In this day and age there aren’t many tools more important to a truck driver’s livelihood than a dash cam.
Professional drivers see it all — fits of road rage, dangerous driving, careless lane changes, and everything in between. When an accident occurs, not having video evidence to defend yourself, can lead to a loss of earnings, a hit to your driving record, or worse — loss of freedom.
So we decided to make it easy for you and hand pick some of the best dash cams for truck drivers on the market in 2017.
Our selections come from a combination of reader feedback, online reviews, and hands on-experience. Check out our picks below.
What’s good about it: A solid camera from a respected name. In addition to taking great HD footage, the Garmin Dash Cam 35 also has some unique features that make it worth while, such as red light and speed camera warnings and an incident detection sensor that will automatically save footage before, during, and after the moment of impact.
What’s good about it: Do you haul to Phoenix in summer? If so, at $150, the Vantrue OnDash R2 might work for you. It offers an optical glass lens that resists dust and heat, which could be helpful when driving in locations that experience such issues.
The Vantrue OnDash R2 also offers what Digital Trends describes as “excellent night vision.” So if you regularly drive at night, this dash cam could be very helpful.
In addition, this dash cam covers a 170-degree area, providing a wide range of coverage.
What people are saying: According to Digital Trends, “the LK-7950 churns out crystal clear footage for hours on end without needing to overlap old video.” This could be beneficial to truckers given the long hours on the road.
The Lukas LK-7950 WD even includes features such as GPS, remote calibration via mobile app, built-in speed readings and more. If you want a dash cam with plenty of features, keep this one in mind.