- DOT Reference Card
If pulled over, you will not only need to give the ELD to the officer, but you will also need to provide them with a DOT reference card that gives instructions on how to use your ELD. If you didn't get one when you received your ELD, ask for one and make sure you have it. If you have had one for a while, check to see if there is an updated card. I have the KeepTruckin' ELD, and tonight or tomorrow, they will be rolling out an app update which will provide access to an output file for sending logs to the DOT officer if requested. The DOT reference card has changed to reflect this terminology, so the one sent with your unit originally may not be accurate. I will actually have to print the new one tonight in order to have it with me and make sure I am legal tomorrow.
- Paper Log Book
You must have a paper log book in your truck, ready to use in case the ELD malfunctions. For me, if mine malfunctions, I can simply use the app legally for up to 8 days while waiting on new equipment, but DOT is still probably going to want to see a spare paper log book in your truck during an inspection.