Vehicle Gateway:
Driver guide

Get the most up-to-date info about staying connected or compliant.


Getting started


Download the Motive Driver App

Once you’ve logged into the Fleet Dashboard, go to the Admin section to add a new vehicle.


Pair your devices

Follow the Driver App’s instructions to connect your mobile device with the
Vehicle Gateway.


Select your vehicle

Choosing a vehicle from the Driver App will allow you to connect with your vehicle (exempt drivers) and record HOS (non-exempt drivers).

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Understanding the LEDs

The Vehicle Gateway emits lights to communicate its status.

No GPS signal or mobile connection

Check cable connections

Updating firmware

Everything is working properly

Driver App is not connected

Is your Vehicle Gateway malfunctioning?

The LED lights won’t turn on, even though the device is plugged in and the engine is ON…what’s next?

Contact Motive

Reach out to our support team by calling 1-855-434-3564 or by emailing to troubleshoot the issue.

Notify your fleet

Send an email about the malfunction to your fleet manager within 24 hours.

For non-exempt drivers required to keep RODS

Keep a manual log for that day and until the ELD-enabled Vehicle Gateway is repaired or replaced. In the event of an inspection, display the previous 7 days logs from the Motive Driver App.

Next Steps

Your Vehicle Gateway is installed… what’s next?

If you want to see additional information about how your drivers can use Motive, we’ve got your questions covered.

Installation Guide
Driver Guide


How to install and assign the Vehicle Gateway

To install the Vehicle Gateway, first make sure that your vehicle is turned off and the parking brake is engaged for safety. You should have received the correct cable for your vehicle…

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Understanding the LED indicators on the Vehicle Gateway

The Vehicle Gateway has two LEDs that help customers understand if there is an issue with their device. Below you will find a list of LED statuses, along with their meaning and…

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How to install and assign the Vehicle Gateway

Fleet Admins have the option to edit a vehicle’s information and assign a Vehicle Gateway to any vehicle. The following steps outline how to complete these actions using the Motive…

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Learn more about Motive

Look for the white label on your cable and download the corresponding instructions.

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