Archive for January, 2010

Truckies third eye “Black Box” road video recorder

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Watch the Road, under the guidance and development of Rob Nielsen, is set to revolutionise the way we see ourselves and others, driving any kind of motor vehicle.
With the spate of accidents involving trucks on our roads, Rob decided to do something about it because it is not always the truckies fault. As a professional truck driver, Rob was concerned at the number of incidents that occurred during a typical driver’s work day.

road surveillance vision from the truckies cabin

road surveillance vision from the truckies cabin

You cannot rely on human memory when involved in a traffic accident. The friendly, in cabin “black box,” records the road ahead and the video recording can clearly show who might be at fault.

Video evidence, with time stamps, password protected, time and date is admissable in a court of law.

The “unit” can act as an alarm system for the truck and its’ load, providing an extra set of eyes and ears for the driver.
Rob sees many advantages for the use of the black box video recorder, not only in trucks but government vehicles (federal, state and regional), taxis, buses and the everyday sedans. Insurance companies no doubt would look kindly on the black box along with fleet owners because you get in-cabin visual proof of a road accident outcome.

In cabin

Jimmy Goldsmith at the wheel of his big rig with the roof fitted “black box” third eye.

A recent segment broadcast on the TV programme, A Current Affair, shows footage of a mini bus crashing into a tree. The video recording was from Jimmy Goldsmith’s in-cabin black box recorder. Jimmy is an owner driver running general cargo from Brisbane to Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands and is a 30 year truckie veteran. The black box recorder is 3 years old, still working well and has been a unit that Rob Nielsen is proud of because it was the first unit supplied for truckie usage.

Truckies have noticed a considerable change to driving habits when traffic following trucks with a rear sign displayed on the truck in front of them clearly says “This Vehicle Is Under Constant Video Surveillance”

Truckies break

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Nissan T64It never ceases to amaze me that when you go on holidays you always catch up with a “truckie”. Maybe the addage the trucking industry uses “Australia stops without truckies” could change to “Wherever you go in Australia you will meet a friendly truckie”.


On a recent holiday to Hervey Bay, truckiesonline had the pleasure of meeting “Errol” taking a well deserved lunch break under the cool shading trees at Craignish. Errol was working locally on a real estate land development site.

He drives a 2002 Nissan UD T64 with 550,000kms. on the clock and Errol, like all genuine truckies is proud of his rig.
Great meeting with you Errol, have a great year.