Tags are applied to vehicles and drivers in the Samsara Dashboard to segment them into teams or easily identifiable groups.
You can add unlimited vehicles and drivers to each tag, and vehicles and drivers can have multiple different tags.
Creating a Tag
To add a tag, navigate to Settings > Tags, then click "Create a tag". Name the tag, add vehicles and drivers, and click save.
They enable managers to zero in on the performance of individual teams, such as fuel, safety, or route performance.
Use nesting to create sub-categories within your tags. For example, under a wider 'Distribution' group (also known as the Parent tag), create more specific (Child) tags for subcategories (such as regions) that fall under Distribution.
Create a nested (child) tag by navigating to Settings > Tags > Create a Tag. Name the tag and select any appropriate Drivers and Devices. Check "Nest this tag under" then select the parent tag in the dropdown below.
Once successfully nesting one or more tags, you will see them compiled together on the Tags page.
Viewing Tags in the Dashboard
You can view tagged vehicles and drivers in Samsara Fleet Overview. Just click on the Tag name to view just that tag, or click on multiple tags to view multiple teams.
Tags are also powerful when used in Samsara Reports. Use them to zero-in on the performance of individual teams, such as fuel, safety, or route performance.
If nested tags exist, select a parent tag to select all of its children at once. You can also select child tags individually by clicking the arrow next to the parent they nest under.
Samsara Admins can use tags to give their users access to team-specific information.
For example, many Samsara-managed fleets have multiple divisions, each with their own division manager and dispatcher. They use tags to separate divisions and give division-specific employees access to just their division. The employees will only see the information for their vehicles and drivers.
Give tag-specific access to admins by navigating to Settings > Tags, then click "Add user to tag" and enter user's email and role (level of access).