In this episode, Scott Grandys interviews Flint Holbrook, Founder and CEO of TruckSpy. They talk about AI dashboard cameras, and how they reduce risk and improve overall fleet management.
[00:57] Flint Holbrook’s background and expertise
[03:04] Different types of dash cams
[08:19] Why use AI dash cams for trucks?
[12:28] AI dash cams for protection & safety
[18:26] Focus on building your business
[25:00] Funny moments caught on camera
[30:02] The frog legs story
The primary function of a dashboard camera is to document what happens on the road—just like how we use CCTVs for safety and security. However, not all dash cams are created equal.Devices that rely on SD cards are less reliable because they are unable to store large amounts of footage. Devices that are connected to a cloud are better, but can only serve as backups.
TruckSpy has AI dash cams that not only record what happens, but can also aid in risk assessment. With the help of AI, risky driving behavior can be detected—allowing managers to give feedback to drivers. Coaching can be provided in real time, too!
It’s normal to receive some degree of hesitation from drivers regarding this new technology. AI dash cams may seem invasive at first, but there are limits in place to make sure privacy isn’t breached. It can be especially helpful to aid in road accidents where drivers end up taking the blame. Footage can be used to help drivers improve their skills and to clear them of wrongdoing. Ultimately, AI dash cams are there to protect the driver.
The TruckSpy system affords owners more time to focus on the business side of trucking. Instead of focusing primarily on day-to-day operations, owners can plan and implement business strategies for growth.