Samsara’s Dispatch feature allows you to identify the best vehicle to complete a dispatch, create a route, and assign to a driver in real-time. Dispatching can be done in two ways on the Samsara dashboard: By address, or from any map.
By Address or Latitude and Longitude
To dispatch a vehicle to a location in your Address Book, navigate to the Dispatch page. From the dropdown, select an address book entry or enter in the latitude and longitude (ex: 41.40338, 2.17403) that you would like to dispatch a vehicle to. Samsara will calculate approximate drive times for your fleet, allowing to select a vehicle based on arrival time from current location. Select the vehicle you’d like to dispatch, create the route, and send it to the driver.
Here is an article on how to Create a Route.
From any Map
To dispatch from any map in the Samsara dashboard, right-click on a point on the map and select “Dispatch a vehicle here.” Samsara will bring you to the Dispatch screen and allow you to choose a vehicle based on arrival time from current location. Select the vehicle you’d like to dispatch, create the route, and it'll be sent to driver or whomever selected that specified vehicle.
Please note that when selecting a driver to dispatch, it will show you their HOS data: