How Do You Install a Dash Cam on a Semi Truck?

Installing a dash cam on your semi truck is a great way to protect yourself and your cargo while on the road. It also helps you keep an eye on your truck’s performance over long hauls.

However, it can be difficult to know where to start when trying to install a dash cam. The following steps will help you get started.

1. Choose the right dash cam
The first step is to choose the right dash cam for your semi truck.

When selecting one, consider factors such as the size of the camera, its resolution, and how easy it is to use. You also need to decide if you want an internal or external camera, and whether you want it to be wired or wireless.

2. Prepare for installation
Once you’ve chosen your dash cam, it’s time to prepare for installation.

Make sure that you have all of the necessary tools and materials on hand before beginning the process. These may include a drill, screws, screwdriver, tape measure, and cable ties.

3. Find a suitable mounting location
The next step is to find a suitable mounting location for your dash cam in your semi truck’s cabin or cab area. In order for the camera to work properly, it needs to be securely mounted in a place where it won’t obstruct the driver’s view or interfere with any other equipment inside the cab.

4. Drill holes and mount camera
Once you have found a suitable location for mounting your camera, mark off where you will need to drill holes using a marker or tape measure. Drill two small holes into each side of the mounting surface for attaching screws later on in this process.
Then mount the dash cam into place using screws or other fastening materials as specified by the manufacturer’s instructions.
Lastly, make sure that everything is secure and connected properly before powering up your camera system.


Installing a dash cam in your semi truck can be done fairly quickly and easily with some careful planning and preparation beforehand.

By following these steps – choosing the right dash cam, preparing for installation, finding an appropriate location for mounting purposes and drilling holes into surfaces – you should be able to get started with installing a dashboard camera system in no time.

With this setup in place, you can rest assured that both yourself and your cargo will be safe while out on long-haul trips.

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Susan Delgado