Spring is almost here! Listed below are a few good reasons to update your US DOT compliance signage as the spring season gets underway:
Registrations are coming up for Renewal:
Many registration renewals take place during this time of year. Be sure and verify that the existing US DOT numbers on your vehicle match the numbers on your registration renewals. You can check your vehicle registration details by looking up your company name, US DOT or MC numbers on Saferweb.
With the change in weather and the winter’s harsh elements coming to a close, spring is a good time to check your lettering to make sure that it is still visible and in tact. Are the decals you installed when you purchased your vehicle starting to look faded, worn, torn, or scratched after a harsh winter, replace them now and avoid getting fined or ticketed due to legibility. Check out the vinyl decal offerings at DOTnumberstore.com for all your truck lettering needs. The leader in US DOT decals is now offing a full line of custom full color reflective signs for the best visibility for all types of weather, day or night.
Some vehicle decals indicate important safety information, such as the weight capacity of a vehicle or the type of fuel it requires. If this information has changed since your last set of decals was issued, updating them can ensure that you are following safe driving practices. You can usually locate your vehicle's GVWR on the inside panel of the drivers side door. Always know your gross vehicle weight and vehicle height by installing GVW stickerson the outside of the vehicle. This gives you a constant reminder every time you get in the vehicle helping you to avoid costly mistakes.
Updating your vehicle decals can be a way to keep your vehicle looking its best, and it’s resale value higher. Over time, decals can fade or peel, this can detract from the appearance of your vehicle. By updating them in the spring, you can ensure that your vehicle looks fresh and well-maintained for the rest of the year. One way to do this is to include your company branding on the truck door or the side of the trailer. Order custom logo decals and tractor trailer graphics online and easily install them yourself for huge savings.
For a refresh on what the US Department of Transportation requires for commercial vehicles, take a few moments to review this informative Youtube video from Tractor Time with Tim. In the video, Tim meets with an Indiana State Police Officer that reviews all the details for what is required to meet US DOT compliance.