requires that all commercial motor vehicles with a GVW
of over 10,000 pounds obtain a California
Motor Vehicle Permit and display the number
(known as a CA number) in permanent lettering on the vehicle.
The official company name (the one on your vehicle registration)
must also be permanently shown on the door or on the box
of the truck.
carrier permit is a document issued by the
DMV's Motor Carrier Services Branch. The
permit is issued as evidence of the registration with
the DMV of their Carrier Identification number (CA#),
as required by CVC Section 34620. Additionally, the permit
verifies the motor carrier has met all of the statutory
requirements to commercially operate motor vehicles on
California's highways. The permit contains information
specific to the motor carrier (e.g., name, mailing address,
CA#, and effective/expiration dates of the permit).
will be given one CA
number which can be used on all of their vehicles.
to obtain the number, you will have to go thru the California
Highway Patrol and complete a Motor
number truck decals should appear on the lower area
of your cab doors, with high contrast lettering easily
read from 50 ft away. Normally, we recommend using 2 inch
bold lettering in easy to read fonts such as ARIAL, CENTURY
GOTHIC, COOPER and TIMES NEW ROMAN. The name should be
mid or upper door area, also in a clearly legible font
and large enough to read easily from 50 ft away. You may
also include your logo on the door.
using black or dark colored truck
number decals on white or light colored vehicles,
and white or light colored number
lettering on darker colored vehicles. Our custom
truck lettering page will allow you to
easily see the numbers in the font of your choice, and
of your choice, on a background of whatever
color is closest to the color of your truck.
If you also
number decals, we can make them all on
one sheet, prespaced to be aligned at the center, left,
or right sides, for easier application.