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Volvo Trucks Samsara Mou

Volvo, Mack, Samsara sign MOU for integrated telematics solution for fleets and drivers

Sept. 9, 2020
The companies plan to investigate providing a single-source telematics service including compliance services, cameras, trailer sensors, safety, and maintenance services via Samsara’s platform.

To continue offering further options in integrated connectivity solutions for fleets and drivers, Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Samsara to investigate providing an all-encompassing, single-source telematics service including compliance services, cameras, trailer sensors, safety, maintenance services, and more available via Samsara’s platform.

“We look forward to working with Samsara and their unique data systems,” said Conal Deedy, director of customer productivity solutions, Volvo Trucks North America. “This opportunity allows us to explore how our customers can leverage Samsara’s integrated solutions for more efficient fleet management.”

“Volvo Trucks is at the forefront of connectivity, and we’re always looking to bring solutions to the market that help increase operational efficiency, safety, and sustainability for our customers,” said Ashley Murickan, product marketing manager, Volvo Trucks North America.

“We are pleased to be working with Samsara and their unique approach to analyzing data,” said David Pardue, vice president of connected vehicles and uptime services for Mack Trucks. “Through our planned collaboration, we will investigate how Mack customers can benefit from their integrated fleet management solutions.”

Samsara’s portfolio of complete IoT solutions combine hardware, software, and cloud to bring real-time visibility, analytics, and AI to operations. The company serves over 15,000 customers across diverse sizes and industries, including transportation and logistics, field services, energy, construction, and other sectors.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Volvo Trucks, particularly given our shared belief that driver safety and overall experience is of the utmost importance,” said Chris Mozzocchi, director, OEM integrations at Samsara. “Today marks the beginning of a partnership that will eventually span numerous products and services so customers can run safer and more efficient fleets.”

“With a number of Mack vehicles currently on the Samsara platform, we’re thrilled about this opportunity to examine how to make their embedded telematics data even more seamlessly integrated,” said Rushil Goel, vice president and general manager, fleet management at Samsara. “Through this MOU, we hope to provide fleet managers and drivers with a more holistic understanding of their data and in turn, operate a safer and more efficient fleet.”

Details regarding specific offerings to be developed have not yet been finalized.

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