DOT Regulation..

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by pavwa, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. pavwa

    pavwa LawnSite Member
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    I know that the dot #s need to be on each side of the truck but does my company info need to be on both sides or can I get away with just putting it on the back window and that's it? I would rather not put any stickers on the paint and i have a crew cab and dont really want to put it on the windows (that role down ) if I don't have to.. Thanks
     
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  2. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack LawnSite Senior Member
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    i think all you need are the numbers ....i dont think you need your company name and number on the truck
     
  3. JPsDuramax

    JPsDuramax LawnSite Senior Member
    from Georgia
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    Federal law requires any truck that is required to have a DOT # must have the company's name on the sides of the vehicle in addition to the DOT #. Some companies also include the city and state they are based out of but that is not required.
     
  4. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
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  5. JPsDuramax

    JPsDuramax LawnSite Senior Member
    from Georgia
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    Thanks for posting that link. I was trying to post the federal one buyu computer froze. Stuck on the mobile now.
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  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    This is only partially correct for here in Michigan. Any and every vehicle used for commercial purposes are required to have the following labeling: Company or owner name, location (city and state), and DOT numbers. On an open pickup truck, this info is to be displayed on each side of the vehicle and placed on the front doors. Lettering is to be no smaller than 3" in height, and must be displayed with a legible contrasting color.
    Along with this, yo must have you safety inspection documentation within sight (windshield or dash), and your proper safety equipment consisting of the following: Fire extinguisher, no less than 3 orange reflective triangles (they no longer accept flares). Trailer must have brakes on all axles, and equipped with a break-away system. Driver is required to have a chauffeur endorsement, along with a current DOT physical medical certificate.
     
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  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    If your vehicle or combination of vehicles is over 10,001 lbs.
     
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes,...THIS is correct...that is better worded... it is the combination of the two. Thanks for catching that.
     
  9. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack LawnSite Senior Member
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    well i guess i was wrong
     
  10. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
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    Some DOT officers will make a big deal about the font size and color as well so keep it legal. In my experience it is best to keep everything legal and equipment clean, this makes you less of a target for a board DOT enforcer.
     

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