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.