Another year in Louisville in the books! The team was involved in a number of activities, including speaking engagements, meet-and-greets at our booth, and connecting with our partners. Events like MATS help shape our product and company as we continue to grow and create tools for the modern fleet.

Here’s a quick recap of our experience at MATS 2019.

Successful sessions

Motive hosted two sessions that focused on improving your fleet’s safety, efficiency, and bottom line through modern technology and data.

Turning data into insights. Using ELDs and video to increase efficiency and safety

Motive’s product managers Rahul Chhabria and Will Van Eaton spoke about how to use data and technology to improve business. Specifically, they spoke about how our Smart Dashcam and telematics data can be used to support a successful safety program through effective driver coaching. They explored the Smart Dashcam’s cost-saving insights, its ability to increase productivity, and how video and telematics data can help fleets make accurate, data-driven decisions. 

When these telematics insights are used correctly, a fleet’s safety can improve. One example from a real customer showed that in the first four months of use, hard braking declined by 50%.

Benefits of ELD and factoring services for your trucking company

Grace Woody from OTR Capital and Josh Tobin, Motive’s Manager of Strategic Partnerships, dug into how data from ELDs can be leveraged by third-party factoring companies to provide working capital solutions so fleets can maintain positive cash flow while growing their business. Woody explained how location data from an ELD is used by OTR to verify a successful delivery quickly. This can help put money into the carrier’s hands faster.

Tobin emphasized the importance of using an ELD that goes beyond compliance and GPS features. Integrations with video devices like the Motive Smart Dashcam can provide valuable context into the data that an ELD surfaces. Here is footage that was used in the presentation.


A typical ELD would record only a hard corner. Motive’s Smart Dashcam bundles all data points that can be used to prevent future incidents through proper coaching. Tobin explains that without video, the admin would only see a hard corner in the dashboard instead of understanding their driver just safely avoided a major collision.

MATS makeover

This year we unveiled our new booth design equipped with touchscreen experiences tailored to drivers, fleet managers, and company decision makers. The booth also had a private meeting room.

We used the booth to tell our story. “Choose your own adventure” touchscreens led users through a unique journey, all dependent on their specific needs and concerns. No matter their path, they found that Motive is here to help streamline fleet management, cut costs, increase driver safety, and grow their business.

Customer connection

We enjoyed the visitors at our booth, the guests at our presentations, and the conversations we had. Whichever way we connected, we thoroughly enjoyed our time.

Until next time

Did you miss us at MATS and want to get in touch? Contact us at (844) 257-6396 or email