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 65W, 2.0” LCD 1080p Extra Wide 180-Degree Field of View GPS-enabled small dash camera includes memory card, G-Sensor, Loop Recording, 010-01750-05
269 Reviews
Garmin Dash Cam 65W, 2.0” LCD 1080p Extra Wide 180-Degree Field of View GPS-enabled small dash camera includes memory card, G-Sensor, Loop Recording, 010-01750-05
  • 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 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
1,746 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. 2
Roav 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 App
258 Reviews
Roav 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 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.When plugged in: Operates in -4℉-158℉. Using battery power (for the parking monitor): Operates in 32℉-158℉.SEAMLESS SET-UP: 2 installation methods-a suction cup and a 3M adhesive sticker-allow you to perfectly position DashCam on any windshield.
  • 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.Note: Operation requires a microSD card (not included). 32GB Samsung or SanDisk class 10 SD card recommended.
Bestseller No. 3
APEMAN Dash Cam Video Recorder DVR Car Dashboard Camera with 170¡ãWide Angle 1080P FHD 3.0' Screen, Night Vision, G-sensor, WDR, Loop Recording, Motion Detection
29 Reviews
APEMAN Dash Cam Video Recorder DVR Car Dashboard Camera with 170¡ãWide Angle 1080P FHD 3.0" Screen, Night Vision, G-sensor, WDR, Loop Recording, Motion Detection
  • 【Full HD 1080P】Maximum FHD 1080P dash camera supporting 4032x3024 photos, to let you enjoy high resolution video and helps to capture every moment.
  • 【3 inch LCD Screen】Ultra Clear 3 inch LCD screen to enjoy live recording and monitor while driving.
  • 【Emergency Accident Lock】Triggered by built-in G-sensor, the dashcam will automatically lock videos when collision or crash happens, preventing the authentic video sources from deleting.
  • 【Various Amazing Functions】Motion Detection, Seamless Loop Recording, Parking Monitor, 6G Lens, Date Stamp, WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) and Build-in Lithium Battery.
  • 【Service & Guarantee】CE,FCC,RoHS certificated dash cam with 12 months guarantee, qualified after-sale service tem with 7 days/24hours service. It is recommended to use a Micro SD card class 10 no more than 32GB (not included).
Bestseller No. 4
WheelWitness Dash Cam HD PRO PLUS - w/WiFi - Premium Dash Camera for Cars - WiFi & GPS, Sony Exmor Sensor, Dashboard Camera, Car DVR, Dual USB Charger, G Sensor, Night Vision + FREE 16GB SD
400 Reviews
WheelWitness Dash Cam HD PRO PLUS - w/WiFi - Premium Dash Camera for Cars - WiFi & GPS, Sony Exmor Sensor, Dashboard Camera, Car DVR, Dual USB Charger, G Sensor, Night Vision + FREE 16GB SD
  • FREE 16GB SD CARD - EASY "Plug & Play" INSTALLATION - The WheelWitness HD PRO Plus Dash Cam is super simple to install. Just insert the SD card, mount the suction cup and plug in the power. The camera will AUTOMATICALLY Power ON/OFF with your vehicle!
  • ON-THE-FLY-ZOOM - The only dash camera to offer On-The-Fly-Zoom function which will let you zoom (4X) while still continuing to record. This function really makes it easy to zoom into a license plate and helps you protect yourself!
  • EASILY REVIEW, TRANSFER & SHARE RECORDINGS - The HD PRO Plus Dashboard Camera if fully compatible with Apple iPhone (iOS) & Android Smartphones allowing you to fully control the camera from your smartphone as well as transfer the files instantaneously so you can share online or have video proof on your phone! Of course you can also insert the microSD directly into your computer and transfer the files that way!
  • PREMIUM VIDEO QUALITY - The Sony Exmor IMX322 CMOS Sensor coupled with a real 6-Glass precision lens allows the HD PRO Plus Dash Cam to record crystal clear in both Day & Night Time! Full High Definition Recording & Exceptional Night Time Vision Performance! EMERGENCY FILE LOCK - The HD PRO Plus allows you to Automatically or Manually lock any file as soon as it happens. The G-Sensor will detect an abrupt event and lock the file automatically.
  • TROUBLESHOOTING - If you have any issues first make sure to format the SD card. (DO NOT use Sandisk Ultra cards), Reset Camera to Default Settings, Camera will power on/off with switched outlet, if you have any questions, just contact us for support! To transfer files, either insert SD card into your PC or follow instructions for iOS/Android app transfer.
Bestseller No. 5
WheelWitness HD PRO – Premium Dash Cam with GPS - 2K Super HD - 170° Super Wide Lens - Night Vision Dashboard Camera - For 12V Cars & Trucks
318 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. 6
Dual Dash Cam Backup Camera with FHD 1080P Resolution 2.7''LCD Screen Night Vision Safety Parking Monitor and 140 Degree Dashboard Cam 170 Degree Waterproof Rear View Camera(16GB Card)
1 Reviews
Dual Dash Cam Backup Camera with FHD 1080P Resolution 2.7''LCD Screen Night Vision Safety Parking Monitor and 140 Degree Dashboard Cam 170 Degree Waterproof Rear View Camera(16GB Card)
  • 【What You Get】Car Dash Cam (Front Camera),Rear Camera,16GB Card,Cigarette Lighter,Micro USB Cable,Bracket (Holder),User Manual,Excellent Customer Service Record,18-Month Warranty,24hr Customer Service Response Time.
  • 【Super Clear Image and Easy Installtion】1920 x 1080P FULL HD resolution records excellent quality video,even viewing license plates and road signs in night.Easy to DIY and use.
  • 【Hight Quality System】Signal quality is good and no flickering, no interference even when in backing up.Suitable for most cars,vans,camping cars, trucks even RVs.
  • 【Loop Cycle Recording and G-sensor】With loop recording enabled, users will have the option to record videos in loops of 2/3/7 minutes video files and automatically cover old file when the card is full.G-sensor will automatically lock and save any video file that was recorded when the camera detected abrupt displacement or drastic change of position.
  • 【Motion Detection】In standby status,you can switch the car dash camera to motion detection mode.The device will enter into recording once camera observes the moved objection.It stops recording if no objection moved for 7s.
Bestseller No. 7
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. 8
Dash Cam Recorder with ASDS System, 1080p HD Dual Dashboard Mounted Camera for Car and Truck, Front and Rear Video Dashcam with Wide Angle Lens, Night Vision, G-Sensor
7 Reviews
Dash Cam Recorder with ASDS System, 1080p HD Dual Dashboard Mounted Camera for Car and Truck, Front and Rear Video Dashcam with Wide Angle Lens, Night Vision, G-Sensor
  • BUY THIS DVR CAR CAMERA AND GET FREE MEMORY CARD INSERT THE SD CARD BE FORMATED : Live's Blessed's dashboard camera recorder system features a large 4 inch display. The super high quality 1080 HD screen is better at displaying detail and aiding in navigation when compared to other dash mounted camcorder systems. The large display makes it easier to see important things that might be missed on inferior systems, which is important for insurance claims in case of accident
  • GATHER MORE INFORMATION - DUAL CAMERAS: Our dashboard mount video camera for vehicles features two cameras: A rear camera lens with a 120 degree viewing angle and a front camera with a 170 degree wide viewing angle. This dual camera lens system covers both the front and rear, providing you with a recording that has more data and giving you better security
  • UNLIKE OTHER DASH CAMS THAT PRODUCE GRAINY FOOTAGE OR SHUT OFF AFTER MERE MINUTES: The 1080p Dash Camera by Live's Blessed will produce clear and readable footage without issue, without shutting off randomly or overheating. Our HD car accident dash cam provides crisp HD footage without distortions or visual noise, what that means for you is a product that works great. It's just that simple
  • KEEP YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE - ASDS SYSTEM: For added safety and security, our product has a built in ASDS system that gives an audible detection warning when your automobile deviates from the road or when you're too close to another car. A G-Sensor ensures your specific files are locked and secure when needed so they're not recorded over. Both our dual front and rear recorder cameras utilize night vision by LED lighting, which increases brightness by 60% giving you 1080p HD video at night
  • PURCHASE WITH CONFIDENCE - 1 YEAR WARRANTY AND YOU GET A FREE MERY CARD IT'S INCLOUDING IN THE DVR CAMERA When you purchase a Live's Blessed 1080p dash cam, you're purchasing a commitment to quality and service! We stand behind our products and offer a 30 day money back return and a 1 year warranty. So you can rest assured you're covered in the event of an accident or mishap with our camera.
Bestseller No. 9
Accfly Mini Dash Cam 1080P, Car Camera 120 Degree Wide Angle Lens Digital Car Dashboard Camera Driving Video Recorder WDR, Loop Recording, Motion Detection G-Sensor
113 Reviews
Accfly Mini Dash Cam 1080P, Car Camera 120 Degree Wide Angle Lens Digital Car Dashboard Camera Driving Video Recorder WDR, Loop Recording, Motion Detection G-Sensor
  • High Definition Image:The car dash camera 1080p has a adjustable video system,1920*1080P, 1280*720P, make a good performance in every detail of every corner.The dash cam recorder has120° wide angle can capture the entire road ahead.
  • More safety for driver:Camera car is built-in g-sensor, will lock the current video automatically,if the hd dash cam feels a collision during driving,the locked video it the camera dash will not be over by the new recordings.
  • Seamless Recording:The car recorder doesn't have leakage between video clips and loop recording defaulted allows non-stop seamless recording; Micro SD memory card can be up to 32GB.(SD card not included)
  • Flexible and Convenient Use:The Mini size vehicle dash cam is very compact and takes minimal space in your cars; the mounted bracket holds the dash cam hd securely and steady on bumpy roads,and easy to adjust.
  • Easy to install:Mount this mini dashboard cam to windshield,connect to the power cable, the car cameras will record automatically while driving.Please continue to connect external power when using the truck dash cam.
Bestseller No. 10
Watolt Dash Cam - 3.0' Large LCD Dash Camera Recorder for Cars Trucks, with Auto On Off, Loop Recording, and G-Sensor Emergency Recording
17 Reviews
Watolt Dash Cam - 3.0" Large LCD Dash Camera Recorder for Cars Trucks, with Auto On Off, Loop Recording, and G-Sensor Emergency Recording
  • EASY TO USE - Auto On/Off: The Watolt dash cam starts recording when the car engine is turned on and stops when it is turned off.
  • GOOD ENOUGH AS A WITNESS - Default 720p Recording: Good enough as a witness, Good for long term loop recording . You can change the camera setting to 1080p.
  • LOOP RECORDING: When space on the SD card runs out, the dashcam will start from the first file recorded, and delete the files from oldest to newest.
  • EMERGENCY RECORDING FEATURE - Enabled by G-sensor technology, the dash cam automatically saves footage in the events leading up to a collision and immediately after.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT: No damage to your car if it's accidently dropped.

 

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 2018-08-17 at 02:25.

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