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Rate Limits

The Samsara APIs have rate limits in place to protect our services from API traffic spikes that could put them at risk.

Global Rate Limits

These rate limits apply to all API endpoints:

  • Per token
    • Each API access token may make 150 API requests per second
  • Per organization
    • Each organization may make 200 API requests per second

In other words, a single API token may only make 150 requests per second. An organization may have multiple API tokens, but an organization may only make 200 total requests per second.

Per API Rate Limits

These rate limits apply to specific endpoints. Your organization is limited to the number of requests listed below for a given endpoint, regardless of how many API tokens are being used. If an endpoint is not listed here, then it uses the global rate limit described above.

EndpointRequests per second
GET /fleet/equipment/stats150
GET /fleet/equipment/stats/feed150
GET /fleet/equipment/stats/history150
GET /v1/fleet/trailers/assignments100
GET /v1/fleet/trailers/:trailerId/assignments100
GET /v1/sensors/history100
GET /fleet/hos/logs30
GET /v1/fleet/drivers/inactive75
GET /v1/fleet/drivers/summary75
GET /v1/fleet/hos_logs_summary30
GET /v1/fleet/messages75
GET /fleet/vehicles/tachograph-files/history150
GET /fleet/drivers/tachograph-files/history50
GET /fleet/drivers/efficiency50
GET /fleet/vehicles/safety-scores5
GET /fleet/drivers/safety-scores5
GET /v1/fleet/vehicles/:vehicleId/safety/score5
GET /v1/fleet/drivers/:driverId/safety/score5
GET /v1/fleet/dispatch/routes50
POST /v1/fleet/dispatch/routes50
GET /v1/fleet/dispatch/routes/job_updates50
POST /v1/fleet/vehicles/:vehicleId/dispatch/routes50
POST /v1/fleet/drivers/:driverId/dispatch/routes50

Rate Limit Error

When an application hits a rate limit, the API will return an API response with a HTTP status code of 429 Too Many Requests.

The response will include the following header:

HeaderDescription
Retry-AfterSuggested time to wait before retrying (in seconds). Example: 0.40235

Updated 2 months ago


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