Tow Truck Standardized Signage Information



Montana State Seal
     Montana Code Annotated ~ Tow Truck Signage Information

     61-3-709. Identification of ownership of certain large motor vehicles. (1) (a) A person may not operate a motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, or pole trailer or combination of motor vehicles, trailers, semitrailers, or pole trailers, except farm motor vehicles, having a gross weight of more than 10,000 pounds upon the highways of the state unless there is displayed on both sides of each motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, or pole trailer operated under its own power, either alone or in combination:
     (i) the name or trade name and city and state of the person or corporation under whose jurisdiction the motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, or pole trailer is being operated; or
     (ii) the trade name and department of transportation number of the person or corporation under whose jurisdiction the motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, or pole trailer is being operated.
     (b) The display of name must be in letters in sharp contrast to the background and in size, shape, and color readily legible in daylight from a distance of 50 feet while the motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, or pole trailer is not in motion. The display must be kept and maintained to remain legible. The display may be accomplished either by painting the information on the motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, or pole trailer or through the use of a decal or a removable device that is prepared so that it meets the identification and legibility requirements of this section.
     (2) This section does not apply to motor vehicles, trailers, semitrailers, or pole trailers being:
     (a) transported to dealers from point of manufacture;
     (b) transported from one dealer to another;
     (c) demonstrated to a prospective buyer; or
     (d) delivered to a buyer from a dealer or a manufacturer.

     History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 358, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 131, Ch. 542, L. 2005.









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