Best Dash Cam for Semi Truck, 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 semi truck 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…

Best Dash Cam for Trucks

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 semi truck 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

 

Sale
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
336 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. Battery life for up to 30 minutes
  • 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)

SaleBestseller No. 1
OldShark Dash Cam, 3' 1080P HD Car Recorder 170 Wide Angle Night Vison Dashboard Camera with G-Sensor, Loop Recording, WDR, Parking Guard
1,594 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.
SaleBestseller No. 2
WheelWitness HD PRO – Premium Dash Cam with GPS - 2K Super HD - 170° Super Wide Lens - Night Vision Dashboard Camera - for 12V Cars & Trucks
587 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. 3
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
2,302 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!
SaleBestseller No. 4
APEMAN Dash Cam 1080P FHD DVR Car Driving Recorder 3' LCD Screen 170°Wide Angle, G-Sensor, WDR, Parking Monitor, Loop Recording, Motion Detection
418 Reviews
APEMAN Dash Cam 1080P FHD DVR Car Driving Recorder 3" LCD Screen 170°Wide Angle, G-Sensor, WDR, Parking Monitor, Loop Recording, Motion Detection
  • 【1080P FULL HD DASH CAM】Simultaneous recording with Super High Resolution 1080P FHD Lens, and 3" large LCD Screen deliver clearer videos&images and replay the key moment even when high speed driving.
  • 【170° SUPER WIDE ANGLE】This car driving recorder employs 170°super wide angle lens. Ultra-wide field of view reduces the blind spots and captures more details, to reserve the real scene.
  • 【BUILT IN G-SENSOR】With built-in G-sensor, apeman dashboard camera can automatically detect a sudden shake/collision and lock the footage to prevent the video from being overwritten even in loop recording. Accident scene can be truly restored.
  • 【SUPER NIGHT VISION】The combination of F1.8 large aperture, WDR, HDR ensures the clarity of images at night. Eliminates the need for an auxiliary light source even in low-light environments, making it easy to obtain sharp, color-accurate images.
  • 【EASY TO SET UP & USE】 Motion Detection, Seamless Loop Recording, Parking Monitor satisfy your need for daily driving. Simple installation and operation, no need to worry even for a first time user.
SaleBestseller No. 5
eRapta Backup Camera 2.0 with Split Screen Monitor for Bus/Truck/Trailer/Box/RV/Trailer/Tractor/ 5th Wheel When Reversing Parking Backing Car Dash Security Sensor Camera ER0202
160 Reviews
eRapta Backup Camera 2.0 with Split Screen Monitor for Bus/Truck/Trailer/Box/RV/Trailer/Tractor/ 5th Wheel When Reversing Parking Backing Car Dash Security Sensor Camera ER0202
  • Backup Camera Blind Spot Camera When Parking Backing Reversing Your Trailer to Get Decent Image Quality to Make Your Reversing More Confident and Safty
  • Rear View Rearview Backing Backup Camera and Monitor Kit : Waterproof Camera With18 Infrared Lights and CMOS Sensor & Night Version
  • Reverse Backup Car Dash Security Sensor Camera For Trucks RVS , Will Offer Much Safty Drive With It ,Extra Eyes on Trucks Behind and Side
  • Flexible Vehicle Comatability:Voltage Range From 12-24V DC Power to Accomodate a Wide Variety of Large Vehicle as Semi-Trailer/Box Truck/5th Wheel/Trailer/Bus
  • Customer Service: 2 Years Factory Warranty and Brand New Replacement Post within 24 Hours If Any Defective Item When Receive Instead Return or Negative Review .Lifetime Support and 24 Hours Customer Service and Technical Support Email: Toerapta@163.com
SaleBestseller No. 6
AUKEY Dash Cam, Dashboard Camera Recorder with Full HD 1080P, 6-Lane 170° Wide Angle Lens, 2' LCD and Night Vision
738 Reviews
AUKEY Dash Cam, Dashboard Camera Recorder with Full HD 1080P, 6-Lane 170° Wide Angle Lens, 2" LCD and Night Vision
  • Clear Video Capture: The DR01 backs you up in any road incident. Sony Exmor Sensor captures super-sharp 1080p video (and optional in-car audio) with 170° field of view and also performs well for nighttime driving
  • Emergency Recording & Loop Recording: Emergency Recording automatically captures unexpected driving incidents and protects the recordings. Loop Recording allows continuous use by writing over old, unneeded footage.
  • Extreme Temperature Operation: Powered by the included dual-port USB car charger and internal supercapacitor. The supercapacitor has greater heat & cold endurance and longer lifetime than standard battery technology
  • Easy Mounting: Easily and securely mount to your windshield in seconds with the included suction cup or double-sided 3M pad
  • Package Contents: AUKEY DR01 Dashboard Camera, Dual-Port USB Car Charger, USB Mini-B Power Cable (4m/4.37yd), Sticker Mount, Three 3M Stickers, Six Cable Clips, User Manual, 45-Day Money Back Guarantee and 24-Month Warranty Card
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
Vantrue X3 WiFi Dash Cam, Super HD 2.5K Dashboard Camera 1440P Car Camera Uber Audio Recorder with Amba A12 Chip, Super HDR Night Vision, Parking Mode, Motion Detection, 170°Wide Angle, Loop Recording
473 Reviews
Vantrue X3 WiFi Dash Cam, Super HD 2.5K Dashboard Camera 1440P Car Camera Uber Audio Recorder with Amba A12 Chip, Super HDR Night Vision, Parking Mode, Motion Detection, 170°Wide Angle, Loop Recording
  • 【1440p or 1080P@60fps dash cam】Support 7 resolution mode, based on Advanced Ambarella A12 Chipset and OV4689 CMOS Sensor, the resolution highest up to 2560 X 1440p @ 30fps(HDR)and 1920 X 1080p @ 60fps, clearly captures vivid images with accurate color, while 170°wide angle lens will reduce blind spots and obtain full 4 lane coverage, captures the license plates cars as well as road signs during the day and night.
  • 【car dash camera with night vision】Unique High Dynamic Range (HDR) video system for superior low light compensation - reacts to extreme light conditions just like your eye, balancing exposure and light/dark spots; While F1.8 plus 6 glass lenses reduce glare and delivers stunning image quality day and night, clear video evidence potentially critical in an insurance claim, making your life easier and safer.
  • 【Dash camera with Wifi】With built-in Wifi and WIFI-CarDV App(on Google or APP store ), you can easily access the live stream, playback, download recording as well as change settings via your iPhone/Andriod. Supports up to 5 mobile phones connection at the same time.Perfect Wifi car camera for uber, taxis, truck, SUV,rideshare, lyft drivers, commuters, and families.
  • 【24 Hours Parking mode and time lapse】Auto switch the dashcam to Parking Mode. Triggered by the motion sensor, the dash cam will automatically record when people or things come closer to your car. Please hard wire it (B07G9WTWB9)or connect it with an external battery on Parking mode. Triggered by Time Lapse, the dash camera will keep taking photos at the set time interval and then auto edit them together to a video clip, which greatly saves space of memory card. 
  • 【Auto recording & Accident Camera】Seamless Loop recording will record the video on 1 /3 /5 minutes clips and automatically overwrites the oldest clips with the newest upon filling a card to capacity; Variable sensitivity G-sensor auto detects a sudden shake/collision or accidents locks the footage to "Event File" to prevent overwriting. Optional GPS (asin: B07CYW6JXW) to track the speed,driving route and location. Full 18 months Warranty, email replies within 24H and 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
SaleBestseller No. 9
Dash Cam, Crosstour 1080P Car DVR Dashboard Camera Full HD with 3' LCD Screen 170°Wide Angle, WDR, G-Sensor, Loop Recording and Motion Detection (CR300)
578 Reviews
Dash Cam, Crosstour 1080P Car DVR Dashboard Camera Full HD with 3" LCD Screen 170°Wide Angle, WDR, G-Sensor, Loop Recording and Motion Detection (CR300)
  • 3 INCH LARGE LCD SCREEN CAR RECORDER - Combined with 1080P Full HD and 12MP resolution, this dash cam can provide insurance claims to prevent disputes. Super large screen shows the realtime image, helps you clearly see every details when playing back and brings better visual experience.
  • 170° WIDE-ANGLE 6G LENS CAR CAMERA - 170°wide angle lens allows a larger viewing angle to be recorded. For example, you will be able to see 4 lanes of traffic. The more you see, the safer you are. 6 glass fixed-focus provides better light transmission, thus recording crystal clear video.
  • BUILT-IN G-SENSOR CAR DASH CAMERA - With built-in G-sensor, this dash cam can automatically detect a sudden shake/collision and lock the footage to prevent the video from being overwritten even in loop recording. Accident scene can be truly restored.
  • BIG APERTURE AND WDR TECHNOLOGY - Combined with big aperture and wide dynamic range(WDR), you can get comparatively clearer footage and image at night. Car license plates can be easily seen in low light condition. The safety of driving at night will be improved a lot.
  • 7 IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS AND EASY TO USE - Loop recording, motion detection, on/off audio, license plate stamp, time stamp, auto power off, screen saver, burst photo. All of these functions basically cover what you need for daily driving. Comes with 2 mount kits(suction cup and adhesive mount), easy to use.
SaleBestseller No. 10
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
199 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 Dash Camera 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).

 

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 semi trucks? 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 2018-12-18 at 10:34.

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