What electronic logging device (ELD) user documentation must be onboard a driver’s commercial motor vehicle?
Frequently Asked Questions-- Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service.
Question 4: What electronic logging device (ELD) user documentation must be onboard a driver’s commercial motor vehicle?
Guidance: Beginning on December 18, 2017, a driver using an ELD must have an ELD information packet onboard the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) containing the following items:
1. A user’s manual for the driver describing how to operate the ELD;
2. An instruction sheet describing the data transfer mechanisms supported by the ELD and step-by-step instructions to produce and transfer the driver’s hours-of-service records to an authorized safety official;
3. An instruction sheet for the driver describing ELD malfunction reporting requirements and recordkeeping procedures during ELD malfunctions; and
4. A supply of blank driver’s records of duty status (RODS) graph-grids sufficient to record the driver’s duty status and other related information for a minimum of 8 days.