You can use an address to specify a location of interest and collect useful data about operations at each site. Each address has a customizable geofence. To add a new address:
Select the Settings icon () at the bottom of your Fleet menu to view dashboard settings.
Select + Add Address.
Enter the name and address for the location.
Addresses can be either a street address (e.g.123 Real St, Springfield) or a latitude and longitude in decimal format (e.g. 37.818440,-122.478441). Separate Latitude and Longitude coordinates using a comma (do not enter any additional spaces between the values).
(Optional) By default, the geofence boundary is a 200 meter radius from the address. Use the drawing tools above the map to adjust the geofence perimeter or shape.
(Optional) If you use tags to organize your fleet, you can also use tags to organize your Addresses. For example, a towing company may have Parking Lot addresses and Impound Lots addresses. And a shipping company may separate Unloading and Loading addresses. For more information, see Creating and Using Tags.
(Optional) To auto-dismiss safety events within the geofence, select the harsh event or policy violation to exclude it from the Safety menu.
Note: In-cab alerts will still still play within the geofence, but are automatically marked as Dismissed from the Safety Inbox
(Optional) Add any descriptive notes you want to log for the address.
(Optional) Select an Address Type:
Assigns a boundary around the address for a region of interest. You can use the geofence for route tracking as start and stop indicators when entering or exiting the geofence.
Unassigned trips contained within this geofence will be automatically annotated for ELD compliance. These automatic annotations should only be used for ELD exempt personnel, such as mechanics, fuelers, or washers. ELD subject drivers should always sign in to the Samsara Driver App and log their appropriate duty status.
Used to highlight dangerous locations where thefts or similar incidents often happen. Risk Zones appear as red geofences in the Fleet Overview ( ) Map. To view vehicles in the Risk Zone, select Sort > In Risk Zone. To set a geofence alert, see How to set up Alerts & Contacts.
Save the address.
If you need to edit an address, the changes can temporarily affect reports such as the Time On Site Report. On the address line, select Edit to modify the report or Remove to delete the address from your profile.
Uploading Addresses in Bulk
1. Upload from CSV: Select More Actions > Upload addresses.
2. Upload a .csv file with one column titled Description and one column titled Address. The address column can contain a street address or a comma-separated latitude-longitude pair.
Note that the "default radius" is used for all locations in the CSV. The geofence shape or radius can then be edited for individual locations simply by clicking on Edit for the location. Ensure that the file is formatted exactly as the sample template. See also Importing Places into Address Book in Bulk.
Once the locations have been uploaded, the descriptions for each address will show up on the map in the specified locations.