Is your company DOT certified? Well, if you’re out on the road, the odds are you need to be. A DOT certification is the seal of quality that shows that a driver has the required skills to drive commercial vehicles on the roads. Most states require this certification to operate commercial motor vehicles, including semi-trucks, delivery vehicles, and all public transportation.
To become DOT certified, a driver will have to take a physical exam and a series of safe-driving tests. The U.S. Department of Transportation administers these certifications, and you must reapply for it every two years.
Is a DOT Certification Expensive?
The registration process to apply for a DOT number is free! However, when you register, it will ask you to submit a credit card number as part of the verification process. But, you won’t need to worry about charges on your credit card.
Does Your Company Need a DOT Number?
Do you have a company vehicle? And do you plan to operate it in the United States? Well, then you’re probably going to need a DOT number. A few states don’t require this certification, but most states will need this to operate a commercial vehicle.
If you plan on operating your vehicle in any of the following ways, you’ll need to register for a DOT number:
- Drive a commercial car on the interstate
- Drive a vehicle weighing more than 10,000 lbs
- Transport nine to 15 passengers for compensation
- Transport over 16 passengers without compensation
- Transporting hazardous materials
How Do You Prove that You Are DOT Certified?
Many logistics companies look to Pro Graphic Install for fleet numbering and US DOT decals. These decals are straight forward and can be a cost-effective way of numbering or lettering your fleet. Your DOT number is placed on the outside of your vehicle, so it’s visible to all.
How to Display Your Certification Number
At Pro Graphic, our installers will have your fleet in and out in no time while ensuring proper application and decals’ life. Give us a call today at 303-591-0085!