When it comes to Canada and United States border-cross scenarios and even within Canada, you are subject to the rules of the jurisdiction where you are driving:
When you cross into the United States from Canada, Samsara automatically evaluates your cycle hours and shift hours (for that day) on the ruleset for United States. Previous shifts driven entirely in Canada will not be impacted by a border cross event.
When you cross into Canada from the United States, you will see that the number of dials switch from 4 to 5 and the Samsara Driver App sends an alert with a Canadian flag.
When crossing a border, Samsara also provides both automatic zone detection and manual operating zone selection. To help you understand the difference in rulesets before crossing a border you can preview the ruleset associated with the region. See the following topics for more information:
If you plan to cross a border, you can change your HOS ruleset to understand and avoid upcoming violations in the new jurisdiction. You can preview United States, Canada North, or Canada South rulesets, regardless of your present location. The HOS dials for the three supported rulesets vary slightly depend on the cycle configuration for your fleet. The Samsara Driver App also displays a banner on the HOS screen that states the app is currently in border check mode.
While in Border Check mode, the app will not switch automatically with a border cross event.
In the Samsara Driver App, tap HoS > Settings.
Click the Border Check status to optionally enable and change the ruleset.
Select a preview ruleset: United States, Canada North, or Canada South.
Save your changes to return to the HOS screen. The Samsara Driver App enables you to preview logs in the applied ruleset.
After you are done previewing the ruleset, repeat the process to turn Off other HOS rulesets.
If you travel between Canada South and Canada North, the Samsara Driver app sends an alert and prompts you to confirm the new ruleset that is applicable for the region.
When you receive this prompt, you can choose to accept (confirm) or decline (cancel) the new ruleset.
Automatic zone detection is also supported for border crossing between Canada South and the United States (including the Canada South/Alaska border); However, the Samsara Driver App will not prompt you to accept or decline the ruleset change. When crossing into the United States, you cannot manually change the operating zone to the United States.
If the Samsara Driver App does not automatically detect the region and associated ruleset or you choose to decline the ruleset change, you can manually change the ruleset.
To manually change your operating zone: