Dispatching Route4Me Routes to Samsara
Route4Me’s partnership with Samsara IoT telematics vendor provides effortless integration for frictionless route dispatching and tracking experience. To dispatch routes from your Route4Me account to your Samsara account, first, you need to establish a telematics connection between both accounts. Once the Samsara telematics connection is established between your Route4Me and Samsara accounts, all corresponding Samsara vehicles are automatically imported into your Route4Me account. To dispatch a particular route from the Route4Me Web Platform to the associated Samsara account, you need to assign one of the imported Samsara vehicles to this route and then “Approve to Execute” this route respectively. After that, the dispatched Route4Me route instantly becomes available on the associated Samsara account where it can be used and modified accordingly.
To establish a telematics connection between your Samsara and Route4Me accounts, first, go to the “My Account” tab from the navigation menu and then select “Telematics Gateway.”
On the “Telematics Gateway” page, click on the “Add Telematics Connection” button to create a new telematics connection between your Samsara and Route4Me accounts.
After that, first, input the preferred name for the new connection into the corresponding field and then select “Samsara” from the “Telematics Vendor” drop-down list.
Next, input your Samsara API key and Account ID/Database Name into the corresponding fields and then define the preferred vehicle position refresh rate accordingly. After that, check the corresponding box to authorize Route4Me to connect to your Samsara account and then click on the “Save” button to finish.
The “Vehicle Position Refresh Rate” is the frequency at which Route4Me’s telematics gateway retrieves vehicle tracking data from the corresponding telematics partner. Most telematics vendors receive and store data between 1 and 5 minutes, while other vendors can capture data at a higher frequency. With Route4Me, you are able to set up the preferred Vehicle Position Refresh Rate and extract the tracking data as quickly as every second.
To get your Samsara API key and Account ID/Database Name, after logging into your Samsara account, first, click on the gear icon in the top right corner of the screen to open the account settings and then go to “API Tokens” from the navigation menu on the left.
On the “API Tokens” page, you can create a new API Token specifically for your Route4Me account or use one of the existing API Tokens accordingly. Your Samsara Account ID/Database Name is displayed in the “groupId” field next to the name of your Samsara account.
Once the connection is successfully established, it can be viewed and edited on the “Telematics Gateway” page accordingly. In the “Synced Vehicle Count” column, you can check the percentage of successfully imported vehicles from your Samsara account.
To view or edit the imported Samsara vehicles, first, go to the “Team” tab from the navigation menu and then select “Vehicles” accordingly.
After that, on the “Vehicles” page, you can view all imported Samsara vehicles and edit them accordingly. To learn more about creating, editing, and managing your Vehicles on the Route4Me Web Platform, visit this page.
To view the Samsara vehicles that were imported from your Samsara account into your Route4Me account, go to the “Overview” tab from the main screen.
To dispatch a particular Route4Me route to Samsara, first, you need to assign one of the imported Samsara vehicles to this route. To learn more about all methods of assigning vehicles to routes on the Route4Me Web Platform, visit this page.
After assigning one of the imported Samsara vehicles to the route, this route can be dispatched and sent to the associated Samsara account. To dispatch the route opened in the Route Editor, first, go to “Operations” and then select “Approve to Execute” accordingly. To learn more about all methods of dispatching routes from the Route4Me Web Platform, visit this page.
Once the route is “Approved to Execute” and dispatched from the Route4Me Web Platform, this route is automatically sent to the associated Samsara account and instantly becomes available in the “Routes” tab of the corresponding Samsara account.
When dispatching a route from the Route4Me Web Platform to Samsara, a copy of the dispatched route is created and sent to the associated Samsara account so that both Route4Me and Samsara routes can be used and modified separately on both platforms without affecting one another.
When you update routes on the Route4Me Web Platform, you can synchronize all changes with the associated routes on your Samsara account. To do so, you need to set the route that you want to update to “Unapproved to Execute” and then back to “Approved to Execute.”