USDOT Number Commercial Truck
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USDOT Number Requirements for Trucks

If you’re in the trucking or transportation business, regulatory compliance can be a major burden. We can help ease the load in one area: U.S. Department of Transportation number requirements for certain vehicles.

When Are USDOT Numbers Required?

Unique USDOT Numbers are required in a number of situations when involved in interstate deliveries (or in-state deliveries that involve crossing state lines or transporting goods that originated out of state):

• Vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating above 10,000 pounds
• Vehicles carrying eight or more paid passengers (or more than 15 unpaid passengers)
• Vehicles hauling hazardous materials

Dozens of states also require commercial motor vehicles to obtain USDOT Numbers even if they are not involved in interstate commerce.

The USDOT Number is a unique identifier used in “collecting and monitoring a company’s safety information acquired during audits, compliance reviews, crash investigations, and inspections,” according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Meeting the Standards

There are strict regulations for the placement and style of USDOT Numbers on your vehicles. Failure to adhere to those regulations can result in hefty fines. Signature Graphics can ensure that doesn’t happen to you.

As part of our graphics services, we can make sure you’re following every guideline and regulation so that the USDOT Numbers on your vehicle are the right size and in the right locations. We can install the graphics and maintain inventory so you always know you’re in full compliance. We use top-quality, durable materials built to last.

Part of the Package

We can include this service as part of a package for fleet graphics or other services, which includes the use of brandResponse, our proprietary graphic management and inventory management software. This project and asset management software helps visualize intelligence and data gathered by each graphic interaction.

For more information about how we can help take this regulatory compliance burden off your plate and increase your brand identification, contact us today.

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