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Arkansas has adopted Sec. 390.21 of the Federal Regulations.*
All common or contract (for-hire) carriers must display the name and the certificate or permit number of the carrier on both sides of the vehicle. If the vehicle is leased, the identification must show the name of the lessee. The characters must be of a sufficient size to be clearly visible at a distance of at least fifty feet during daylight hours while the vehicle is not in motion.
Vehicles identified in compliance with the requirements of the US DOT will be considered as meeting the requirements of this rule as long as they are properly registered with the Arkansas Highway Commission (if required.)
*Arkansas has adopted the USDOT marking regulations in §390.21 for intrastate CMVs. However, the state is not currently enforcing this regulation. Check with the state regarding any changes in this enforcement policy.
All commercial motor carriers (for-hire and private) operating interstate are subject to the marking requirements of 49 CFR 390.21 which requires all CMVs to display, on both sides of the power unit, the US DOT number and the legal name of the business entity that owns or controls the motor carrier operation, or the “doing business as” (DBA) name, as it appears on the Form MCS-150.
Any new or used commercial vehicles added to a motor carrier’s fleet must be identified with the US DOT number and single trade name before being put into service.
The regulations do not require the MC Number or city/state to be displayed on the vehicle.