When you plan a route you minimally define the start and end locations. If you add multiple stops, you can also take advantage of the optimize route feature. You can change the stop settings in Dispatch Settings. And if you want to set up recurring routes, you can configure the route frequency.
To plan a route:
(Optional) Add the address to the Samsara address book (Settings ( ) > Fleet > Addresses/Geofences).
Select Dispatch () > Routes.
Select + Create New Route.
From the dropdown, enter the address or select the address book entry to which you want to dispatch a vehicle. Samsara calculates approximate drive times for your fleet and lists the vehicles in order of arrival time from their current location.
Select Dispatch > Routes.
Enter a descriptive route name and assign the route to a vehicle or a driver. If you assign the route to a vehicle, drivers who are signed into the vehicle can access this route on their Samsara Driving app.
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.
(Optional) If you want drivers to repeat the route, select Repeat this route, choose the route frequency, and click Done.
Define the route schedule and add any stops along the route.
If you add multiple stops, you can Optimize Route to enable Samsara to order the stops for the most fastest route. Or, if you want to plan the order of the stops manually, you drag and drop them in the desired order and then Calculate Departure Times. Notes added to route stops will be visible to drivers in the Samsara Driver App under the respective stop. The route view for fleet administrators does not include the driver notes.
Create Route when done.
Your new route will appear on the Routes dashboard in the timeframe you set and in the Samsara Driver App for the Driver or the current Driver assigned to the Vehicle you selected. Drivers can see their current assigned routes and any routes scheduled within the next two days. At any time, you can return to the Routes page to Edit (or Delete) the route, if needed.