Magnetic USDOT Signs For USDOT Compliance? Vinyl Decal vs Magnets
Magnetic USDOT Signs For USDOT Compliance?
USDOT Magnetic signs are a great way to display your USDOT & other regulation numbers you might need to display outside of your commercial vehicle unit. Magnets are a temporary solution and are great for individuals that intend to use their personal vehicle for business. Let’s say you own a dually truck and move cargo during the day, but then use it to pick up your child from soccer practice in the evening. You can be in compliance with your regulation number magnets and simply take them off and be discreet in the evening. USDOT magnets also work great for business owners who live in a neighborhood with a homeowner's association (HOA) that won't allow you to park in your driveway with permanent stickers on your company vehicles. The only downside of using magnets is that they do not look very professional and they don’t last very long compared to vinyl lettering.
Vinyl Decal vs Magnets
Both vinyl decals and magnets are a great way to be USDOT compliant. Like with anything, both have their pros and cons.
Vinyl decals are semi-permanent method of displaying your regulation numbers. Aesthetically, they are more pleasing to look at and look 10 times more professional than magnets. It shows you are committed to your business and you only use that vehicle for business. Vinyl decals also last a lot longer than magnets and you won’t have to worry about people stealing your business magnets.
Magnets are great if you intend to use your personal vehicle for commercial use. Let’s say money is tight, you can simply use your truck for both purposes, simply slap your USDOT magnet and you’re ready to go and take them off when you are off the clock.
If you are a professional driver we always recommend vinyl decals as they will last a lot longer and you won’t have to worry about them falling off at high speeds or them getting stolen if you are parked in a dangerous neighborhood.