Samsara Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Samsara

All-in-one fleet operations management platform

4.26/5 (88 reviews)

Samsara overview

Samsara is a fleet operations management platform designed to help various industries including transportation, logistics and construction streamline fleet operations with features like GPS fleet tracking, ELD compliance, routing and dispatch, documents, reporting and alerts, and more. Live GPS tracking shows where vehicles are in real time, helping users share accurate ETAs with customers. Reporting tools enable users to plan more efficient routes, while integrated dash cams, driver safety scores, and automatic alerts for speeding, idling, and geofences help users protect their business and assets. Samsara is an FMCSA-approved ELD solution.

Samsara works with all types of vehicles, from cars and buses to trucks and specialized vehicles, allowing a single dashboard to unify the management of these mixed fleets and mobile assets. Distracted driving detection, automatic incident upload and in-cab voice coaching tools serve to enhance fleet safety, while two-way messaging helps users streamline fleet communication. Samsara enables users to capture documents in real time by taking photos of items such as delivery and fuel receipts. Users have quick access to these documents, as well as other notes and relevant fleet data. Samsara supports paperless DVIRs, allowing users to carry out pre- and post- trip vehicle inspections and walkarounds via any mobile device. Other key features include usage-based maintenance, automatic historical logs, trailer tracking, open REST APIs, and more.
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Pricing

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Markets

United States, Canada, Europe, Germany, Mexico, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Samsara screenshot: GPS fleet tracking technology allows users to see exactly where their vehicles are on the mapDemo - Samsara for FleetsSamsara screenshot: Set up alerts for safety, maintenance, location, and critical conditionsSamsara screenshot: Generate efficiency reports for fuel consumption, utilization, route performance, and driver behaviorSamsara screenshot: Monitor specialized equipment like reefers, snow plows, and streets sweepersSamsara screenshot: Review collisions, near-misses, and distracted driving events with HD footage

Samsara reviews

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Ease of use
Customer support
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James Bent

A great system

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-08-06
Review Source: Capterra

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.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.

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Shannon DeGuglielmo

Sounds silly, but it is a game changer.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-04-12
Review Source: Capterra

The system is a problem solver. Whether it is complaints about a buses timing, a missed stop, a "where is our bus", or a call about a speeding bus, we have immediate access to the information we need. I recently had a driver lost...I was able to walk him through turn by turn how to get to his destination over our 2 way radio. It was amazing.I think the ease of use is the best part of it all and then the real time access to all of our vehicles is fantastic. No more, "Our bus never came." I can easily look and see - yes it was a this time, the same as every other day. It also helps work with drivers who may be struggling that we did not realize were struggling.

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Juan Lopez

Samsara Fleet Solution

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-27
Review Source: Capterra

Truly and completely satisfied. I would not choose ANY other software. I have worked with them almost 3 years and have implemented across 3 different fleets with little to no issues. It is truly a Lilium inter spinas, "a Lily among the thorns"Accurate. Ease of use. All encompassing. ALWAYS improving and feature packed. NEXT generation LIVE tracking, 3 second delay, this is absolutely amazing. Complete and total control of the fuel usage in both trucks AND refrigerated trailers. Elog is effective and easy to manage WHEN properly used.

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Kevin McClure

Easy to use, does most of what we need

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-02-15
Review Source: Capterra

Working with samsara has been good, initially watch out how you sign up with the overall contract, make sure you sign up through Samsara and not the financing company they send over first.Uses google maps, so little to no learning curve on how to operate the GPS software. Quick refresh time, about 15-20 second delay from actual location when driving, very good compared to 1 minute delays from other companies. Easy to add locations in bulk through csv list importing, easy to see where vehicles are on the map and where they have been.

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Sharron Thompson

Samsara ELD's

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-09-25
Review Source: Capterra

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.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.

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Samsara pricing

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Samsara features

API
Activity Dashboard
GPS
Location Tracking
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Updates
Reporting & Statistics
Route Management
Route Optimization

Automated Scheduling (22 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (26 other apps)
Data Import/Export (23 other apps)
Delivery Tracking (35 other apps)
Email Notifications (24 other apps)
Geographic Maps (23 other apps)
Order Management (22 other apps)
Real Time Data (27 other apps)
Shipping Management (36 other apps)
Status Tracking (27 other apps)
Third Party Integration (31 other apps)

Additional information for Samsara

Key features of Samsara

  • Centralized record-keeping
  • Digital signatures
  • Dispatch management
  • Distracted driving detection
  • Driver management
  • ELD compliance
  • Emergency dispatch
  • Fault code monitoring
  • Fleet/equipment management
  • Fuel card management
  • Fuel management
  • GPS tracking
  • Geofence alerts
  • Historical performance analysis
  • Hours of service management
  • In-cab voice coaching
  • Incident reporting
  • Log tracking & certification
  • Maintenance history
  • Maintenance management
  • Maintenance tracking
  • Mileage tracking
  • Paperless DVIRs
  • Quotes/estimates
  • Real time alerts
  • Real-time GPS tracking
  • Reefer monitoring
  • Safety scorecards
  • Scheduling
  • TMS, payroll, GIS integrations
  • Theft detection
  • Trailer tracking
  • Trip histories
  • Trip logs
  • Two-way messaging
  • Two-way reefer control
  • Usage-based maintenance
  • Utilization reporting
  • VIN lookup
  • Vehicle information
  • Vehicle management
  • Vehicle tracking
  • Wifi hotspot
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Benefits

• Native iOS and Android apps allow users to carry out driver-vehicle reporting (DVIR) on the go via mobile devices.

• Samsara supports usage-based maintenance, allowing users to schedule preventative maintenance based on time, actual mileage, or engine hours extending vehicle and asset lifetimes.

• Automated, customizable alerts notify mechanics immediately when any vehicle faults are detected.

• Gain visibility into fleet and driver performance with Samsara’s reporting tools on fuel efficiency and vehicle health, activity and driver behavior, and more.

• TMS (transportation management system), payroll and GIS (geographic information system) integrations, along with open REST API access, serves to streamline the user’s workflow.