If your fleet has Trailer Selection enabled, you will be able to select a trailer or trailers for your day when you select a vehicle. In the Samsara Driver App, you will also be able to enter in shipping IDs as needed.
Selecting a Trailer in the App
To select a trailer in the app, go to the Home Screen and select Vehicle. On that page, tap the right tab labeled Trailers to see a list of available trailers.
You can use the search bar to look for a specific trailer in your fleet. If you search for a trailer and it does not appear, you can then add that trailer and select it for the day.
We have made some improvements to the Shipping and Trailer ID section of the Samsara Driver App.
Previously, the shipping and Trailer IDs (if applicable) for drivers who drive past the midnight timeframe, would not automatically carry over to the following day. Moving forward, this feature will allow for drivers who are driving past midnight to have the shipping/trailer IDs carry over to the following day if the driver is logged in at midnight.
For drivers who are logged in at midnight, regardless of duty status, the app will check if they have a shipping ID or trailer number for the previous day and will carry it over to the current day automatically.
This will help save the driver's time and ensure their HOS logs are complete throughout the duration of their shift.
*Please contact Samsara Support to enable this feature for the drivers on your fleet.
Creating DVIRs for Trailers
You can create pre-trip and post-trip DVIRs for trailers, without associating them to the vehicle that you have checked out. To do this, go to the Home Screen and select "DVIR". Select which trailer you would like to complete a DVIR for, enter any defects or take photos, and certify and save the DVIR.