The Best Dash Cam for Truckers, Fleet, and Commercial Drivers

Best Dash Cam For Trucks

HD Video – Proof It Wasn’t Your Fault!

If you’re looking for the best dash cam for truckers because you live on the road driving 24×7. 

And driving from state to state in all types of weather and road conditions is what you do.

Or you’re searching for fleet dash cameras, then we might be able to help you out…

Listen, we understand, when some idiot in a small car or motorcycle pulls out in front of your rig from a blind spot it’s your word against theirs…unless you have video.

Truck Dashboard Camera systemsWide Angle Recording

Whether you drive big trucks, buses, or any other commercial fleet vehicle wouldn’t it be great to have a camera rolling when something happens?

Look, it’s not fair how high insurance rates are and you can’t afford higher rates.

Think about all the close calls you’ve already had this week…

Dash Cameras for Truckers

A dash cam is worth the investment. And though major US insurance companies may not give you a discount for having one, they will use the video to defend paying out a claim if you have the accident recorded.

Fleet Dash Cameras

Many truckers and commercial fleet owners have learned about the benefits of having a dash cam. 

Now they even mount a dash camera in their personal pickups and cars.

That’s right, as professionals, they’re not taking any chances when they’re on the busy road – even when driving their own POV.

Let’s make this easy for you to decide which camera is best for you…

The best dash cam for truckers and commercial drivers is the one that’s mounted and turned on, even a cheap camera’s video stands up in court better than nothing.

Semi Truck Camera SystemHow do I pick truck dashboard camera systems?

  • Record More Details, you may not need a dual-lens kit with front and rear cameras but you definitely want a good wide angle view to record as wide as possible in the front of your cab.
  • Total Package, you’ll probably want something with GPS, Night Vision, 32GB Storage, Motion Detection, HD Video and Audio Recording.
  • 24 Hour Security, always monitoring motion detection, and night vision will sense and record what’s going outside while you sleep…

Below you’ll find a list of 10 cameras for you to review. The prices are low, medium and high, to fit every budget and use case – even to record a trucker vlog for posting on YouTube…

For more information about camera features check out our dashcam beginner’s guide.

Sample Trucker Dash Cam Video

 

Garmin Camera from the Video

 

Garmin Dash Cam 65, 1080p 2.0' LCD Screen, Extremely Small GPS-enabled Dash Camera, Extra Wide 180-Degree Field of View, Voice Control, Loop Recording, G-Sensor and Driver Alerts, Includes Memory Card
307 Reviews
Garmin Dash Cam 65, 1080p 2.0" LCD Screen, Extremely Small GPS-enabled Dash Camera, Extra Wide 180-Degree Field of View, Voice Control, Loop Recording, G-Sensor and Driver Alerts, Includes Memory Card
  • 180-degree field of view captures more of the environment, including cross traffic; Frame rate: up to 30 FPS
  • High-quality 2.1 megapixel camera with 1080p video capture; works even in low-light conditions
  • Forward collision and lane departure warnings (certain conditions may impair warning function). Plus, alerts for nearby red light cameras and speed cameras (not available in all regions)
  • GPS-enabled with automatic Incident Detection (G-Sensor) saves video footage on impact to show when and where events happened
  • Voice command (available for English, French, Italian and German) allows you to start/stop recording, take a still picture or start/stop the Travelapse video capture feature

Best Dash Cam For Truckers (Pick from 10 Camera Systems)

Bestseller No. 1
WheelWitness HD PRO – Premium Dash Cam with GPS - 2K Super HD - 170° Super Wide Lens - Night Vision Dashboard Camera - For 12V Cars & Trucks
390 Reviews
WheelWitness HD PRO – Premium Dash Cam with GPS - 2K Super HD - 170° Super Wide Lens - Night Vision Dashboard Camera - For 12V Cars & Trucks
  • Picture Perfect High Resolution Video - Equipped with an exceptional Ambarella A7LA50 processor and a 170-degree super wide angle lens, this dash cam is the perfect witness, capturing everything in front of you in ultra-clear Super HD 2k, in crisp 2304x1296P resolution.
  • WDR/HDR Technology - WDR enables the camera to pick up greater detail in dark shadows, ensuring that the highlights don't get blown-out. HDR allows the dash cam to process more light on the sensor and produce a more vibrant image. Combining multiple exposures, you will always enjoy an optimal night vision.
  • G-sensor and GPS - The G-Sensor is capable of automatically detecting accidents and saving all of the relevant footage. The GPS module will capture the speed, location and coordinates of your car.
  • Loop Recording - This HD PRO model will start recording automatically and when the microSD card is full, it will automatically delete the oldest file and replace it with the new, allowing for fully automatic and continuous playback.
  • Easy Installation - Insert your microSD card, mount the suction cup and plug in the power, your dash cam will start recording automatically. Comes with 2 sticky mounts, 1 suction cup, and 12 ft power cable.
Bestseller No. 2
WheelWitness HD PRO Dash Cam with GPS - 2K Super HD - 170° Lens - 16GB microSD - Advanced Driver Assistance - For 12V Cars & Trucks - Night Vision Dashboard Camera Ambarella A7LA50 Car Security DVR
1,845 Reviews
WheelWitness HD PRO Dash Cam with GPS - 2K Super HD - 170° Lens - 16GB microSD - Advanced Driver Assistance - For 12V Cars & Trucks - Night Vision Dashboard Camera Ambarella A7LA50 Car Security DVR
  • PREMIUM DASH CAM w/ 2560x1080 / 2306x1296P SUPER HD - The highest resolution currently available on any dash camera. Everything is recorded in crisp, 2304x1296P resolution allowing you to see the most detail.
  • WDR (WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE) / HDR Technology - WDR technology allows for the best night video. WDR is able to show a fully balanced exposure, with the ability to compensate light and dark spots of the frame in one shot.
  • 3x MOUNTS FOR MULTIPLE VEHICLE - 2 Sticky Mounts + 1 Suction Cup PLUG & PLAY - Once a microSD card is inserted, all you need to do is plug the camera in to the cigarette lighter outlet and it will start recording automatically.
  • GPS Enabled - Follow your video alongside a Google Maps screen showing you exactly where you were! EXTRA WIDE ANGLE LENS - The dash camera is equipped with a 170 degree extra wide angle lens that allows you to capture absolutely everything that you see in front of your vehicle.
  • FREE 16GB microSD - CONTINUOUS LOOP RECORDING - The HD PRO will start recording automatically and will fill up the microSD card until full. Then it will automatically delete the oldest file and replace it with the new. Allowing for fully automatic and continuous playback!
Bestseller No. 3
Roav by Anker Dash Cam C2, FHD 1080P, 3' LCD, 4-Lane Wide-Angle View Lens, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording, Night Mode, 2-Port Charger, No Wi-Fi or App
285 Reviews
Roav by Anker Dash Cam C2, FHD 1080P, 3" LCD, 4-Lane Wide-Angle View Lens, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording, Night Mode, 2-Port Charger, No Wi-Fi or App
  • TOTAL NIGHT-VISION: NightHawk technology and WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) video system deliver completely balanced images and footage. Clearly capture license plates-day or night.
  • RICH, CLEAR VIDEO: Advanced Sony Exmor IMX323 sensor and Ambarella A12 chipset combine to capture every drive in brilliant, 1080p detail.
  • SEE THE WHOLE ROAD: Equipped with an f2.0 wide-angle aperture lens, comprised of 5 lens elements, to capture 4 lanes of traffic and record more than just the car in front.
  • EXTREME TEMPERATURE RESISTANCE: Designed with a steel frame to disperse heat away from internal circuits.
  • WHAT YOU GET: Roav DashCam C2, Trim Removal Tool, 2-Port USB Car Charger, Suction and 3M Sticker Mounts, User Manual, Happy Card, our 12-month product replacement warranty and friendly customer service.
Bestseller No. 4
OldShark Dash Cam, 3' 1080P HD Car Recorder 170 Wide Angle Night Vison Dashboard Camera with G-Sensor, Loop Recording, WDR, Parking Guard
1,547 Reviews
OldShark Dash Cam, 3" 1080P HD Car Recorder 170 Wide Angle Night Vison Dashboard Camera with G-Sensor, Loop Recording, WDR, Parking Guard
  • CRYSTAL DASH CAM: features full glass f1.6 aperture sensor captures 1080p clear video footage, 170° wide angle able to capture the entire road ahead, your own independent witness, protect you from fake accident.
  • ACCIDENT AUTO-DETECTION: when Gravity Sensor detects a collision, the current video is locked, important footage is protected, which bring you a safe driving experience.
  • STABLE HIGH CHIPSET: with advanced chips, the car camera provide smooth and stable video recording. Retardant Metal Material and Shock Absorption Design make it durable.
  • EASY TO USE: simply mount it to windshield, connect the power cable, the dashboard camera will automatically records with engine's on. We have set all features for you, simple to plug and play when you received it.
  • BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: OldShark GS505 Dashboard Cam provide 45 Days Money Back Guarantee-12 Month Warranty. Card Not Included, if you need one, please add both dash cam and 32GB card to cart.
Bestseller No. 5
YI 2.7' Screen Full HD 1080P60 165 Wide Angle Dashboard Camera, Car DVR Vehicle Dash Cam with G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording, Grey
2,707 Reviews
YI 2.7" Screen Full HD 1080P60 165 Wide Angle Dashboard Camera, Car DVR Vehicle Dash Cam with G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording, Grey
  • The ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) - the most advanced and optimized visual recognition algorithms ensure safe driving by providing real time Lane Departure
  • Emergency recording feature - Enabled by G-sensor technology, the camera automatically saves footage in the events leading up to a collision and immediately after
  • High Definition Image and First-class Night vision - 1920x1080p 60fps high speed video recording captures fast moving scenes and creates high resolution images in high speed.
  • Features 165 ultra wide-angle to reduce blind spots and obtain full 3 lane coverage. F1.8 apertures (the largest in the industry) and 3.0mx3.0m high sensitivity image sensors guarantee excellent night vision
  • Built - in 2.7" TFT LCD widescreen and intuitive YI Dash Cam App - The interface features large buttons and user-friendly icons for quick recognition and intuitive operation
Bestseller No. 6
Vantrue T2 24/7 Surveillance Super Capacitor Dash Cam 1920x1080P 2.0'' LCD 160° Car Dashboard Camera w/Wave Guard Parking Mode Recorder, OBD Hardwire, Night Vision, Sony Sensor, Support 256GB Max.
124 Reviews
Vantrue T2 24/7 Surveillance Super Capacitor Dash Cam 1920x1080P 2.0'' LCD 160° Car Dashboard Camera w/Wave Guard Parking Mode Recorder, OBD Hardwire, Night Vision, Sony Sensor, Support 256GB Max.
  • 【18 Months Warranty】Buy with confidence- Vantrue provide Full 18m Warranty, email replies within 24 hours. Works with 12V and 24V vehicles such as car, suv and trucks. What you get: 1x Vantrue T2 super capacitor dash cam, 1x 10ft car charger cable, 1x OBD Cable, 1x suction mount, 1x 3ft USB data cable, user manual and quick guide.
  • 【24/7 Recording DashCam with Super Capacitor】Instead of lithium battery, this dash cam is powered by a super capacitor that resists extreme temperatures from -4°to 158°F (-20°-70°C) and provides more reliability and a longer lifespans, which means a safer driving environment without the risk of overheating and exploding to you. 24/7(All Time) continuously monitoring can be performed with the OBD power which has low voltage protection (only for 12V Vehicles) to avoid draining car battery.
  • 【1080P Super Night Vision & Sony Sensor】Based on advanced Sony Exmor IMX323 sensor and NOVATEK NT96655 processor, this car dash cam captures the road front (160°) to get good image quality and video footage without distortion at 1920x1080P@30fps or 1280X720P@30fps, capturing the license plates and road signs clearly. With HDR technology and F/1.8 aperture lens ensure the car video cam to balance the exposures to pick up balanced images and videos in dark providing good night vision in low light.
  • 【Wave Guard Parking Mode& Time Lapse】Equipped with Wave Guard Indicator, easy to detect distance, consume low power with OBD installation. The indicator emits microwave signal outside, once an object in front of the car moves and interferences the signal, T2 camera for car will start auto-recording. With Time Lapse function, the dashboard camera will take photos at specified intervals to create a video. Supports up to 256GB microSD cards, recommend to use Samsung pro endurance (not included).
  • 【G-sensor and Loop Recording】When the built-in gravity sensor detects a sudden shake or collision, the car cam dash camera will lock any important footage from being overwritten. Loop recording automatically overwrites the oldest recordings with the newest ones when the card is the maximum. Captures instant pictures with a quick press snapshot button. Enabled GPS- track the driving route, location and speed with KM/H or MP/H. To use gps function, please buy an extra gps mount(Asin: B07CYW6JXW).
Bestseller No. 7
Pyle Dash Cam Recorder DVR for Trucks - 7 Inch Monitor Blackbox Rear Camera View Full Color HD 1080p Video Security Loop Camcorder - PiP Night Vision Audio Record Micro SD & Microphone - PLCMTRDVR41
13 Reviews
Pyle Dash Cam Recorder DVR for Trucks - 7 Inch Monitor Blackbox Rear Camera View Full Color HD 1080p Video Security Loop Camcorder - PiP Night Vision Audio Record Micro SD & Microphone - PLCMTRDVR41
  • EASY INSTALLATION FOR TRUCKS: Comes with 50' cable and mountable camera ideal for any truck, trailer or 18 wheeler. Connect up to 4 cameras and check them all at once with the split screen view or cycle between the views
  • ULTRA HD VIDEO QUALITY: This blackbox car recorder can be windshield mount with full hd 1080p cmd full shading. Video is striking for quality, give high assurance. Pyle PLCMTRDVR41 camera recorders is an absolute necessity to have frill for your vehicle.
  • WIDE ANGLE & NIGHT VISION: 170 degrees road view auto camcorder, worked in IR with external lights, striking night video quality. A more sharp picture on your auto camera recorder 1080p HD your onlooker never obstructed. Have security while out & about
  • FAVORABLE & SAFEGUARDS: Records sharper image subsequently when engine starts. Safety discovery g-sensor and manual crisis bolt catch. Current video 2 inch dash cam from overwritten, Accident free driving park protect canine for perception of your vehicle
  • UNENDING SEAMLESS RECORDING: Loop digital car dvr camera pip view record engages to overwrite video in vehicle with the freshest, Modified and reliable sound recording. Micro sd card up to 32GB. Capacity to quickly playback audio programmed recorded video
Bestseller No. 8
KDLINKS X1 GPS Enabled Full HD 1920x1080 165 Degree Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder Car Dash Cam with Gravity Sensor, WDR Superior Night Model
3,723 Reviews
KDLINKS X1 GPS Enabled Full HD 1920x1080 165 Degree Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder Car Dash Cam with Gravity Sensor, WDR Superior Night Model
  • Full-HD Video 1920*1080 at 30 fps, super wide 165° angle. The X1 dash cam can automatically record hands-free in a continuous loop. Large 2.7" screen, super slim design. Come with 8GB micro SD card, ready to use right out of the box.
  • Superior Night-vision by world class F1.6 Six-Glass lenses, and unique dashcam WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) video system (Similar to HDR technology in Camera)
  • Built-in GPS module precisely record GPS data into dash cam video clips, and you can check vehicle location/speed/route on Google Map through included KDLINKS Dashcam Player Software
  • Emergency Lock Button & Accident Auto Detection Feature (G-Sensor) can lock current video file.Safety First: High Quality Li-polymer 3.7v 110mah battery can bear high/low temperature (Tested: 6+ hours in 170°F, 6+ hours in -40°F).
  • One Year Warranty To Cover Any Dash Cam hardware Issues. First Class best support for all customers. All emails would be replied in 24 hours, and 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
Bestseller No. 9
VSYSTO Truck Dash Cam(1080P + VGA + VGA) In-line Control (24V 3inches) Truck Driving Recorder Three Lens Dash Cam HD Car DVR with G-Sensor, Loop Recording(With Infrared Night Vision)
1 Reviews
VSYSTO Truck Dash Cam(1080P + VGA + VGA) In-line Control (24V 3inches) Truck Driving Recorder Three Lens Dash Cam HD Car DVR with G-Sensor, Loop Recording(With Infrared Night Vision)
  • 【3 LENS】Car DVR has three cameras that allows for simultaneously recording videos from three different angles. Front Camera, rear view camera. (3 cameras can not be display at the same time, the screen can only display two rear view camera at the same time Or just display the front camera).
  • 【High-definition lens】Video Resolution: Front: 1920* 1080P; Both Sides: 720* 480 large wide-angle high-definition picture quality, wider vision, safe driving more secure.
  • 【Loop Recording】 With loop recording enabled, users will have the option to record videos in loops of 1 / 3 / 5 minute video files, and record it on the TF card until the space is exhausted. Then, the oldest file will be automatically overwritten. But corresponding to gravity sensing files can not be automatically overwritten.
  • 【G-Sensor】 When sudden event such as a car collision or a sudden turn, can automatically record and store images, in order to provide evidence of the accident. The recorded videos are saved and locked, which never be covered by cycle video.
  • 【100% QUALITY GUARANTEE AND MONEY BACK WARRANTY】Customers first, your satisfaction is our TOP priority. Please be assured purchase!
Bestseller No. 10
Pyle Mobile Video Surveillance System - Weatherproof Rearview, Backup and Dash Cam with HD 4 IR LED Night Vision Cameras and 7” Monitor for Trucks, Trailers, Vans, Buses and Vehicles - PLCMTR74
161 Reviews
Pyle Mobile Video Surveillance System - Weatherproof Rearview, Backup and Dash Cam with HD 4 IR LED Night Vision Cameras and 7” Monitor for Trucks, Trailers, Vans, Buses and Vehicles - PLCMTR74
  • 4 CHANNEL SYSTEM: This video surveillance system comes with 4 available video cameras for a 4-channel vehicle surveillance system. Each lens can be adjusted in different angles for a full 120° maximum visibility and also comes with a remote control
  • NIGHT VISION CAMERAS: The cameras are built with 18 IR LED's that allow night vision illumination and auto image adjustment capabilities for day or night use. All have PAL/NTSC auto switching systems and 420 resolution lines
  • 7 INCH MONITOR: Comes with a 7'' TFT/LCD active matrix video monitor that has a built-in quad control box screen function. It supports 4 video inputs that allow several viewing modes - single full view, split dual view and split quad view
  • WEATHERPROOF SURVEILLANCE: The system serves as an automatic eye for drivers. The cameras are weatherproof for full potential on any season. It is marine grade IP68 rated and fog resistant too
  • INSTALLATION: Specially designed for trucks, trailers, 18 wheelers, vans, buses and other huge vehicles. Securely install the device on your car by storing it inside the car's trunk and place up to 4 cameras on rear, windshield, and dashboard

 

FAQ – Answers About Dash Cams

  • Are there dash cams for truckers? Yes, please see the list above for the best selling dash cams for truck mounted cameras.
  • Is a dash camera for truckers legal? Yes and No. You’ll need to check with your state’s department of transportation to be sure.
  • What’s the best dash cam for truckers? It depends on your driving conditions and vehicles so we’ve posted a list of 10 cameras to choose from but the WheelWitness is our top pick.
  • Is there a dash cam for truckers that vlog? Absolutely yes! Some of the cameras shown on the best seller list have a dual lens for recording the road and the driver. Check out the NOVPEAK with bi-directional lenses.
  • What is the best dash cam for trucks without an accessory plug? Hmm… We recommend a dash camera with a long-lasting capacitor and that can be charged via a USB charging brick that you can buy separately. Or you can hardwire the power straight into 12v.
  • Where can I read the best truckers dash cam reviews? Each of the cameras above shows a star rating and the number of reviews they have for each dash cam. You can click the stars to see the review for each camera rig.
  • Are these the best dash cams for truckers? This is a customized list of best selling cameras that are especially for truckers and large commercial transport vehicles. The list updates daily with the top trending dash cams picked for truckers and commercial drivers.
  • Do these dash cams work for large fleets of commercial vehicles? Yes, any commercial vehicle such as vans, pickups, taxi cabs, Uber, can use these dash cams or you can pick a camera from one of our many guides.

Fleet Dash CamerasStart Recording Every Trip Now

As we wrap up, let’s review. Unless you’re a trucker who is vlogging, then the reason you’re probably looking for the best dash cam for truckers is to protect your investment.  And that makes total sense. Any of the cameras we’ve listed above can help you do that.

So whether you’re looking for a single dash cam for your semi truck or multiple fleet dash cameras, there’s a dash cam system for you that will record inside, outside and all around your commercial vehicle.

Imagine how you’ll feel the next time someone cuts you off in traffic, you can prove it wasn’t your fault because you’ll have it recorded on HD video.

Other items you might need when you purchase a dash cam are SD memory, extension power cables, and mounting kits. You can find a list of dash cam accessories in this guide.

More dash camera recommendations for safety-conscious drivers:

Did you find what you were looking for? Please share this list of dash cams for truckers with your co-workers and they also make the perfect gift for a loved one who lives on the road… Take Care!

* Last updated on 2018-10-20 at 04:27.

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