Samsara’s Routes feature allows you to build routes and track and share driver progress in real-time.
To create a route, select Fleet > Routes and click +Create New Route button.
In the New Route page, input a descriptive route name and assign the route to a vehicle or a driver. If assigned to a vehicle, drivers who are signed into the vehicle can access this route on their Samsara Driving App.
Note: Routes may also be left unassigned, but unassigned routes will only appear in the Samsara Driver app if you enable unassigned route selection for drivers. Otherwise progress for unassigned routes is not tracked.
You can set up Repeating Routes by selecting the Repeat this route checkbox. This will open a pop-up window where you can set the parameters of your recurring route.
Note: For repeating routes, check out the Route Analytics report (Reports>Route Analytics) to gain insight into your recurring route historical performance.
Setting Route Start and Stops
Typically, routes require a start and at least one stop or job destination. You can create the route’s start location and the stops in the Route Schedule section. Select your route’s desired start date and time in the Route Start Time field.
Add stops along your route by selecting the Add a job button. From there, select the destination (either manually or from your Address Book), set the scheduled arrival time and, if applicable, add departure time, or notes.
Note: Routes works best when addresses are added to your Address Book. For more information, please reference our guide on Using the Address Book.
In order to start a route, a vehicle must leave the start location. This will set the route status to En Routeinstead of Scheduled. For more information on statuses, please review our article on Route Timeliness.
When all your destinations are added, you can finalize your route by selecting Create Route. Your new route will appear on the Routes dashboard in the timeframe you set, as well as in the Samsara Driver app for the Driver or the current Driver assigned to the Vehicle you selected. Drivers can see the currently assigned routes, and routes up to two days in the future.