Samsara is a cloud-based fleet management solution that offers features such as GPS tracking, trailer tracking, dashboard camera, routing and dispatch, reefer monitoring and more. It is designed to help small and midsize fleet business operators track the physical location of their fleets and monitor their drivers' behavior to stay complaint with ELD and FMCSA regulations.

The installed GPS device provides real-time traffic updates and displays the best available route to drivers. It collects data on unnecessary halts, vehicle performance, breakdowns and fuel waste to the back-office managers. The solution combines 'Hours of Service' with the GPS tracker and other sensors installed in the vehicle to record the driver's working hours for HoS logging and ELD mandate.

Samsara offers a per device per year subscription license that includes phone-based technical support for its users. This solution can be installed in trucks, school buses, delivery vehicles and more.

Dashboard
Dashboard

Dashboard

Dash-cam footage

Dash-cam footage

Hours of service reports

Hours of service reports

Route scheduling & tracking

Route scheduling & tracking

Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10



73 Reviews of Samsara

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Ray from Agristar LLC

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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Functionality

October 2018

Just purchased Samsara!

I am happy with the ELD and Dash Cams, The rest is not usable for me, unless it could intergrate with my TMS program. Support is first class. I felt a little bit of Deception with the presentation, as far as dispatch goes, It can work for some as is, depending on your needs! Maps are Google, and not Truck routed. Watching my Trucks driving down the road is a wonderful sight for me. I rate them highly at what they do with ELD.

Pros

I use the camera's with the ELD, they are first class. Drives phone apps work great, Ifta miles are wonderful reports, includes toll roads, shows many items such as daily fuel used by truck etc. Idle time, and so much more. I left BigRoad because of the report issues, and have not looked back.

Cons

Dispatch and Maintenance are very minimum, A proper dispatch will link to Drivers expenses and Payroll sumary per trip, and of course an invoice. I use a TMS program for this, as there is real detail. Using Samsara would be double entry for me. Maintenance has Potential also, you can only add Trucks, not the Trailers, unless they have devices for tracking.

Review Source: Capterra

Sharron from Bo Moses Trucking Company, Inc.

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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September 2018

Samsara ELD's

I have used other ELD companies and Samsara is by far the best. They are quick with customer service and they have listened and helped with customer feedback about different features I would like to see. I can keep up with my fleet and I know that Samsara is there at any time to help me solve problems quickly.

Pros

I love that I can access this software anywhere and it is very user friendly. It allows me to share the dashboard with others in the office to keep up with our fleet. Our drivers also love the mobile app. It has a hotspot and so it is easy for them to be connected which allows the data to be sent to the office.

Cons

There have been a few times that when they push through updates, it slows everything down and some of the drivers have had problems with the mobile app but that is easily taken care of.

Review Source: Capterra

Amanda from RL Brooks Trucking

Company type:  Oil/gas/chemicals

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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September 2018

EH&S Manager

Horrible....do not buy! Horrible.....do not buy! Go some other place to buy!

Pros

None.....None.....None.....None.....None.....None....Really bad service. Highly not recommended. Please take my word of advise before buying

Cons

Is not keep up with federal regulations. Customer Service is horrible. Horrible Horrible service....Never had a experience

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Nosakhare from NAEME workshop, Jos. Nigeria

Company type:  Utilities

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

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August 2018

Nice software and its good for business

Let's continuous improvement in all ramifications be the driving force

Pros

This Software is very easy to use, it's enables us have a very sound knowledge about our vehicles and it has assisted in our dispatch duties

Cons

Basically, as at the past few months of using this software, I'm yet to see a negative that is worthy of mention. Good work guys

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James from RESCO

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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Functionality

August 2018

A great system

We had another elog system that we had issues with the system connecting to it's own components in the truck and keeping a signal so that the driver could stay logged in on the system. The Samsara system has removed all of the issues with connectivity. It also has a much better dashboard of features than the other elog system. When you can give engine codes to the repair shop, repairs can be done quicker as well. A feature the previous system did not come with at all was a dash camera. The Samsara system allows you to add on a camera that works in conjunction with the system. For our business, we decided to do the dual cam so we can see what the driver is doing as well as see what was going on in front of the truck. When the drivers heard we were looking at getting cameras, they asked to see if we were going to get the driver cam. The drivers wanted to make sure we got them so that when the next car versus truck accident happens to them, they will more likely be found not at fault since they want to be seen as paying attention and not distracted. Of course there are the drivers that did not want them due to "big brother" concerns. Everyone does agree when the time comes, that the camera will save their job if they were doing their job.

Pros

The software is all on the internet. I can use the fleet management portion on my tablet, my phone, or any computer as long as I have my login information. So far any tablet or phone I have tried the driver app on has worked.

Cons

Only the most minor of issues and even then it is almost not worth mentioning however to be an honest review I do need to mention it. The driver app has locked up while being used on the tablet. No reason has been found as to why as of yet. The app also does not keep the tablet screen on when the app is running which some people don't see as an issue.

Review Source: Capterra

Kimberly from Cavalier Transportation

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

August 2018

Great Product & Service

Our experience has been very positive. Sales support is good, I can email or call our rep at any time. Technical support is second to none. The support staff tries to answer my questions while I'm on the phone. If this is not possible, they are always quick to call back with a solution or advise that it needs to be looked into further. They have also extended their hours recently. The product is easy to use and they are always making updates to make it even better.

Pros

Ease of use and that they are always looking at ways to improve functionality.

Cons

There is not an easy way to just add a note or remark to a status. Also there is not an easy way to set an alert for the temperature sensor..there are always 2 entries that have to be made.

Review Source: Capterra

Peter from Suisan Company, Ltd.

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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August 2018

Great for multiple locations

Overall I am pleased with Samsara's performance and like the fact that they are constantly seeking our feedback in order to further improve the quality and functionality of the service.

Pros

Sometimes your driver is busy doing his/her job and unable to answer your call right away. I like having the real time visibility on my entire fleet. Knowing where my drivers are enables me to make quick decisions on who to assign new tasks, without having to call multiple drivers and wait for them to call me back to find out their exact locations.

Cons

Sometimes the gateway gets disconnected due to terrain and lack of a proper phone signal. However, all phone carriers have the same problem. When you reacquire the signal, the data gets updated and you're back on track.

Review Source: Capterra

Kelly from Apache Logistics, Inc.

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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Value for money

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Functionality

August 2018

Huge Improvement

I am very glad we made the switch, it has made processes in our organization much easier.

Pros

I love how easy it is to use and navigate. It is very user friendly

Cons

There are some functions for drivers that would be really beneficial. Like tracking 11 & 14 hour days.
Sometimes the device fails and the driver is not immediately aware of the issue. This can result in a significant amount of unaccounted miles.

Review Source: Capterra

Sergio from SL Black Fox Transport, LLC

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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August 2018

Best ELD on the market

Overall, we are thrilled with the sytem. We started using another popular eld system before this one so we have a little experience on comparing between them and this one is perfect. The log tracking is accurate, the gps tracking is impressive aswell, and with everthing, the program comes with makes my life easeir. great system, we love it

Pros

The software has everthing you might expect from an eld but with an extra kick. The ifta miles is perfect and it aleviates a lot of time when dealing with the ifta due dates. The gps fuction is acurate so no need to bother the drivers or worry when the drivers dont answer. It also has a fuction to crate a temporary gps link for the trucks wich makes it easy for our clients. No need for them to bother us with the location of the truck if they can know precisely where it is with a clik of a bottom. all in all in really happy with it

Cons

The software layout is hard to get used too. Things are not where you will instintively have them. Everthing is there, but it just seems to be scattered around the tabs. you get used to it, but for the beginning, youll get lost

Review Source: Capterra

Linda from Jing Sky LLC

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

August 2018

samsara ELD

charter bus service

Pros

Easy to function, automatic turn on, samsara support 24/7 is the best, hands-on training via phone call

Cons

I would like physical hands on training, video training would be great

Review Source: Capterra

Sean from Filks And Son Haulers LLC

Number of employees:  1 employee

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August 2018

Samsara Review

Pros

The ability of keeping track of so many different aspects of truck driving.

Cons

Little difficult in downloading all the apps.

Review Source: Capterra

Keith from Hugg & Hall

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

Ease-of-use

Customer support

Functionality

August 2018

Easy to use with an occasional bog

Pros

1. Easy to use once you figure out how to navigate the site. Which isn't that tough.
2. Reporting seems to be incredibly accurate as well as they fleet view. I am pleased to be able to see the units in real time.
3. Scheduling various reports to be sent out on what ever frequency you like.
4. Driver and gateway set ups go very smoothly
5. The overall versatility is a another great selling point.
6. Customer service has been top notch. Every issue we have experienced has been handled in a quick and professional manner.

Cons

1. I have yet to be able to find and answer for any question I have had in the knowledge base.
2. The fact that there is not a system generated geofence map overlay. (instead of having to create then manually)

Review Source: Capterra

Mark from ELBAC INC

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

July 2018

Like the Program, sometime it have some moments of not working good,but start working later.

ELD are working pretty Good...

Pros

Samsara is pretty easy to understand and explain to person who wants to learn it.

Cons

The software is a little slow for some drivers but it is getting better... To Operator

Review Source: Capterra

Geo from Young's Charters & Tours, Inc.

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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Functionality

July 2018

Samsara ELD

It was not a terrible experience for a first time eld. However, it can be improved drastically.

Pros

It’s an FMCSA approved ELD. Therefore I can operate legally.

Cons

Connection is intermittent. The automatic duty status change does not work properly.

Review Source: Capterra

Hope from Custom Coach and Limousine

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

July 2018

Samsara ELD and Cameras

excellent great customer service

Pros

The ease of use. Very clear and drivers caught on right off

Cons

IFTA reporting not as detailed as we would like

Review Source: Capterra

Ben from 45 Degree Logistics

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

July 2018

Samsara review

Samsara has helped us satisfy the DOTs ELD compliance requirements and brought visibility to our fleet

Pros

Web based software makes it very convenient to track and monitor our fleet from any device

Cons

In cab modules are not compatible with all our trucks

Review Source: Capterra

Evan from VIP Foodservice

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

July 2018

Feedback is good

Monitoring temps in trucks and warehouses is the primary reason we are using Samsara. The automated report are critical for us to log these temps, even if it historically kept in the cloud. Customer service has been quick, responsive, and helpful. However, I still need help and haven't been updated in at least two weeks.

Pros

It is easy to use, for the most part intuitive and clean looking. Functionality is decent, and I like that the map is connected to data so you can get data points when you float the map routes.

Cons

There are a few areas that could use improvement. Reporting is my biggest issue right now. It won't report on my sensors. Seems to be tied to one type of temp sensor that I have but engineering has been slow to tell me what is going on or resolve the issue.

Review Source: Capterra

Jackie from Tiger Lines, LLC

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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July 2018

Samsara Review

Great Customer Service and support

Pros

Love the wifi hotspot in the gateway. Most drivers catch on pretty quickly on how to use. Web portal is great. Dispatch and managers like the helicopter view.

Cons

Would like more reports, which Samsara is currently doing. Looking forward to future updates.

Review Source: Capterra

Brenden from Sheehan Majestic

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

July 2018

Samsara ELD, Dashcams, and Trailer Sensors

I absolutely love this company. Relative to who we were with before, everything is easier, faster, and quicker to learn. The driver app is simple and self explanatory, which was a must for our organization.

Pros

Both Samsara's hardware and software are cutting edge, sleek, and easy to use. Aside from easy installation, and user friendly portal. Their customer service has been close to none other that i have encountered.

Cons

The only thing negative i have to say about Samsara is when referring another company. It is all hearsay, but the impression i got is Fleet Size has sway on the amount of support you get.

Review Source: Capterra

Todd from Vmax Transportation

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

July 2018

Thoughts from Vmax Transportation, Zeeland, MI

The visibility of our trucks is a bonus, but we did not have any issues with our drivers before using Samsara. Any problems or questions we have had with Samsara have been handled very quickly and professionally by support.

Pros

We (Vmax) tested a lot of ELD systems prior to the mandate, and Samsara was the best one we tested. the accuracy, ease of use and display were all good.

Cons

Having to use the software to do our business and the cost associated with it.

Review Source: Capterra

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