What's The Regs for Truck Number Stickers?

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Deshano, Apr 27, 2021.

  1. Deshano

    Deshano Bobtail Member

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    I've always wondered, what are the regulations for putting your unit number or truck number on the truck? I see them on the trucks all the time, but I can't seem to find anything about it -- Atleast federal.

    Is this a state thing, similar to putting your vin on there?
     
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  3. mnmover

    mnmover Road Train Member

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    Basically you need to Identify your vehicle so it matches the registration. If there are 2 names on side, the one responsible for the insurance must be identified by a Operated By tag so in case of an accident, the people can see who is responsible for the Insurance. The VIN numbers on the side of the cab is usually only needed on the right side as Colorado tracks the mileage rate by the vehicle. It usually is not required, it just makes going through a Colorado Port of Entry easier as they can simply record the vin number instead of calling the driver inside to see the paperwork. Now Iowa used to give out tickets if the words leased to were near the name of the one responsible for insurance. It should be Operated BY.
     
  4. jason6541

    jason6541 Road Train Member

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    I have my company name and DOT #
    Nothing else
    No KYU, vin etc
     
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    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Farmtractor9900 Light Load Member

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    Lettering height should be a minimum of 2" tall, which is the absolute minimum for the dot numbers to be visible from 50 feet away. Screenshot_20210427-143605.png
     
  7. Deshano

    Deshano Bobtail Member

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    Hmm.. So this may just be a carrier requirement? Obviously company owned trucks should have truck number stickers on the truck to identify them that way.

    But I figured, there might be a reg, as I've seen several owner-op companies print the unit number sticker / truck number sticker for the trucks to use.

    I appreciate the assistance as well!
     
  8. Deshano

    Deshano Bobtail Member

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    Actually,

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    That may be why...
     
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  9. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    Must also be contrasting color and large enough to see clearly at 50 feet. I got a ticket for his in Oklahoma once.
     
  10. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Don't need to have the city, state.
     
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