About the Program

Canal Test Drive features a telematics device powered by Samsara, a leader in trucking technology solutions. Simply install the device in your truck, and miles driven will be reported electronically on a monthly basis to calculate your insurance cost. And the best part? We’ll cover the entire cost of the Canal Test Drive device for as long as you’re in the program.

Basic Criteria

Less than two years in business

Trucking operations with a DOT number

Operating one truck In the United States


  • Only pay for the miles you drive each month (not idle time)
  • No monthly paperwork
  • No monthly minimum premium
  • Paperless cab/document storage
  • No large out-of-pocket startup cost, making it one of the lowest in the industry
  • Deposit can be applied to your renewal policy
  • Mobile app

The Canal Test Drive device meets the requirements for electronic logging (as mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) and can assist with required IFTA reporting, as stated by Samsara.

Canal Test Drive Instructional Resources for Insureds

Getting started with Samsara
Getting started with Samsara - part 2

Agent Marketing Materials


Already a Canal Test Drive client? Support is always available:

Email: TestDrive@canal-ins.com