Technology evolves each and every day, and Dash Cams are pieces of tech that are becoming more and more common inside everyday vehicles. For commercial drivers and the average driver alike, Dash Cams can provide a number of benefits, and even make it safer to navigate the roadways. Read on to learn more about their importance on the road and discover the benefits of owning a Dash Cam for your vehicle.
As stated in the name, a Dash Cam is a camera that will record all actions around your vehicle while driving. When accidents happen, the driver at fault may attempt to deflect the blame away from themselves and pin it on the innocent driver. When there is no evidence of what actually happened, these types of situations can be very difficult to decipher. A Dash Cam will provide you with video evidence reassurance of the truth in the event scenarios like this occur. Unfortunately, accidents do happen. Since they are often difficult to recall in detail, having a Dash Cam handy can make this type of situation much easier.
In the physical sense, Dash Cams record accidents, but they also create a stronger sense of accountability for any drivers who are aware of their presence on the road. Those who routinely practice unsafe driving techniques will have to confront their mistakes if they are caught on a Dash Cam. The general idea that someone’s driving is being recorded will often be convincing enough to be safe, smarter, and reevaluate and prevent any unsafe habits.
In terms of driving improvement, those who practice unsafe driving are not the only ones who can learn from the footage taken by a Dash Cam. Being able to watch back footage of your driving is a great way to improve your presence behind the wheel. Dash Cams begin recording when you start driving, so when you’re finished for the day or week, you can sit down and review your footage to see how you drive. You might notice nuances that you hadn’t while on the road, like driving too closely behind or braking too late. The best way to improve upon anything in life is to recognize your weaknesses and build upon them; Dash Cams allow professional drivers to do just that.
Along with providing evidence in case of an accident and helping drivers improve their skills, Dash Cams can serve an important purpose while a car is parked. These cameras can be set to turn on when motion is detected around your vehicle, recording attempted break-ins, vandalism, or hit and run incidents. This added benefit allows drivers to feel safer about leaving their vehicle unattended. This reassurance allows for peace of mind as anything going on around the vehicle will be recorded – and can be later used as evidence to locate the cause of potential damage or wrongdoing.
National Retail Systems, Inc., specializing in industry leading lean logistics, recognizes the importance and value of Dash Cams, which is why our fleet utilizes Lytx Dash Technology. The Lytx DriveCam helps keep our drivers safe, and in turn, helps foster productive behaviors within our fleet by creating a stronger sense of safety. We value our drivers as the true backbone of our 3PL company, and if you are interested in truck driving jobs, we invite you to contact us and learn more about how you can advance your career with National Retail Systems, Inc.
National Retail Systems, Inc. (NRS) includes Keystone Freight Corp. & National Retail Transportation, Inc. (NRT). NRS is an asset based 3PL that has been providing logistics services for the World’s leading retail companies for 60+ years. Our hub locations include: New York & New Jersey; Los Angeles, CA; Inland Empire, CA; Savannah, GA; Columbus, OH; Greensboro, NC; and Baltimore, MD.