With the Samsara Driver App, you can complete electronic DVIRs and inspection reports, track your Hours of Service (HoS) activities, receive routing information, and keep in touch with dispatch using two-way messaging. After you install and log in to the app, you can customize and utilize the app for your daily activities.
To get started with the Samsara Driver App, reference the following topics:
Enable and configure display, HoS, and accessibility settings as well as view supplemental resources and the app version, or submit app feedback. For more information, see Samsara Driver App Version and Settings.
The following list summarizes a few of the routing features you can complete using the Samsara Driver App:
To ensure the Samsara Driver App performs at its best, Samsara recommends the following best practices:
Verify current app version: Ensure you are using the optimal version of the app by regularly verifying that the app is the most recent app version. To do this automatically, at the end of each shift, log out of the app. The app verifies the app version and applies updates every time you sign out and back in to the app.
Configure time zone: Ensure that the setting for the device time zone is set to update automatically (recommended) or ensure that the time zone reflects the time zone where you are located. Variances between the device time zone and your current location can create difficulties with document submissions and HOS features.
Update duty status: If you are a driver that needs to track HoS activities, ensure you select the appropriate duty status before each driving activity. Failure to select status before Personal Conveyance (PC) or Yard Move (YM) activity may automatically update your status to On-Duty.
Sign out regularly: Sign out ( ) of the app at the end of every shift. When you sign out, the app will automatically perform any updates including the following actions:
Sync data with the fleet dashboard.
Remove you from the vehicle assignment to prevent an incorrect association of future vehicle driving activity with you.
Complete the sign out process: When you sign out, verify the process is complete before you close the app. If you close the app before the process is complete, your On-Duty status may persist.
For guided video tutorials of Samsara Driver App workflows, visit the Samsara Driver App Video Library.