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Automatically create Samsara vehicles as assets in SafetyCulture

Learn how to automatically create Samsara vehicles as assets in SafetyCulture.

What is Samsara?

Samsara is a cloud-based fleet management platform that allows businesses to track their assets, vehicles, and equipment in real-time, collect data on their operations, and optimize their operations to improve efficiency and reduce costs.

An example of the Samsara fleet management system.

With SafetyCulture, you can set up an integration that automatically creates your Samsara vehicles as assets, empowering you to keep your vehicles well-maintained using inspection schedulesactions, and more. Over time, changes you make to your vehicles in Samsara will also automatically sync to their corresponding assets in SafetyCulture, ensuring details are always up-to-date.

Take note

  • This integration currently only supports syncing vehicles from Samsara.

Please note that this feature is currently in Early Access.

Automatically create Samsara vehicles as assets in SafetyCulture

  1. Log in to the web app.

  2. Click your organization name on the lower-left corner of the page and select Integrations.

  3. Scroll to the "Asset management systems" section and click Set up for "Samsara".

  4. Click Install integration.

  5. In the pop-up window, select your Samsara organization's server and enter your Samsara API token.

  6. Click Connect.

  7. The integration will now perform the following tasks:

    • Create a "Samsara vehicle" asset type with all the Samsara vehicle details as custom fields. If an asset type named "Samsara vehicle" already exists, that type will be updated with the required custom fields.

    • Each Samsara vehicle will be created as an asset in SafetyCulture.

When installing for the first time, the integration may take some time to sync data into SafetyCulture as assets.

Frequently asked questions

To make sure all vehicles in your Samsara organization are created as assets in SafetyCulture, please create your API token with the following scope:

  • Tag Access: Select "Entire Organization".

  • Global: Check "Global Read — this overwrites all existing Read selections".

API token settings for the Samsara integration for SafetyCulture.

Yes, you can. For any asset management system integrations, go to the installation page for the integration, check the "Delete asset data created from this integration" box, and click Uninstall integration.

Uninstall the Samsara integration on the web app.

Integrations with asset management systems sync changes to SafetyCulture every 10 minutes, so changes you make might not immediately reflect in SafetyCulture.

If an asset that was created from an asset management system integration has been archived, the asset will be automatically restored from the archive the next time the integration syncs.

If an asset has been deleted, a new asset will be created the next time the integration syncs.

The integration may have been turned off due to an authentication error. Either because the external account used for the integration no longer has access to the system or its permissions to make changes have been removed.

When this happens, an email would be sent to users with the "Platform management: Organization" permission to inform them about the error. To fix the problem, we recommend that you uninstall the integration and follow the instructions to install it again.

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