driver decided it was too late to call the shop... Really, ELDs are great. Drivers are thinking about their comfort but dont think how any irresponsible behavior from their part might affect the entire chain.
                  Dont get me wrong, there are amazing drivers that provide updates on their own and are always on time and are super responsive and efficient, but most are just rude, uncooperative and hard to work with. In my experience, at least.

                  • snıɹɐɯ
                    snıɹɐɯ  2 weeks back

                    I didnt know the simpsons episode was right

                    • Shawn Walker
                      Shawn Walker  2 weeks back

                      48 years old and still need a babysitter 😭😭😭

                      • Charles Anthony
                        Charles Anthony  2 weeks back

                        That's funny. Funny how paramedics can be driven in to the dirt. Burnt, then tossed out. No laws limit how hard medics can be pushed. No matter how burnt we get.

                        • Charles Colee
                          Charles Colee  3 weeks back

                          Very accurate summary of a problem which, in a nutshell, is incentivized safety versus incentivized productivity.

                          • Robert Skarżyński
                            Robert Skarżyński  4 weeks back

                            Then get education and get a job in actually needed expertise.

                            • gianttigerfilms
                              gianttigerfilms  1 months back

                              Ok so technology is good, application of technology to force workers to work in stressful limiting ways is bad
                              I want tech to help prevent accidents not tech that’s gonna take away our freedom to work as we see fit with how we personally operate. We are not robots

                              • Koshish Sunuwar
                                Koshish Sunuwar  1 months back

                                Where is those AI driven tesla trucks? 😐

                                • Elesia Fasching
                                  Elesia Fasching  1 months back

                                  Wait....why dont they just change it to a maximum of 11 hours (or whatever the max driving time was) in a 24 hour period so the device gives the drivers the freedom/flexibility to stop when they want or need to, and makes sure they arent driving way too many hours. Making them drive consecutive hours makes absolutely no sense, how did no one think of this???

                                  • Jijo Koshy K S Jijo
                                    Jijo Koshy K S Jijo  1 months back

                                    I am an Indian.. and I Iove trucking.. but the trucking here in India is worse than this.. Compared to Indian trucking, you guys are still lucky even in 2019. Because if I am right, the difference between the lifestyles of truckers of both places is huge.. . correct me if I am wrong..also I want to mention that the the trucks are improving here in India nowadays.. manufacturers like Ashok Leyland, Tata, Volvo, Bharatbenz are now making trucks that are almost like European styles .. My dream was to shift to USA, Canada or some European countries and become a truck driver before all these trucks became autonomous sh*ts...

                                    But now seeing this news.. my hopes are slowly fading away..

                                    Also I love to be a train driver, or commercial pilot.. but chances here in India that I become any of this is slim.. ☺☺☺

                                    • Randall Frank
                                      Randall Frank  2 months back

                                      I worked in the local trucking industry for 29 years. Technology, like the ELD & driver fatigue monitors, are being used by trucking companies to protect them from very expensive liabilities caused by poor & tired/sleepy or alcoholic drivers. The old adage that one bad apple spoils the whole bushel is really true. I saw it multiple times, a few bad driver caused accidents can bankrupt a company. Driver jobs will disappear. True, sometimes poor inflexible laws breed mistrust of the new technology, but improvements in driver safety should not be fought by the drivers themselves. Remember the tired/sleepy Walmart truck driver that caused the accident that severely injured the comedian Tracy Morgan and the speeding truck driver that caused the terrible accident in the city of Lakewood Colorado.

                                      • S. Gillespie
                                        S. Gillespie  2 months back

                                        The way many of these truckers feel is how blacks have always been treated. As though they, as human beings, didn't matter.
                                        Also, the trucking, car and manufacturing industries were jobs where mostly white employees could "pad" their hours and be protected by unions but now they're mad because they can't do that anymore. They're being treated like...dare I say minorities.
                                        When you allow other people to be mistreated IT WILL INVARIABLY HAPPEN TO YOU.

                                        • Doctor Games101
                                          Doctor Games101  2 months back

                                          Man vs. real life, not from the movies.

                                          • skipper jim
                                            skipper jim  2 months back

                                            Reason I don’t drive for big companies don’t need to watch me all day

                                            • Jason Kearney
                                              Jason Kearney  2 months back

                                              I worked for many years as a driver in Ireland and Europe. Years later I went back to university. One of my final papers was written about the death of the independence of truck driving. The barrage of technology takes no account of the safety aspect of experienced people doing a job they know well. Experience cannot be legislated for and thus we are now told technology is the lifesaver. What about the experienced men and women now leaving the industry in droves because the job itself has changed beyond comprehension?

                                              • Israel Morales
                                                Israel Morales  2 months back


                                                • Ob Fuscated
                                                  Ob Fuscated  2 months back

                                                  Trucking is a bad job automation should dispose of. Humans tire, feel stress, and require sleep. They can never be truly efficient.

                                                  • Jose Chavez
                                                    Jose Chavez  2 months back

                                                    They want an excuse to pay truckers less. My step father is a trucker and he should be getting paid more than he does because without him and millions like him, the companies don’t get their product.

                                                    • Kevin Bergman
                                                      Kevin Bergman  2 months back

                                                      Am happy with eld keeps companies honest love it, but no driver facing CAMERAS

                                                      • NigelDK
                                                        NigelDK  2 months back

                                                        The ELD is already mandatory in Denmark and the rest of Europe when driving trucks and busses. When driving a bus I use a card with a chip that logs all my driving and work. America seems to always be lacking behind in public technology when compared to Europe and rest of the western world.

                                                        • FREEWILL Farms
                                                          FREEWILL Farms  2 months back

                                                          The American truck driver is the most thankless carrier .
                                                          Automation will end the last of the cowboys.
                                                          No need for parking with a power unit.

                                                          • Rodney Jaynes
                                                            Rodney Jaynes  2 months back

                                                            I quit driving as an owner/operator because of these things. This is obviously a proregulation video. Truck driving as a vocation/job/career is dead.

                                                            • hikurukutai
                                                              hikurukutai  2 months back

                                                              Get with the times guys

                                                              • Peter Yanes Mendez
                                                                Peter Yanes Mendez  2 months back

                                                                Driving trucks has enough pressure as it is. This ELD is adding more unnecessary pressure.

                                                                • VIRGINIA Guy
                                                                  VIRGINIA Guy  2 months back

                                                                  The vest that can detect heart attacks isn't intruding on anyone's privacy.

                                                                  • Searchingforcrosser
                                                                    Searchingforcrosser  2 months back


                                                                    SOCIAL SCIENTISTS' JOB IS TO BRIDGE SOCIETY AND REALITY TO POLICY!

                                                                    • Porter Productions
                                                                      Porter Productions  2 months back

                                                                      Bottom line: These regulation people should be required to ride in a truck for at least one week to really get the feel of a trucker’s life. This would change a lot of things.

                                                                      • hendy zero
                                                                        hendy zero  2 months back

                                                                        Pay by the hour ,that would help a lot

                                                                        • AngelicNmore Morang
                                                                          AngelicNmore Morang  2 months back

                                                                          My coworkers a lot of them used to be truck drivers but now they switched over to driving a shuttle bus.

                                                                          • Dannielle Pollard
                                                                            Dannielle Pollard  2 months back

                                                                            ELD's aren't all bad though. I worked for a company that said don't start your log book till you leave. But we started working 2-4hrs before that. We would sit and wait for the load to be ready and switch trls in the yard in the meantime. A typical day was 14-16 hrs though I had days where I worked 19 with no breaks. I could feel my whole body shaking from being so exhausted by the end of the day. Now companies can't do that.

                                                                            • Mr. Ed
                                                                              Mr. Ed  2 months back

                                                                              I've never driven tired when I was on paper logs. When I was on the ELD, I was EXHAUSTED EVERY DAY

                                                                              • Rick S
                                                                                Rick S  2 months back

                                                                                Mr. Ed all that sitting around

                                                                            • truth seeker
                                                                              truth seeker  2 months back

                                                                              been in UK for last ten years's called microlise they monitor your breaking and acceleration , breaks , driving hours ect. been here years thts why I quit.

                                                                              • RMC Carrillo
                                                                                RMC Carrillo  2 months back

                                                                                Wait.....does that mean we STILL have to "pay" at the gate to unload? Hmmm. Why don't they talk about that as well. Why do companies allow them to "charge" (highway robbery). I herd a driver refused to pay and spoke to the manager....he left the gate...switched loads...on to the next load. Just a thought.

                                                                                • Remy Andre Urne
                                                                                  Remy Andre Urne  2 months back

                                                                                  Ok i like the heart attakk vest

                                                                                  • James Null
                                                                                    James Null  2 months back

                                                                                    Simple, since we have electronic monitoring then make every trucker part of the fair labor like evetyone else, mandate hourly and over time pay, shippers and receivers will stop wasting the drivers time and drivers get paid for all they do.

                                                                                    • Fred Garvin
                                                                                      Fred Garvin  2 months back

                                                                                      Capitalism is awesome!!!

                                                                                      • Xcs3_challenge
                                                                                        Xcs3_challenge  2 months back

                                                                                        It is WITH competition and reasonable governance.

                                                                                    • Jakob Gehmacher
                                                                                      Jakob Gehmacher  2 months back

                                                                                      In Germany there has been a law to limit the driving hours for truck for a long time. The truck drivers in Germany are only allowed to drive 4,5 hours in one piece and then have to make a half hier break before driving the next 4,5hrs. So that means, in Germany truck driver are only allowed to drive a maximum 9hrs a day.

                                                                                      • robert linker
                                                                                        robert linker  2 months back

                                                                                        I went and had my CDL removed because of all the government b.s. I still drive now it just a 26 ft. Box kw hauling UNDER 26001 and it to comes with all the same b.s. why money and time they our EMPLOYEES (government) needs money they STEAL IT FROM THE WORKING FOLKS

                                                                                        • Nelson Swanberg
                                                                                          Nelson Swanberg  2 months back

                                                                                          There is enough data now.

                                                                                          • Monopoly Money Ent Cold Carrier

                                                                                            If we went on strick for a week ... The president would get involved

                                                                                            • Michael Mccoy
                                                                                              Michael Mccoy  3 months back

                                                                                              It's all about someone getting filthy rich...just like the guy that invented the ELD...

                                                                                              • arnold jackson
                                                                                                arnold jackson  3 months back

                                                                                                Thank Werner enterprises. Pioneered use of quail com to keep logged.