Samsara Software


 

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.

 

Samsara - Dashboard
 
  • Samsara - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • Samsara - Dash-cam footage
    Dash-cam footage
  • Samsara - Hours of service reports
    Hours of service reports
  • Samsara - Route scheduling & tracking
    Route scheduling & tracking
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

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June 2018

June 2018

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The simplicity of set up, clear and simple features to pull data from in a logical manner. our teams enjoy the ability to view safety and truck performance in one location. it truly s an integrated platform for our telematics needs

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flexibility is lacking. One size does not fit all. I understand the need to develop to the common denominator but sometimes simple changes can have a huge impact on functionality.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Dan from Americanstar Transport LLC
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Great Easy to Use software that always improving

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Instant Visibility into what I happening with Vehicles and trailers at any given point.
Powerful reporting to increase efficiency.

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-This is a powerful system that lets you very easily pull reports, manage logs, Track driver location and so much more.
- Fleet Viewer links allow you to give customers tracking for particular routes, trucks, or multiple trucks.
- If issues arise they do everything in their power to resolve them. (Amazing customer service)

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Feb-Apr 2018 had a ELD app error that occurred in very particular situations. However it was solved in May.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Liliana from GTZ Trucking

May 2018

May 2018

Thet advertise better than the service they actually provide.

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Driver app is simple for driver to use, as for the admin side it stinks! Also their sells rep has been horrible to work with. He NEVER answers my questions and conveniently can answer my call but when I tell him who I am, he's in a meeting and will call back to follow up (this is my second call within about 2 1/2 weeks) and he never called back the first time hints I had to call a second time.

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Easy to install and driver app is simple to use.

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Reporting features" are not compatible with our truck" we have a 2007 Freightliner Century If they weren't going to work, I should have been told from the start but instead they advertised the features!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Wagner from Phoenix Bus Inc

April 2018

April 2018

Great experience so far. We tried 3 - 4 companies and none of them gave us the quick support Samsara

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Reliability, and support

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For our industry is more geared toward buses, which helps and has built in WIFI that help separate from different buses. Connect to older units.

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Sometimes fails the connection as it relies on towers but just like all logs it's on a learning curve I think.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Dawn from Mile High Transportation Services Inc.

April 2018

April 2018

Great customer service, program is awesome.

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I like how it is all tied in together. I like the HOS screen a lot. I like the helicopter view. Overall I like the program very much!! Seems very accurate and on spot. I love the camera option!

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I don't like that the drivers can't see their specific times better on the logs. Seems to take a long time sometimes to "catch up" with the driver. I wish that the speed limits were better updated as I have noticed that it alerts a speeding truck and they aren't actually speeding. I think that it would be great if on the main fleet map area that the trucks could be green for moving, red for stopped and engine off, and yellow or orange for trucks that are idling.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Osvaldo from Pavement Services Corp.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Such an easy process from the installs to the customer support provided.

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A user friendly software for fleet tracking and a very user friendly software for ELOGS

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The software that Samsara provides is the best thing our company has come across when searching for GPS tracking and ELOGS tied into one.

Cons

The installation time per vehicle is very short but depending on the size of your fleet and if you use the asset tracking it could take more time than expected.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Larry from Royal Coachman Limousine
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Customer service is 2nd to none

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Live camera feeds. We used to have to wait to information, now it's all updated quickly via wifi

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Ease of use, very intuitive. Working your way around the portal is very easy and setting up alerts and adding users. The maintenance alerts are very useful for keeping track of repairs and upcoming maintenance. The GEO fence setup is awesome and you can utilize actual areas rather than say a 100 mile radius which really does not work in the real world. I love the idle time reports and incident alerts for tracking speeding, idling and MPG. When configuring alerts I like the fact that there are many variables you can apply, it's not a canned response.

Cons

Some of the reports are still a work a progress, however the did give me access to the API to pull the data

Review Source: Capterra
 

Loyd from Polygon US Corp
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Always available to help whenever there's any questions

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From the program as a whole we had some positive consideration from our insurance carrier and our accidents are down significantly YTD. We are considering the camera option.

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The information that is available is great and I use it daily. I look at harsh events, the IFTA fuel report (for mileage reasons only) and publish a weekly safety report to management and our drivers.

Cons

Can be clumsy on the website navigating around the pages. It seem like you should be able to navigate from any point to the next without having to go back to the home screen.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Candace from Metalworks/Apache Logistics
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

My previous software was called Omnitracs/XRS. Samsara beats that hands down.

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The ability to perform my job more accurately. I am in a very time sensitive situation with the routes of my drivers and knowing exactly where they are and where they have been is absolutely critical in making the right decision in a crisis. Samsara allows me that with very good reliability. I have only had the software for a couple of months but already I know that it is much better than the previous software.

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The accuracy and functionality. The software I had previously would be at least 10 - 15 minutes behind what was actually happening. With Samsara, I can watch my trucks moving down the road and the accuracy is within a couple of minutes.

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That I didn't get it sooner. The accuracy of this software allows me to know exactly where my drivers are at all times and also where they have been. With my previous software, I had no confidence in what I was seeing so I was unable to make good decisions regarding my fleet.

Review Source: Capterra
 

jackie from Ole Mexican Foods

April 2018

April 2018

Being able to track my trucks movement at my finger tips is most valuable.

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Samsara is very easy to use. It is self-explanatory, very easy to just figure out what you need. You just log on to the website and it is easy to navigate.

Cons

In our smaller vehicles, it is easy for the driver to unplug the Gateway. The foot space is a lot smaller, which makes it easy to kick or get snagged.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

I have integrated Samsara API into our TMS system.

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Very good API based on REST technology.

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Samsara has easy to use API based on REST. This helps developers to integrate Samsara into their TMS systems.

Cons

The quality of documentation should be improved a little. For some APIs the return values (i.e. the structure of JSON data) doesn't much to the documented structure.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mark from Schagrin Gas Company

April 2018

April 2018

Makes it easy to manage our fleet, from risk management to preventive maintenance to GPS tracking.

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The Samsara software provides real-time access to important data on driver performance, vehicle location, and engine operating parameters that is intuitive and easy to use.

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I haven't found anything not to like about the software. Occasionally the retrieval of cloud-stored video from onboard cameras is a little slow, but it's still faster than physically removing a memory card from a camera and downloading.

Review Source: Capterra
 

John from Iron Condor Transport, Inc.
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Easy setup and use.

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Very intuitive and great information for managing business. Can manage multiple trucks from anywhere.

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No navigation for drivers. Would like to be able to text/communicate with drivers via the Samsara driver app.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Maria from Tolteca Foodservice

April 2018

April 2018

easy to use and solid product

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ease of use while using the interface plus the availability at anytime anywhere. We are very happy with our selection.

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sometimes seems to be slow. We have established routes that run every week but I cannot find an easy way to set up routes in bulk.

Review Source: Capterra
 

SHARAN from SINGH BROS. ENTERPRISES INC.
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2018

April 2018

EXCELLENT SERVICES

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I AM ABLE TO PRINT READ UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING MY DRIVERS ARE SLOWLY LEARNING TO USE WHERE IT MAKES THEM EASIER TO UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING

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EASY TO USE , EASILY TO UNDERSTAND AND READ DRIVER LOGS DAILY PRINT, EASY TO UNDERSTAND BY DRIVERS AND USE THE DEVISE

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I LIKE EVERYTHING ABOUT THE SOFTWARE MY DRIVERS ARE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING EASILY I AM ABLE TO UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jamie from Fann Contracting, Inc.

April 2018

April 2018

The samsara team that we deal with do a fantastic job. Questions are always answered!

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It's fairly easy for our drivers to pick up and use. It's very nice to be able to track where our drivers are at.

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I haven't run into anything yet. I would like to get it to where I can 100% trained on it though. I feel at times we are not utilizing it to its full potential.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Veronika from Trucking Exprets LLC

April 2018

April 2018

I WOULDNO RECOMEND IT

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COMPLIANCE

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IT IS USER FRIENDLY WHEN IT IS WORKING PROPERLY AND CONNECTION IS GOOD. EASY TO INSTALL AND LOG IN TO START

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TOO MANY UNRESOLVED ISSUES, DAILY MALFUNCTIONS, LOGS ARE NOT ACCURATE AND DRIVERS DONT GET NOTIFICATION WHEN MALFUNCTIONS START, SO THEY DONT KNOW THAT THEY DRIVE WITH VIOLATIONS

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sangeeta from Apache Trucking

April 2018

April 2018

Easy to use ELD compliant software

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Great customer service
Plenty of support material/documentation available online
Provides more than just ELD compliance (e.g. fuel usage, etc.)

Cons

At the end of a long shift, drivers can forget to sign out of the app. This causes additional work and confusion for the fleet manager.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Harjinder from Sigma Freight Carriers Inc.

April 2018

April 2018

Very professional, easy to use, 99% accurate tracking etc etc

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Everything, Its very easy to use and understanding, Covers all the needs that a cartrier could wish for etc

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Nothing, We didnt find so far anything that is not cool about the software side, pretty much all good

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tammy from Kevin Ryman, Inc.

April 2018

April 2018

Good experience

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Easy to use and get valuable information needed such as harsh braking. Very helpful to know where drivers are at all times when going to customers. Very helpful to be able to see how much driving time they have left when booking reloads. Customer service has been very quick in getting back to us when a problem arises. (which has only been a few times in the beginning).

Cons

Sometimes on two different screens it will have drivers at different locations. I guess it updated a little quicker on one computer. Once in a while it seems to freeze up and you have to sign out of it and then get back in (doesn't happen often enough to be a major problem).

Review Source: Capterra