What does the "Disconnected" duty status mean?
A driver's duty status may appear as "Disconnected" in the Samsara Dashboard if the Samsara Driver App does not have an active internet connection to the cloud.
Below are two examples of how it appears in the Driver HOS Report:
This may occur because of one of two cases:
- The tablet or phone that the driver is using is not connected to the internet or is in an area with poor internet connectivity.
- The Samsara Driver App is running in the background and the tablet or phone has put the app to sleep.
If this occurs, the driver's log will show a faded gray line, indicating that the driver is disconnected.
Essentially, the Samsara Driver App will continue to track the driver's Hours of Service locally, until it reconnects to the internet. Although the driver is shown as disconnected, it will store any status changes and upload the data to the cloud thereafter. Once the data is uploaded to the cloud, the Samsara Dashboard will update to show the driver's logs for the disconnected period.