They are now in the process of placing cameras in every company truck, across the board. These cameras will face both outward, at the road and inward, at you, the driver. I cannot give any positive support for this decision to keep a driver under constant surveillance. It's not fair to expect someone who is supposed to be trusted enough to haul millions of dollars worth of freight to be subjected to the added stress of this intrusion. It does not matter what excuses the executives come up with to justify this. It is not RIGHT.
I have heard everything from "It only activates when there's an event" to "It'll protect the driver (and company) from malicious claims" to "It'll reduce insurance rates" to "If you have nothing to hide..." That last one is particularly offensive to me. If you think your employee has something to hide, you need to get rid of him or her and hire someone you can trust.
Tell ya what, Swift executives: Let me put cameras up all over your house. They'll only activate if there's a loud noise or some other undescribed event to set it off. It's for your own protection, so that if something happens, police and/or fire response will be more rapid and they'll know what to expect when they get there. Don't worry. If you're having particularly boisterous sex with your spouse, the video feed will be deleted...but only after several unidentified "officials" watch it to make sure that's all that's going on. Wouldn't want a prowler-rapist to get away with it, now, would we? Aw, c'mon! You don't have anything to hide, do you?
Oh...privacy? Not my problem.
Nope. Just avoid this company if you don't want a camera in your face all the time. I sure as hell don't.