With all the
State and Federal Government regulations regarding Commercial
Vehicle identification, we decided to create a site where
you can easily create and order those custom
vinyl lettering decals needed for your truck
are the regulations for company name and truck registration
number lettering as we understand them, effective as of
a Commercial vehicle with a GVW of over 10,000 pounds is
required to have on the vehicle the company's registered
name and the company's California license number. Both your
company name and CA
number lettering decals need to be clearly
visible from 50 ft., which is interpreted to mean a minimum
size of 2" lettering in a color which boldly contrasts
the background color of the vehicle.
For a tractor,
that would mean having BOTH the company's registered name
AND the CA number on the cab doors. For a Straight truck
(Box truck, bobtail truck) the company name may be on the
sides of the box, and only the CA number on the cab doors.
If a vehicle
has a USDOT
number, and operates in California, there
is no requirement to also show CA number lettering. HOWEVER,
you must be prepared to show your CA number papers at the
truck stops if asked. Therefore, it is easier on your drivers
if they already have the CA number on the doors.
on how your truck is used, you may also need MCC (Motor
Carrier) numbers and GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) numbers
on your cab doors.
CA and USDOT
numbers are normally placed at the bottom of the cab door,
or just behind the cab door on a sleeper unit. If the owner
has several rows of numbers, such as CA, USDOT, MCC, GVW,
VIN#, those are often all put in a stack on the area behind
the cab door, on the sleeper, or if on a straight truck,
on the front lower corner area.
large commercial vehicles, DIESEL POWERED REEFER UNITS must
be tested and licensed and carry on BOTH SIDES of the unit,
in 2" bold numbers, the CARB
(California Air Resources Board) license number
assigned to that unit. Other states may have their own Air
Resources Board (EPA regulations) requirements for your
regulations have recently changed in that they still require
the company's registered name and the USDOT numbers but
no longer require the city and state. But you can add those
if you like.
of the regulations are continually changing, please go to
the official governmental websites (linked on the USDOT
numbers and CA numbers pages) to confirm any of the above
statements or get answers to any of your questions. We do
not accept any legal responsibility for your failure to
comply with the requirements of your state or the Federal
with all the online Federal and State agencies to determine
what is needed on your vehicle.
To begin the
order process and create the custom
lettering decals for your name and/or regulation
You may also
use your own logo for the cab doors. Just upload the logo,
tell us what information you need, and the year, make, model
and color of your cab, and we will create your custom
logo decals to fit. We will create a special
order page with your finished design for ordering, so you
can verify the layout, contents and fit.