DOT number size help needed
Posted 10 March 2010 - 07:21 PM
Posted 10 March 2010 - 08:14 PM
4"- 150' 6"- 200'
BTW.... Here is the chart
Posted 10 March 2010 - 09:01 PM
Posted 11 March 2010 - 12:52 PM
I'm not sure if it's the same for all states but here in Wisconsin the minimum height for DOT #'s is 2". And the color must contrast with the vehicle color for easy readability.
My father actually got nabbed for that about 6 months ago here in WI for not having a DOT number. The officer said he didnt care how big it was but it had to be there... ive seen them as small as 1" around here, but like Helpinghand said, in WI its 2" so thats what i put on my fathers truck.
Posted 11 March 2010 - 02:28 PM
I recently lettered a car hauler for a company that all of his other trucks had 1 3/4" dot and mc numbers. He gets stopped all the time by dot and has never had a problem with letter size. It seems that if you are close to 2" with good contrast they don't bother you.
That being said I use 2" minimum for all our construction trucks
Federal Motor Carrier Saftey Administration Part 390.21
© Size, shape, location, and color of marking. The marking mustó
©(1) Appear on both sides of the self-propelled CMV;
©(2) Be in letters that contrast sharply in color with the background on which the letters are placed;
©(3) Be readily legible, during daylight hours, from a distance of 50 feet (15.24 meters) while the CMV is stationary;
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