Uber Freight has announced a partnership with Samsara, an electronic logging device (ELD) and fleet management solutions provider, to help carriers with six or more trucks lower their overhead costs and manage their fleets more efficiently.
According to the terms of the partnership, eligible carriers that use Uber Freight will receive a $50 discount per vehicle for Samsara Vehicle Gateway (VG34), and a $20 discount per vehicle for Samsara Asset Gateway (AG24), with a maximum discount of $25,000.
Samsara Vehicle Gateway is an FMCSA-approved ELD that gives carriers real-time GPS tracking, WiFi hotspot connectivity, and streamlined hours of service logging, among other capabilities. The Samsara Asset Gateway (AG24) is separately attachable to trailers to provide visibility into load location.
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