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3 Easy Steps To Install An ELD

ELD Registration

Stage 1.

Please go to the following link to register your ELD account.

Click Here to Register your ELD Account

Stage 2.

You should see a slow flashing green LED, indicating that the device is powered. You should also see a flashing red LED, indicating that the internal GPS is in acquisition mode. A solid red LED indicates that the signal is locked, but you can proceed to the next step without waiting for GPS lock.

Stage 3.

Turn on the vehicle engine.

Stage 4.

You should see a flashing green LED, indicating that vehicle bus activity has been detected.

Stage 5.

After the green LED becomes solid, the device is registered on the vehicle bus and you can run the HOS app.

ELD Installation

Stage 1.

First, plug the device into the vehicle port with 9 pin cable, BEFORE turning on the vehicle and BEFORE running the HOS app. Use adapters if needed (6-pin, 16-pin (some heavy-duty Volvo/Mack) and 16-pin OBD2 (light/medium-duty vehicles). The dual fastener is provided for dash mounting.

Stage 2.

You should see a slow flashing green LED, indicating that the device is powered. You should also see a flashing red LED, indicating that the internal GPS is in acquisition mode. A solid red LED indicates that the signal is locked, but you can proceed to the next step without waiting for GPS lock.

Stage 3.

Turn on the vehicle engine.

Stage 4.

You should see a flashing green LED, indicating that vehicle bus activity has been detected.

Stage 5.

After the green LED becomes solid, the device is registered on the vehicle bus and you can run the HOS app.

ELD Connectivity

Stage 1.

All drivers should download Matrack MA ELD App Android device: Link and IOS device :Link

Stage 2.

Once the App is installed , please use the login credentials provided by the fleet manager to login

Stage 3.

Once logged in select the vehicle from the list

Stage 4.

Enter the mac id (mac is printed on the device label) and click connect to the mac id

(Notes: Please make sure phone blue tooth is ON and the eld device is plugged and powered on)

Main Features

Automatic HOS

Automatic hours of service calculation and violation alerts. Automatic recording of driving time, miles and locations.

DOT Inspection Mode

Simply show logs on your phone or tablet. No printer needed

Multiple HOS Rules

Compliant with multiple HOS Rules including Property/Passenger 60-hours/7-day & 70-hours/8-day.

Electronic DVIR

Vehicle inspection reports are created and submitted in seconds.

Compliance Monitoring

Monitor your driver's housr of service logs and DVIRs. Receive alerts to prevent violations.

Fleet Tracking

Track your vehicles in real time and view their location history.

IFTA Reporting

Automatic IFTA state mileage reporting saves you time and money.

Access Permissions

Manage permissions for fleet managers, compliance officers, drivers, accountants, brokers and customers.

Save Hours Of IFTA Tax Filing Time

Our intelligent and fully automated solution for IFTA compliance saves you hours of filing time and avoids costly errors. It can conveniently merge with your existing systems to give you peace of mind

ELD Logbook App- Easy to Use

Our Device is DOT compliant and listed in FMCSA's ELD approval list.

Voice-based ELD status changes

Our ELD logbook app provides voice recognition for making status changes.

Optimize Loading Operations

Matrack ELD provides tools to keep Fleet Managers up to speed on loading/unloading procedures from start and end.

ELD Video Tutorials

Solutions

ELD Compliance

FMCSA-listed ELD. DOT compliant. Works with any mobile device.

EDVIR & Defect Reporting

Create pre-EDVIR reports. Create post-EDVIR reports. Transfer reported defects.

Voice Status

Voice-based ELD status changes. Voice recognition. Make status changes with voice.

Violations

Violation details for current cycles. Graph illustrations. Break times, driver availability, etc.

Low Fuel Notifications

Warning notifications when fuel level drops below threshold.

Driver Display

Matrack ELD driver display. Displays unassigned driving hours. Option for hours to be claimed.

Bluetooth Integration

Bluetooth-based ELD system Avoids cell-based non-compliance. Remains 100% compliant in remote areas.

Effective Accident Reporting

Create accident reports. Includes incident images. Submit to fleet administrators

Optimize Loading Operations

Keeps Fleet Managers up to speed. Loading operations tool. Loading/unloading procedures start to end

Reporting And Alerts

Fuel efficiency & vehicle health. Activity and driver behavior. IFTA, EL, and FSMA

Real Time GPS Tracking

Live vehicle location tracking. Trip histories. Geofence alerts

Offline/Online Mode Capabilities

Set online and offline tracking when working.

Our GPS Tracking Device Reviews

Converted to Matrack after years with another company based in NY that, for whatever reason, just became almost totally unresponsive and I'm happy now that I did. Matrack seems to be on the ball and customer service is very res- ponsive.

D. Wayne Patterson

We could do business with any GPS tracking platform we choose and have done business with most of the major players. None come close to the quality, value and service offered by Matrack.

Rick R.

The software is extremely user friendly and the entire format of Matrack is easier than any other ELD system I've ever used.

Charles D.

Troubleshooting Steps for Drivers

WEB PORTAL SET UP INSTRUCTIONS

1. Go to https://eldmatrack.io/and log in with provided credentials.

2. Click "Manage", update your Company information, add Vehicles, Portal Users, Drivers.

Please note: according to the FMCSA regulation users of the portal and drivers must have DIFFERENT LOGIN credentials even if this is the same person. Portalusers can't login to MATRACK MA-ELD app and Drivers can't log in to the portal with the same login credentials. Please use different emails for portal users and drivers.

ELD HARDWARE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

1. First, plug the device into the vehicle port with 9 pin cable, BEFORE turning on the vehicle and BEFORE running the HOS app. Use adapters if needed (6-pin, 16-pin (some heavy-duty Volvo/Mack) and 16-pin OBD2 (light/medium-duty vehicles)). The dual fastener is provided for dash moun- ting.

2. You should see a slow flashing green LED, indicating that the device is powered. You should also see a flashing red LED, indicating that the inter- nal GPS is in acquisition mode. A solid red LED indicates that the signal is locked, but you can proceed to the next step without waiting for GPS lock.

3. Turn on the vehicle engine.

4. You should see a flashing green LED, indicating that vehicle bus activity has been detected.

5. After the green LED becomes solid, the device is registered on the vehicle bus and you can run the HOS app.

6. From this point on, the device will have and retain the information it needs, such as VIN, to communicate with the app via Bluetooth Low Energy. Note that for power management reasons, sometimes the LEDs will not stay on.

EXAMPLE ELD APP SET UP INSTRUCTIONS

1. Download "MATRACK MA-ELD" app from Google Play (Android) or App Store (IOS).

2. Make sure Bluetooth of your tablet/phone is on. DO NOT pair Bluetooth in your phone/tablet settings.The connection will be established in the HOS app. However, if your phone/tablet prompts you or asks you for per- mission to turn on Bluetooth, you need to do that since Bluetooth is needed for the device to communicate with the app.

3. Log in with your credentials (created in Web Portal - please note: accor- ding to the FMCSA regulation portal users and drivers must have different login credentials even if this is the same person)

4. Select a vehicle from the list of vehicles (created in Web Portal)

5. Enter MAC address listed on ELD device)

6. Bluetooth indicator at the top right corner of the app means you are ready to start using

Frequently Asked Questions

Top 5 Reasons to Switch to Matrack Smart ELD are:
1. Free Device: With Matrack, you will get an FMCSA approved ELD device, which is worth $200, absolutely FREE!
2. Low Monthly Fees: Monthly subscription charges starting as low as $14.95 per month.
3. Life Time Warranty: The device comes to you with a lifetime warranty.
4. No Contracts: Not Happy with the device? You may cancel anytime and get the refund. No questions asked.
5. 24x7 Support: Round the clock customer support with response within minutes. Email us at support.gps@matrackinc.com or call us at +1(855) 658-7225. Phone and Chat support available throughout 9 am to 5 pm-PST, Monday through Friday.

An electronic logging device or ELD is a hardware that can be connected to a vehicle's engine via OBD port to record data regarding engine and ignition status, driving time, location, and more. The main function of an ELD is to record the hours of service in compliance with DOT regulations.

Top 5 Reasons to Switch to Matrack Smart ELD are:
1. Free Device: With Matrack, you will get an FMCSA approved ELD device, which is worth $200, absolutely FREE!
2. Low Monthly Fees: Monthly subscription charges starting as low as $14.95 per month.
3. Life Time Warranty: The device comes to you with a lifetime warranty.
4. No Contracts: Not Happy with the device? You may cancel anytime and get the refund. No questions asked.
5. 24x7 Support: Round the clock customer support with response within minutes. Email us at support.gps@matrackinc.com or call us at +1(855) 658-7225. Phone and Chat support available throughout 9 am to 5 pm-PST, Monday through Friday.
As per the mandate, the ELDs are required to automatically record data at preset time interval, regarding the following:
  1. Date
  2. Time
  3. Location Information
  4. Engine Hours
  5. Vehicle miles
  6. Driver identification information
  7. Information on authorized users
  8. Vehicle
  9. Motor carrier
Some ELD providers also offer integrated fleet management system, which allows to document more information like speed of the vehicle, driving violations, and performance of the vehicle. However, these elements are not required for DOT compliance, but are valuable in optimizing the fleet operations by best possible use of available resources.

According to FMCSA, real-time tracking of CMVs is not necessary under ELD rule. Although, it has several benefits for the carriers. With the help of real time data, carriers can plan a better route and make most of the 11-hour driving window. There are various other ways carriers can improve their business functions through real-time tracking. However, FMCSA does safeguard driver's interest, and prohibits using real time data as a means to harass or violate a driver's personal boundaries.

ELD has a complete set of steps to determine whether a CMV is in driving or non-driving status. When a CMV is moving at a speed of more than 5mph (which is a preset threshold as per FMCSA), the ELD is automatically prompted to consider the vehicle to be in driving status. Once the speed of the vehicle comes down to 0mph, and stays at that speed for more than three consecutive seconds, the ELD automatically switches to non-driving status. In case the driver has changed the status to driving duty, and the vehicle has not moved for more than five minutes, the ELD prompts the driver to confirm the correct status. If the driver fails to set a proper status, ELD automatically changes the driving duty status to an on-duty not driving one.
ELD can be used on any wireless or smartphone device as long as they meet the technical specifications as mentioned in the ELD rule. More importantly, the device must be able to access the vehicle's engine to retrieve the data. FMCSA has a list of certified devices that are compliant to the rule and can record data accurately. It is best to check the list before buying any device, as many GPS-enabled smartphone or other mobile devices are often not accurate in documenting the distance travelled. You can find the FMCSA approved list of ELD providers

If you own a motor carrier company or are a driver in USA, you are required to maintain records of duty status (RODS) through Electronic Logging Device. However, if you happen to belong to any of the following, you are exempted from the rule:
  1. You operate under short-haul exceptions and use time cards.
  2. You use paper logs for 8 or less days during a period of 30 days or a month.
  3. You operate for drive-away/tow-away unit.
  4. Your vehicle's engine model is older than 2000.
  5. You drive a property-moving vehicle, rented for less than 8 days.

Under 100-mile radius or short-haul exemptions, a driver can use time records instead of electronic logging device if the following conditions are met:
  1. The driver has travelled within a 100-mile radius of the work reporting location.
  2. The driver has been released from duty for a 8-10 hour break from the work reporting location within 12 hours
  3. The driver accurately mentions the duration of hours of service, along with time of start and end of driving shift in the time records.
  4. In case driver travels beyond the 100 mile radius, he/she will be required to fill out the paper log for that particular day. However, if this happens more than 8 times throughout a period of 30-days, the driver will be required to use ELD for further travel.

According to FMCSA, the ELD records location data in following situations:
  1. When the vehicle is on the move, ELD records location data at every 60-minute interval.
  2. When the driver starts and shuts off the engine.
  3. When the driver changes the status of duty.
  4. When the driver uses the vehicle for personal work or for yard moves.
The location accuracy recorded by ELD is about 1-mile radius for on-duty period, and 10-mile radius when the driver is using the CMV for personal purposes. The latter is to safeguard driver's privacy. The ELD reads the location data in longitude and latitudes, and converts it into geo-location data. This information gives an approximation location information of the nearest city or town, along with state abbreviation.

As per the mandate, all vehicles with AOBRD are required to shift to ELD before 16th December, 2019. But as the past deadline is closing in, it is advisable to make a switch as soon as possible. This will allow you to choose an ELD, its implementation, and training. Before opting for any ELD, it is vital that you research all available options and choose the one that best suits your requirements. You will also need some time to train yourself, your employees, and other people involved in your business in understanding the working of this new technology. According to FMCSA, if a CMV is found using ABORD after the deadline of December 2019, a fine will be levied on the same, and they will be put out of service.