RLI Transportation partners with Industrial IoT company Samsara

RLI Transportation, a division of RLI Insurance Company, announced a partnership with Samsara, an Industrial IoT company that provides sensors and software to manage vehicle fleets and industrial operations.

The partnership will provide RLI Transportation customers within the large trucking, public auto, and commercial specialty auto industries with dashboard cameras, telematics devices, and data analytics to offer real-time visibility to fleet vehicle operations. Participating insureds who implement the Samsara solution can receive up to a 5% insurance premium credit.

“Our customers are consistently looking to improve their results through tools that enhance driver safety. Samsara’s video-based solution provides drivers with real time coaching to reduce the frequency and severity of accidents. It also helps transportation companies improve the overall safety of their fleet by providing greater visibility into hard-to-detect driving events like harsh braking, rolling stops, near-misses, speeding and distracted driving.” – Mike Haswell, RLI Transportation Vice President, Business Development and Retention.

“We are very excited to partner with RLI. Samsara is always looking for new ways to surprise and delight our customers, and RLI shares that passion. This is demonstrated in their innovative approach to investing in their customers’ safety programs.” – Iain Denham, Senior Director of Global Partner Sales at Samsara .

Established in 2015, Samsara was founded by the co-founders of Meraki (now part of Cisco Systems), the cloud-managed networking leader that powers over 2 million networks worldwide. The team of 1,300 employees is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in San Jose, Atlanta, and London. It has raised over $530 million from Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Tiger Global, and Dragoneer.