numbers decals are used on vehicles which are
transporting goods across state lines. These are
vehicle carries a US DOT number, and is based in California,
it also requires a Motor Carrier Permit (CA number) issued
by the state. (See CA
NUMBERS decals section for that information).
ALSO include the COMPANY NAME
lettering with the company listed on the truck registration.
The name must also be clearly visible, but can be created
with fonts having more design to them, such as BRUSH
SCRIPT or CATANEO. If your name is difficult to read,
you could get a ticket.
If you are
driving a TRACTOR CAB, that information needs to be clearly
visible on each side. You can place the information on
the door or on the sleeper sides. If you are driving a
BOX/STRAIGHT truck, you would need to have the identifying
numbers on the cab doors or on the front lower corners
of the box, and the name can be either above the numbers
on the cab doors, or on the sides of the box only.
If you are
hauling a trailer, you must have your company registered
name vinyl decals lettering
and the US DOT numbers decals
on the tractor, regardless of what is on the trailer.
are normally required to be clearly visible from 50 ft.
away in a high contrast color to the background of the
vehicle. To that end, we recommend using a 2" (TWO
INCH) size BOLD text, preferably in a font
that is easy to read such as ARIAL BOLD, CENTURY GOTHIC,
COOPER, or TIMES NEW ROMAN BOLD.
recommend using a dark color on a white or light colored
vehicle, and a light or pastel color on a dark vehicle.
reason, we have on our site's Custom
lettering page, the ability to show you
what your text would look like in whichever font you choose
on whatever background color matches your truck. You will
have a large selection of colors
to choose from.
To go to
US DOT Federal Regulations site
for forms and information, CLICK