Owner's name now officially required on trucks

| 7/26/2005

You probably already have your name – or your company’s name – on the sides of your cab, right along with your DOT number.

But if you don’t, you could get fined.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced back in 2000 that both the truck owner’s name and the vehicle’s DOT number would be required. But it gave truckers two years to get the number painted on and five years to display the name.

Well, the five years are up.

If you haven’t gotten around to getting the proper info on your rig, you’ll probably want to avoid routes in New York – the fine there can go as high as $5,000. As with other FMCSA regulations, the individual states have the authority to set their own fines for violations.