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All New Multi-Camera Systems for 360° Fleet Visibility

All New Multi-Camera Systems for 360° Fleet Visibility

December 10, 2018

Samsara’s camera offering is expanding! We’re adding side, rear & interior cameras to our existing dash cam offering for complete 360° visibility in every vehicle.

Introducing: The Unpowered Asset Tracker— Small Tracker, Big ROI

Introducing: The Unpowered Asset Tracker— Small Tracker, Big ROI

December 05, 2018

Our new, ultra-compact Unpowered Asset Tracker gives customers a simple way to discreetly and affordably track all of their assets.

Customer Spotlight: Samsara x San Jose Water Company

Customer Spotlight: Samsara x San Jose Water Company

November 30, 2018

Serving over 1 million people, San Jose Water (SJW) company is one of the largest and most technically sophisticated urban water districts in the United States.

The ELD Mandate: Learnings from the Past Year

The ELD Mandate: Learnings from the Past Year

November 29, 2018

It’s been nearly a year since the ELD mandate went into effect. We took a step back to look at some of the common challenges faced during the implementation period and to share tips to equip your drivers for success going forward.

5 Fleet Tips for Surviving the Hectic Holiday Season

5 Fleet Tips for Surviving the Hectic Holiday Season

November 28, 2018

With the holiday season shaping up to be even busier than usual, it's critical to have a plan to maintain fleet safety and efficiency through the winter months. Here are 5 tips to help your fleet survive the holiday season.

Introducing: Detention Reports

Introducing: Detention Reports

November 19, 2018

Today, Samsara is excited to announce that our latest trailer tracking features make it easier than ever to track your operations and drive efficiency.

Now Available: Samsara Dashboard in Spanish and French

Now Available: Samsara Dashboard in Spanish and French

October 29, 2018

The Samsara Dashboard and Driver App now offers multi-language support. Every Samsara user now has the ability to choose the language their account uses: English, French or Spanish.

Samsara Power-User Guide: How to Improve Routing Efficiency

Samsara Power-User Guide: How to Improve Routing Efficiency

October 24, 2018

Whether you have regularly scheduled routes, create new routes every day, or do a mix of both, live GPS tracking can help you make the best informed decisions for routing and dispatch.

Appreciating Drivers All Year: Best Practices for Driver Retention

Appreciating Drivers All Year: Best Practices for Driver Retention

October 24, 2018

With driver turnover rates continuing to climb, there has never been a better time to ensure drivers feel appreciated for their hard work. We spoke with fleet professionals to learn their best practices for appreciating and retaining drivers.

Now Available: Create, Customize, and Connect Your Fleet Documents

Now Available: Create, Customize, and Connect Your Fleet Documents

October 15, 2018

The latest evolution of Samsara Documents gets you one step closer to eliminating paper from your daily operations. We’re making it easy to build any form you want, so you can make sure your drivers capture the information that matters to your business.

Introducing: Reefer Temperature Reports

Introducing: Reefer Temperature Reports

October 11, 2018

Today, Samsara is excited to announce that our latest reefer features make it easier than ever to guarantee and verify product integrity.

New TMS Integration: McLeod Software

New TMS Integration: McLeod Software

October 02, 2018

Samsara has partnered with McLeod Software to provide fleets with seamless access to HOS and GPS data, helping improve day-to-day dispatch operations and identifying ways to optimize fleet performance over time.

Asset Tracking in the Wild: Theft Recovery Stories

Asset Tracking in the Wild: Theft Recovery Stories

September 26, 2018

We sat down with a few of our customers to hear their firsthand stories of equipment theft and how asset tracking is improving their operations.

Creating a Safety Culture: How to Build a Safety Awards Program

Creating a Safety Culture: How to Build a Safety Awards Program

September 26, 2018

A safety awards program can be a powerful way to align driver incentives with best practices and make safe driving a priority. Check out our step-by-step guide for implementing an incentive-based safety program.

Weather Overlay: Get the Latest Radar in Your Fleet’s Area

Weather Overlay: Get the Latest Radar in Your Fleet’s Area

September 13, 2018

Weather Overlay is a new map layer that offers visibility into the current weather radar in your fleet’s area. This will give you access to critical information so you can make the best decisions for your fleet.

Best Practices for Managing Cold Chain Logistics, Part 2

Best Practices for Managing Cold Chain Logistics, Part 2

August 27, 2018

Shipping a box of frozen treats or fresh berries hundreds of miles requires continuous temperature control and strict adherence to plan. We talked with a few customers to find out their practical tips.

Summer Refresh: New Safety Tools Streamline Incident Review

Summer Refresh: New Safety Tools Streamline Incident Review

August 22, 2018

This summer, Samsara’s safety tools are getting a refresh! We’ve improved a few familiar fleet safety features and rolled out some new ones. Check out what’s new!

New in Documents: More Document Types, Easy Uploads & Open APIs

New in Documents: More Document Types, Easy Uploads & Open APIs

August 13, 2018

The latest evolution of Samsara Documents helps fleets capture more types of information, simplify drivers' workflow, and manage information between systems.

Best Practices for Managing Cold Chain Logistics, Part 1

Best Practices for Managing Cold Chain Logistics, Part 1

August 09, 2018

Refrigerated transportation of perishable products has grown 57% since 1980. As the cold chain industry experiences rapid growth and regulatory changes, innovation is key to adapting and expanding with the times.

Customer Spotlight: Samsara x Fort Point Beer

Customer Spotlight: Samsara x Fort Point Beer

August 07, 2018

San Francisco-based Fort Point Beer Company relies on Samsara to power their in-house distribution model. With Samsara, the brewery is able to enhance fleet visibility, improve driver safety, and ensure product quality.

A Guide to Understanding and Improving Your CSA Score

A Guide to Understanding and Improving Your CSA Score

July 30, 2018

With over 5 million trucks and 250 million motorists on the road, there are a lot of lives on the line when it comes to fleet safety. The CSA program is designed to hold motorists accountable for their role in road safety.

Dash Cams in the Wild: Fleet Managers Share Safety Success Stories

Dash Cams in the Wild: Fleet Managers Share Safety Success Stories

July 27, 2018

When it comes to fleet safety, dash cams are a popular topic of discussion. But how do dash cams help, and are they really worth the investment?

Introducing: Electronic Proof of Delivery with Driver Documents

Introducing: Electronic Proof of Delivery with Driver Documents

July 18, 2018

Samsara’s new Driver Documents feature makes it easier than ever to capture, store, and manage proof of delivery paperwork.

How to Detect Fleet Theft and Recover Stolen Assets

How to Detect Fleet Theft and Recover Stolen Assets

June 22, 2018

Predictable operating hours and high value assets make businesses a target for vehicle and equipment theft. Luckily, Samsara provides theft detection and recovery tools to lessen the frequency and cost of theft, and today, we’re making our tools even more powerful.

3 Ways to Build a Data-Driven Fleet

3 Ways to Build a Data-Driven Fleet

June 20, 2018

At Samsara, we’ve seen firsthand how data insights help businesses of all sizes find answers to their most pressing questions, which tend to revolve around three core areas: cost savings, operational efficiency, and safety.

Announcing Remote Tacho Downloads in the UK

Announcing Remote Tacho Downloads in the UK

June 19, 2018

Samsara's complete fleet solution now offers remote tachograph downloads to help fleets in the UK and Europe simplify compliance.

Top 5 Metrics for Fleet Managers: Driving Your Business with Data

Top 5 Metrics for Fleet Managers: Driving Your Business with Data

June 14, 2018

Take advantage of the latest advancements in fleet tracking technology and start leveraging data for smoother fleet operations.

5 Keys to Successful Fleet Maintenance

5 Keys to Successful Fleet Maintenance

May 25, 2018

How do you keep your fleet chugging along and all your vehicles out on the road? Implementing preventative strategies and defining key metrics to measure success can go a long way towards putting you in control of your fleet maintenance.

London Calling: Samsara Opens in the UK

London Calling: Samsara Opens in the UK

May 16, 2018

We're proud to announce that Samsara is opening our first international office - in London!

Fuel Management Tips for Your Fleet

Fuel Management Tips for Your Fleet

May 15, 2018

It’s no secret that fuel is one of the biggest expenses for fleets. But just how much does your fleet fuel management affect your bottom line?

Building the Future of Fleet Safety: Using AI to Keep Drivers Safe

Building the Future of Fleet Safety: Using AI to Keep Drivers Safe

May 08, 2018

Today, Samsara is taking a major step forward in improving fleet safety by introducing artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to detect high-risk driving behavior in real-time.

Hello, Canada!

Hello, Canada!

May 07, 2018

Samsara’s platform now fully supports Canadian and cross-border fleets!

Samsara Awarded Gold Prize in 2018 American Business Awards® for New Products and Innovation

Samsara Awarded Gold Prize in 2018 American Business Awards® for New Products and Innovation

May 04, 2018

Samsara was awarded two Gold and two Silver awards for New Product of the Year and Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year in the 16th Annual American Business Awards® today.

Bringing Driver-Centric Insights to Fleet Management

Bringing Driver-Centric Insights to Fleet Management

April 24, 2018

Looking for a new perspective on fleet management? Driver-centric insights are now available to help inform your daily operations and manage drivers’ performance.

5 Elements That Will Elevate Your Fleet Safety Program

5 Elements That Will Elevate Your Fleet Safety Program

April 04, 2018

An effective fleet safety program will help keep your drivers safe, protect your company, and reduce costs. We share five key aspects to building a stand-out safety program for any fleet.

Prepare Your Drivers for Hard Enforcement of the ELD Mandate

Prepare Your Drivers for Hard Enforcement of the ELD Mandate

March 27, 2018

The deadline for ELD Hard Enforcement is almost here. What can you do to make sure your drivers are fully prepared for inspection time?

Enterprise IoT Leader Samsara Raises $50M to Invest in Growth

Enterprise IoT Leader Samsara Raises $50M to Invest in Growth

March 22, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, March 22, 2018 -- Samsara, the leader in enterprise IoT systems, today announced $50 million in growth capital from investors Andreessen Horowitz and General Catalyst. The new funding comes as Samsara’s transportation business adds over 1,700 new customers each quarter, and positions the company to rapidly scale support and customer enablement while investing in new technology innovation for its users.

Why It Pays to Track Unpowered Assets

Why It Pays to Track Unpowered Assets

March 01, 2018

Introducing the AG41: an affordable GPS monitoring solution for unpowered assets

Love Your Drivers: Tips to Improve Driver Retention

Love Your Drivers: Tips to Improve Driver Retention

February 27, 2018

With the trucking industry facing a nationwide driver shortage and rising turnover, there’s never been a better time for fleet managers to show their drivers that they care.

Now Available: Student Tracking for K-12 Fleets

Now Available: Student Tracking for K-12 Fleets

February 12, 2018

The Samsara ID Card Reader is now available! The reader combines student tracking with live GPS to help K-12 fleets transport students safely and efficiently.

Monitor Trip Progress & Improve Service with New Routing Features

Monitor Trip Progress & Improve Service with New Routing Features

February 05, 2018

Today we’re excited to announce enhanced route tracking and new in-app messaging to make your fleet’s routing and dispatching even more efficient.

Motivating High-Performing Fleets with Driver Gamification

Motivating High-Performing Fleets with Driver Gamification

February 02, 2018

How can fleet managers provide motivation for drivers to adopt safer behaviors on the road? Learn how gamification can help boost driver performance over time.

Customers Highlight Samsara's Benefits at UMA 2018

Customers Highlight Samsara's Benefits at UMA 2018

January 31, 2018

We had a blast at our first United Motorcoach Association (UMA) EXPO. Between meeting new people and seeing good friends, it was a great three days in San Antonio, Texas. A big highlight from the show was talking with customers and seeing how Samsara’s platform solves their specific business problems.

Looking Ahead After the ELD Deadline

Looking Ahead After the ELD Deadline

January 12, 2018

Let's take a look at the recent news around temporary exemptions and enforcement to make sure you start the new year right!

Announcing Next-Gen Dash Cams, Including Dual-Facing CM22

Announcing Next-Gen Dash Cams, Including Dual-Facing CM22

December 18, 2017

Today we’re thrilled to announce the next generation of the CM line with two new high-definition cameras: the front-facing CM12, and our flagship CM22, a driver- and front-facing dashboard camera.

Countdown to ELD: Your Final Checklist for Compliance

Countdown to ELD: Your Final Checklist for Compliance

December 14, 2017

The first deadline for ELD Compliance is just a few days away. Are you ready?

Safety Inbox: Faster, Easier Management of Safety Incidents

Safety Inbox: Faster, Easier Management of Safety Incidents

December 09, 2017

Our team has been investing in new software tools to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of our customers' fleet safety programs. The new Samsara Safety Inbox offers a streamlined system for reviewing incidents and categorizing them appropriately.

Introducing the Solar-Powered AG24 Gateway for Trailers & Mobile Assets

Introducing the Solar-Powered AG24 Gateway for Trailers & Mobile Assets

November 14, 2017

Today we’re excited to introduce the Samsara AG24, an all new IoT asset gateway that extends Samsara’s award-winning sensor data platform to new applications and use cases.

Introducing An Easier Way to Manage Hours of Service Violations

Introducing An Easier Way to Manage Hours of Service Violations

September 06, 2017

As the deadline for ELD compliance fast approaches, we’re excited to announce a new Hours of Service (HOS) Violations Scheduled Report that leverages the Samsara ELD solution to gain automatic visibility into violations, enabling you to more easily identify and correct non-compliant driver behavior.

Introducing Proximity - A Solution for Responding to Public Complaints

Introducing Proximity - A Solution for Responding to Public Complaints

August 31, 2017

Fleet managers have all faced this situation: The phone rings with angry caller on the line claiming that your driver recklessly cut them off.

Improve Fleet Safety with Samsara

Improve Fleet Safety with Samsara

August 25, 2017

With the introduction of Safety Reports and the CM11 Dash Cam, Samsara now offers the most integrated modern fleet management solution on the market.

Samsara - Now 100% Compliant with the FMCSA's ELD Mandate

Samsara - Now 100% Compliant with the FMCSA's ELD Mandate

July 10, 2017

The July release of Samsara's fleet management solution is fully compliant with the upcoming FMCSA ELD Mandate.

Samsara Raises $40M in Series C Growth Financing

Samsara Raises $40M in Series C Growth Financing

June 21, 2017

San Francisco -- Samsara, the leader in Internet-connected sensor systems, today announced $40 million in Series C financing led by General Catalyst, with participation from existing investor Andreessen Horowitz and Samsara’s founders. The round valued Samsara at over $530 million as the company’s revenues grow in excess of 250% annually.

Introducing the VG34 IoT Gateway with High-Speed LTE Connectivity

Introducing the VG34 IoT Gateway with High-Speed LTE Connectivity

June 07, 2017

We're excited to unveil our latest IoT gateway for vehicles, now with high-speed 4G LTE Connectivity

Introducing A Better Way To Dispatch

Introducing A Better Way To Dispatch

February 22, 2017

We’re pleased to release a massive update to Samsara Dispatch, which introduces faster dispatching of jobs, full visibility of jobs in progress, and accurate historical job records.

Samsara DVIR: Faster Issue Resolution & Fewer Breakdowns

Samsara DVIR: Faster Issue Resolution & Fewer Breakdowns

February 15, 2017

Samsara DVIR simplifies the reporting process and eliminates all the paperwork for drivers and mechanics. Samsara’s electronic DVIR helps drivers efficiently complete inspections and share findings directly with mechanics, creating an efficient communication loop.

New Fleet Summary - Key Info At A Glance

New Fleet Summary - Key Info At A Glance

December 27, 2016

Announcing the Fleet Summary Report, which shows a real-time overview of your entire fleet in just a click.

Introducing the Next Generation EM-Series Sensors

Introducing the Next Generation EM-Series Sensors

December 12, 2016

Introducing the new EM-series sensors - next generation ruggedized, wireless, Internet-connected sensors.

Introducing Samsara’s Preventive Maintenance

Introducing Samsara’s Preventive Maintenance

October 25, 2016

We're adding Preventive Maintenance to the Samsara fleet solution. It's built to ensure every vehicle is optimally serviced, reducing costs, and avoiding breakdowns.

3 Ways To Right-Size Your Fleet

3 Ways To Right-Size Your Fleet

October 12, 2016

Today's fleet managers are under increasing pressure to reduce costs, and trimming vehicle totals is the most impactful way. We highlight easy methods to increase vehicle utilization and run a more efficient fleet.

How To Eliminate Unauthorized Vehicle Use

How To Eliminate Unauthorized Vehicle Use

October 11, 2016

Knowing how your vehicles are being used around the clock is important to reduce the risk of unauthorized use. Learn how to track vehicle location and driver, identify suspect usage, and be alerted when issues arise.

How to Build More Efficient Fleets with Geofence Alerts

How to Build More Efficient Fleets with Geofence Alerts

October 08, 2016

Geofence alerts are incredibly valuable yet often underutilized technology in fleet management. Here are a few ways to use Geofence Alerts to build more efficient operations.

Introducing the Samsara Blog

Introducing the Samsara Blog

October 07, 2016

The go-to place for the latest on Samsara's products, plus pro tips to run a more efficient business.