2020 DOT Conspicuity Tape (Reflective Tape) requirements according to Federal Law
In 1992 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published a federal guideline requiring that all trailers from manufactured from 1993, and that have a width of 80” or greater and have a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 or more must have 2” retro reflective red and white reflective tape installed according to guidelines. This reflective trailer tape is known across the industry as DOT-C2 reflective tape which stands for Department of Transportation 2” tape. It is also commonly known as conspicuity tape. Due to these strict DOT trailer regulations, a solid line of this reflective DOT tape must be installed on the lower rear of every truck trailer, and 50% of each side of every truck trailer must be covered. These lengths of reflective trailer tape must be between 15” and 60” above road surface to provide ultimate nighttime visibility. At the top rear corners of every truck trailer, there must be 2 inverted “L” shapes of red and white reflective tape with each leg being 12” in length. As an increasingly popular marketing strategy, Federal Law allows trucking company logos to be imprinted within the reflective trailer tape. See our reflective logo product page
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