Are you all setup with an Electronic Logging Device (ELD), but still confused on what needs to physically be in your truck? According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) as of December 18th, 2017 a driver using an ELD must have the following items in their vehicle:



An instruction sheet describing how to transfer data to an authorized safety official.


An instruction sheet describing ELD malfunction reporting requirements and recordkeeping procedures during ELD malfunctions.

If you are using a DriveELD system our malfunctions information is at the back of our user manual.


A minimum 8-day supply of paper logs.

The main difference between before the ELD mandate of December 18th, 2017 and after is the need for an instruction sheet on how to transfer data.