Motor and Other Vehicles

Size, Weight, and Load Limits

SECTION 31-25-17

§ 31-25-17. Identification of trucks and truck-tractors.

(a) Every motor truck and every truck-tractor exceeding a gross vehicle weight or gross combination weight of ten thousand pounds (10,000 lbs.) shall be identified with the name, trade name, or company identifying logo and the city and state of the owner and operating carrier, or individual transporting property, when that transportation is for the furtherance of any commercial enterprise. However, in lieu of the city and state, one of the following may be displayed on the vehicle:

(1) The interstate commerce commission number if a regulated interstate carrier; or

(2) An identifying number issued by an official state agency.

(b) The display of identification prescribed by this section shall be in letters in sharp color contrast to the background and be of such size, shape, and color as to be readily legible, during daylight hours, from a distance of fifty feet (50') while the vehicle is not in motion. The display of identification may be accomplished through the use of a removable device so prepared as to otherwise meet the identification requirements and legibility requirements of this section, if the vehicle is operated by any company or carrier. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the display of additional identification as may be required by other laws of this state or any other state, or agency or department of the federal government.

(c) Penalties for violations of this section shall be handled by the traffic tribunal and the fines shall be as provided for in § 31-41.1-4.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1984, ch. 161, § 2; P.L. 2002, ch. 58, § 5; P.L. 2008, ch. 100, art. 12, § 11.)