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USDOT Decals

Make sure your vehicle is compliant by ordering custom DOT Decals from decals.com! You can also add your company name, city, state, and phone number to create a fleet vehicle decal that is also FMCSA compliant. Use our online designer to add text and color to your design or your own image.

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Design from Scratch

With our easy to use online designer, you can quickly design your custom US DOT decal. Just upload an image or logo from your computer or choose from our wide selection of clipart to create your personalized US DOT decal.

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Upload a File

If you decide to upload an original file, instead of designing your own, you will need to upload an .eps file. This ensures that you will receive the highest quality US DOT decals possible! Once you have added your product to your cart and select your shipping method, a proof will be emailed to you. When you approve your proof and make a payment, your order will be complete.

Payment

All orders must be paid up front prior to being put into production. We accept VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover credit cards. We also accept checks, which must be received prior to your US DOT decals being put into production. 

Live Order Tracking

Back in the early days of making decals, we built a system called Live Order Tracking that enables our customers to track their order through every stage of our streamlined process, from order placement to delivery.

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After placing your order for US DOT decals, you’ll receive a unique Live Order Tracking number via email that will allow you to track your US DOT decals every step of the way. Need the current status of your order? Just click the link in the email and get the most recent updates from our dynamic Live Order Tracking system.

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Standard Turnaround Time

Production

Up To 3 Business Days

Shipping

Up To 4 Business Days

Production

Once your order has been approved and your payment is received, our standard production time is 2–3 business days. Large quantity orders may require more time in production. After your US DOT decals have been completed, they will be shipped via UPS.

Shipping

Our centralized production facility allows for shipping within 2–4 business days to 90% of the United States. Unless otherwise specified, at the time of ordering, your US DOT decals will be shipped via UPS Ground. If you have any questions about shipping rates or rush production, please contact customer service at (320) 965-5000 prior to ordering.

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US DOT Regulations

The US Department of Transportation requires all commercial vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds and that operate in transporting passengers or hauling cargo in interstate commerce must be registered with FMCSA and have a USDOT number

In order to be in compliance with the FMCSA, you must…

  • Display your USDOT number on both sides of your motor vehicle.
  • Lettering must be bold and Contrast the surface on which it is applied to.
  • Lettering height should be a minimum of 2” tall

To view more information on the FMCSA regulations, Visit: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/

Looking for state specific USDOT regulations? Click below to find out more.

Alabama Montana
Alaska Nebraska
Arizona Nevada
Arkansas New Hampshire
California New Jersey
Colorado New Mexico
Connecticut New York
Delaware North Carolina
Florida North Dakota
Georgia Ohio
Hawaii Oklahoma
Idaho Oregon
Illinois Pennsylvania
Indiana Rhode Island
Iowa South Carolina
Kansas South Dakota
Kentucky Tennessee
Louisiana Texas
Maine Utah
Maryland Vermont
Massachusetts Virginia
Michigan  Washington
Minnesota West Virginia
Mississippi Wisconsin
Missouri Wyoming
   

 

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Make sure your vehicle is FMSCA compliant by ordering USDOT decals for your vehicles. Use our free online designer to add your company name, city, state, and phone number to your DOT decal to create a custom decal that is not only FMSCA compliant but also advertises for you when you are on the road.

To find more information on FMSCA regulations and to register for your US DOT number visit: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/

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Customer Service

Our customer service is 100% in-house and comprised of friendly, professional graphic designers.

Fast Turnaround

Standard turnaround time ships your product within three business days.

 

Free Shipping

We offer free ground shipping on all orders $99 or more. Expedited shipping methods available.

Track Your Order

Track your order, every step of the way, with our proprietary live order tracking system.

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Product Information

What material is used for your USDOT decals?

We offer two vinyl material options for your USDOT decals. If you are looking for something more durable we recommend our hi-performance vinyl which is made from a cast vinyl material that has up to an 8 year outdoor durability lifespan when properly applied and maintained.

We also offer a reflective vinyl material to enhance the visibility of your DOT numbers. This material is a 5 mil engineer grade vinyl that has a three to five-year outdoor durability lifespan when properly installed and maintained.

Can I use multiple colors, fonts and images in my design?

Yes! Because we digitally print our decals in full color you will not be charged anything additional for multiple colors, fonts, or imagery. .

The only time color will affect your price is if you request a color match proof. If you need a color match proof, please contact us to speak with one of our friendly customer service reps!

Do your decals have a glossy or matte finish?

Our USDOT decals come in both a glossy or matte finish. We also offer a reflective finish as well.

How large do my USDOT decals need to be?

The US Department of Transportation states that the minimum lettering height for USDOT compliance is 2”. We recommend going as large as possible while still remaining aesthetically pleasing to avoid any potential issues with the US Department of Transportation. For more information on USDOT regulations visit: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations

Will my design impact the pricing of my USDOT decal?

No! You can add unlimited text and color to your USDOT decal design at no extra cost. The only time color will affect your price is if you request a color match proof. If you need a color match proof for your USDOT decal, please contact us to speak with one of our friendly customer service representatives!

Are your USDOT decals repositionable?

We do not recommend trying to reposition our decals after installation. While they will remove cleanly if you take them off, reapplying them will likely be unsuccessful since the adhesive is only designed for single installations.

What is the lifespan of your USDOT decals?

The lifespan of our Hi-Performance vinyl material is up to 8 years when properly applied and maintained.

The lifespan of our reflective vinyl material is three to five-years when properly applied and maintained.

Uses

How do I know if I need a USDOT decal for my vehicle?

The US Department of Transportation requires all commercial vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds and that operate in transporting passengers or hauling cargo in interstate commerce to be registered with FMCSA and have a USDOT number. For more USDOT regulations, visit: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/

Where should I place my USDOT decal?

In order to be in compliance with the FMCSA , you must…

  • Display your USDOT number on both sides of your motor vehicle
  • Lettering must be bold and contrast the surface on which it is applied to.
  • Lettering height should be a minimum of 2” tall.

To view more information on the FMCSA regulations, visit: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/ 

Will the decal decal ruin the paint on my vehicle?

USDOT decals should not damage the paint on your vehicle when they are properly applied and removed. Our adhesive that we use is intended to be strong enough to stick to your vehicle but remove cleanly without damaging any paint. No! If the decals are properly installed and removed you will not see any damage to your paint.

How do I register for a USDOT number?

For more information on how to register for you USDOT number please visit: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration

How to Apply Vinyl Decals

Decals are a great way to add a unique touch to many spaces and surfaces. Whether you plan to display your new decal on your car, laptop, living-room wall, or anywhere else, proper installation is crucial for creating a strong bond that lasts long and looks great. That's why we've put together this guide that teaches you how to apply decals in just six easy steps.

Decal Application | Step 1

Step 1:

Tools Needed

Scissors Paper Towels
Masking Tape Tape Measure
Plastic Applicator Squeegee or Credit Card Warm Water or Other Common Household Cleaning Item
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Step 2:

Clean the Surface

The first order of business before you apply your decal is to make sure the surface is clean and dry. Any dirt, debris, or moisture can weaken the adhesion. Use warm water and soap, rubbing alcohol, or other common household items for a good clean. Be sure to wipe away any left-over cleaning product or residue with a dry cloth before moving on to the next step.

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Step 3:

Tape & Measure

Before you peel away the backing, tape your decal down on the surface where you intend to apply it. Measure and adjust to make sure it is centered and straight.

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Step 4:

Remove the Transfer Film from the Backing

Run a long piece of tape across the top of the decal to form a hinge. Slowly peel away the transfer film from the white backing.

With smaller decals, you can peel away the entire backing. For larger decals, it may be best to peel away the first portion and apply the decal to the surface as you peel away the rest of the backing.

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Step 5:

Apply the Decal to the Surface

While holding the bottom end of the decal away from the surface. At the top of the decal, apply pressure with a plastic applicator squeegee or credit card. Start from the center of the decal and, with a scraping-like motion, work your way outward left to right, working your way down the decal.

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Step 6:

Remove the Transfer Film

Once you've placed the decal, slowly remove the transfer film and press down any loose pieces and work out any air bubbles

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Step 7:

Enjoy!

Now you can remove the transfer film and enjoy your freshly placed decal.

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