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Samsara

Up Front Cost Monthly Cost 3-year Total Cost
$99 $33 $1287


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Specification

Display Device

Type: BYOD (Bring your own device)

OS: Android and iOS

Features

DVIR

Two-way messaging

Engine Info (MPGs, faults, etc)

IFTA

Drivers can make log corrections

Price per unit

Up-front cost: 99

Monthly cost: 33

3-year Total Cost: 1287

General

Complies with latest ELD Mandate standards: Yes

Transmits logs to DOT via: Web (Email / Web Services)

Vendor: Samsara

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    Joe October 10, 2017 at 8:06 pm
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    Simple and easy to use app. Device is easy to connect to vehicle.

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    John October 11, 2017 at 12:45 pm
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    Easiest technology to install and manage hands down. They also have cameras and environmental monitors so I only need to use one dashboard. I’ve looked at other fleet management solutions (Fleetmatics, Keep Truckin, Omnitracts, etc) and they don’t even compare. Customer support is a huge plus too!

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    Steve F. October 11, 2017 at 12:47 pm
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    Absolute best system for fleet management, amazing customer service, and my HOS drivers love the app.

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    Aaron October 11, 2017 at 2:11 pm
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    I have been using Samsara for about 8 months. great elog GREAT GPS. Woudl like for scheduled reports to be better, for example IFTA REPORTS should be able to be scheduled monthly or quarterly. Support has been good the couple of times I have needed them as well.

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    james October 11, 2017 at 4:26 pm
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    super easy to use, very accurate

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    Anon October 12, 2017 at 5:22 am

    Awful! Shows driving when you’re not, therefore showing a violation when it shouldn’t. Also, no known way to switch countries.

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      Roger Ferris November 26, 2017 at 11:35 am

      You are correct about the driving when off duty.

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    Bobby B. October 12, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Incredibly simple and easy. Very accurate GPS (helicopter view is awesome)!!

    Can’t say enough great things about customer service and support. AND they are located in the U.S.A.

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    Ian October 12, 2017 at 10:53 am
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    SUPER easy to install and use! Great customer service and support. Drivers love it too.

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    Taylor October 12, 2017 at 11:39 am
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    I tested so many systems in anticipation of this mandate, and our owner was very adamant about getting something easy to use/ deploy with extensive support. Samsara is top notch, ahead of the industry and great pricing. WiFi is free. We partnered with them for 5 years and couldn’t be happier! We just deployed their dash cameras as well.

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    Teddy October 12, 2017 at 12:54 pm
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    clean interface, real time data. Reports are great, wifi hotspot is free? By far the best system we tested. Temperature monitoring and dash cameras are HUGE.

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    BOBBY T October 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm
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    Easy, simple, no headaches. Realtime GPS (Helicopter view is awesome)!! Mobile app for ELD is incredibly easy and my drivers love it. Customer service and support is top notch!! Can’t say enough good things about product.

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    Tim October 19, 2017 at 11:26 am

    The elog portion of their service is crap, we have a fleet of otr and local drivers and have been on the system about 3 weeks. Everyday we have problems with it changing our duty status. Example today drove 5 hrs went on duty while unloading then went in sleeper for short nap while awaiting next assignment, pressed driving button to drive and after 1 minute it switched to show I had been driving for 6:43 and changed my graph so I had to pull over and do an edit to correct it. We have tried the app on iPhone and Samsung tablets same issues on both. Also if u do drop and hook during the day don’t write up anything because if u do u will not be able to do another dvir on their system till the first one is certified fixed by you. Customer service reply when asked about that issue was ” well we never thought about someone pulling multiple trailers and doing multiple dvir” I would not recommend their elog app to anyone. 0 stars

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      Kes November 20, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      Please let us know if they resolved your issue.
      I am seriously considering going with them over Keeptrucking

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      Anonymous November 6, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      Tim,
      Did Samsara support resolve your issue?

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      Samsara October 23, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      Hi Tim – We’re sorry you haven’t had a positive experience. We have many drop and hook customers and have worked closely with them to build our DVIR process, so we hope we can make the process work for you too. One of our senior support engineers would like to connect to work through the issues you’ve been having. Please reach out to support@samsara.com, so that we can help you resolve this! Thanks, The Samsara Team

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    PJ Trucking November 13, 2017 at 11:53 am
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    Best system on the market, does way more than any other vendors we did trials of, best software to support the easy to install cables and monitors, definitely worth or look for anyone with a fleet, especially reefers!!!!

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    Brent November 16, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    I have a question. Do you have something that just does the e log? I am totally independent and I don’t need any damn tracking. I just need to be compliant with this stupid law! I just need something for the scale man.

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      ELD Ratings November 16, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      Hi Brent,
      Good question. A lot of ELD providers (Samsara included) have a basic ELD only plan that just does logs and not much else. However, most of those do still have some basic tracking feature included with that. But they are still very affordable, and in your situation you’d have no need to even use the tracking piece.

      If you’re looking for something that really has no tracking feature whatsoever you might consider VDO RoadLog. Their most basic unit doesn’t even have a cellular connection. It just prints off small paper logs within the truck.

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    Aaron November 17, 2017 at 4:12 pm
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    We looked at everything and they’re hands down the best system to use for ELD Compliance and making my fleet run as efficient as possible. Love the fact that I can also see what’s happening with the engines in real time. My maintenance guy know what’s going on with the trucks before they roll in to the shop. Also, they come with WiFi hotspots so there’s no need to pay for data plans anymore.

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    Brian November 19, 2017 at 12:54 am
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    Im driver. Just switching to eld and been them for about a month they are driver freidly easy to use

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    Mickey November 19, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Just wondering if anyone knows if this ELD has personal conveyance / yard move feature on app

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      ELD Ratings November 19, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      Hi Mickey,
      Yes it does. All mandate compliant ELDs are required to have those two features. However, it is up to the carrier whether or not to enable them.

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    MIKE M November 19, 2017 at 11:57 am
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    I’ve been using Samsara eld for couple weeks now and i’m very dissapointed.
    I really like the interface and simplicity of the app, but it keeps switching duty status by itself.
    The other day i’ve selected yard movement to drop trailer at our terminal and drive around terminal building to pickup another trailer. Samsara app switched my duty status to driving without me even knowing about it.
    Suppousedly it shouldn’t switch to driving if you are in off duty, sleeper or on duty status and move your truck without going over 5mph. It doesn’t always work.
    I was fueling my truck at a truck stop and i was in on duty not driving mode. After fueling i pulled my truck forward slowly to let another truck behind me use same fuel pump and went inside to get my fuel receipt. To my surprise the app switched my status to driving even though i barerly moved.

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      Eric November 21, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      Has this issue been fixed?

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        Jay November 21, 2017 at 3:50 pm

        Yes.

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    Eric November 21, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Can the tracking be disabled. I am a owner operated and have only 1 truck. No need to track it.

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      Jay November 21, 2017 at 3:51 pm

      It’s included in the service, but you don’t need to use the tracking if you don’t want to.

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    Jake November 21, 2017 at 10:08 pm
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    Feedback has been great from my drivers. The back end admin screen is unbelievably helpful in tracking our fleet. We’ve been very impressed with Samsara and availability to help anytime we have questions about the ELD mandate. We partnered with them for the next 3 years and couldn’t be happier

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    Zoran November 22, 2017 at 4:05 am

    I’m a little confused, is Samsara system considered as ELD or AOBRD? Their online certificate says it’s an AOBRD:
    https://www.samsara.com/pdf/docs/samsara-eld-certificate.pdf
    My question is if I supply my current fleet with their VG gateways before the Dec mandate and then in 2 months I buy 20 more trucks, do those 20 new trucks have to be on a different system now? My understanding of the implementation timeline is that any unit equipped with AOBRD before Dec 18th 2017 is good and compliant until Dec 2019. And that after Dec 18th 2017 all new trucks in my fleet would now have to be on ELD devices unless they were traded for an old truck originally equipped with AOBRD prior to December 2017 or if they replaced a salvaged truck that was originally equipped with an AOBRD device. And that only in this scenario can the old AOBRD device be used in a new truck. Am I being misinformed? I appreciate and I’m grateful for any input in advance.

    Thank you

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      Jay December 12, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      It can be used as an AOBRD if you would like. There is an option in your user platform to switch it to AOBRD mode.

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      ELD Ratings November 22, 2017 at 8:10 am

      Hi Zoran,
      Your understanding of the AOBRD vs ELD requirements sounds correct. You may want to contact Samsara directly to ask them about running their device under AOBRD vs ELD rules. Feel free to contact us as well if you have other questions.

      Thanks

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    Roger Ferris November 26, 2017 at 11:28 am

    One of the worst I’ve used by far. Been off duty parked In my driveway and it put me on drive line. No way to fix that. Apparently the truck drove around my home town of 8 square miles for 16 hours. I don’t know how it claims to be compliant when you cannot do a split sleeper.

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    Paul November 29, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Is it in fact an AOBRD or an ELD?

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      Jay December 12, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      It can be used as both. You can switch it to AOBRD mode in your dashboard if you have the device before the 18th. Then, whenever applicable, you can switch it to ELD mode at your convenience.

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      ELD Ratings November 29, 2017 at 5:21 pm

      Samsara is a self-certified ELD on the FMCSA’s list. If you have questions about their features I’d recommend contacting their sales folks to get those answers and see a demo.

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    Johnathan December 11, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Will the SAMSARA ELD work on my 2016 Dodge 3500 Ram dually through the OBD connector?

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      Dante December 11, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      Yes it will!

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    John December 11, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    Stupid app .goes on duty when you are sleeping.the problem you can’t change it.lot of tickets are coming

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    Courtney December 14, 2017 at 9:59 am
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    Great customer support! Have been with a few of the “big guys” (Verizon, ahem) for GPS, but Samsara has really taken care of me any time I had questions. You have no idea how big of a deal that is for a small company like mine

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    ana December 18, 2017 at 1:19 pm
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    Driver app very easy to use. Admin Dashboard has great features. Best part is there is no big upfront cost like w the other companies, just a monthly fee per device. so it makes it more affordable.

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