The FMCSA has stated this list of documents that should be onboard a driver's commercial motor vehicle.
The information below has been taken from the FMCSA site - https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/faq/what-eld-user-documentation-must-be-onboard-drivers-commercial-motor-vehicle.
From the FMCSA site: 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:
- A user’s manual for the driver describing how to operate the ELD;
- 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;
- An instruction sheet for the driver describing ELD malfunction reporting requirements and recordkeeping procedures during ELD malfunctions; and
- 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.
Prior to December 18, 2017, FMCSA recommends that drivers have the user’s manual, malfunction instruction sheet, and graph-grids.
Resources from Automile around HOS:
1. User manual for driver describing how to operate the ELD - https://content.automile.com/user-guide/AutomileELDUserManual.pdf
2. Data transfer mechanism: Refer to the section "Export HOS log" and "Show Log to Officer" in the ELD User guide https://content.automile.com/user-guide/AutomileELDUserManual.pdf
3. ELD Malfunction document gives instruction on what measures to take if ELD malfunctions: https://content.automile.com/user-guide/AutomileELDMalfunctionUserGuide.pdf
4. A supply of blank driver's record of duty status - This is provided by the motor carrier/employer to the driver.