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Truck Signage Regulation, And Other Neat Stuff

02.08.2018

We see advertisements everywhere in our lives. Billboards, TV, phones, trains, busses, taxis. I could o=continue to list them, but I want to finish work by 5:30.
 
We also see advertisements and signage on trucks. Now, this article may be a bit boring, but I assure you, there will be some interesting content further on.
 
Many trucks often forgo the advertising in favour for company logo and branding, which does make sense, and with the fact that it often can save money in tax write off’s for companies. 
 
Another great thing about signage on trucks is the vast amount of room you have to work with. A giant blank canvas awaits for whatever design you can whip up…
 
…that is if your design meets federal rules and regulations as dictated by the RMS (formerly RTA). Luckily, regulation surrounding signage is quite minimal. The only banned form of signage, apart from crude and inappropriate images, is any reflective material, whether it’s chrome, or highly polished metal, or glossy vinyl. Anything that reflects light cannot be attached on any vehicle.
 
Now, you are probably wondering “But wait! what about reflective warning signage?”
Well, that’s the exception. Any signage that’s used as a warning can be reflective, however, they must be strategically placed on a truck as low as possible.
 
Now for the interesting part of the story I promised earlier.
 
Not many people are aware of this, but the government, from the 1st of March, will be making it illegal to advertise on trailers. Specifically attaching business brands and logos, and then parking the trailers on the street. 
 
While this has been seen as a welcome move, particularly for the residence of some suburbs who complain about streets being narrow and congested thanks to advertising trailers, many others have debated on how the police would enforce this, and what are some of the restrictions and conditions surrounding parking trailers. 
 
We’ll just have to wait and see what the government has to say.

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