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Chapter 6.5. Motor Carrier Safety * Article 8. General Equipment Requirements Identification.   

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(a) Vehicles and Combinations. Every motor vehicle other than a school bus, or at least one vehicle in every combination of vehicles exceeding a total length of 40 feet, shall display on both sides the name or trademark of the motor carrier under whose authority the vehicle or combination of vehicles is being operated or the name of the lessor or lessee thereof. Required markings shall contrast sharply with the background and shall be readily legible during daylight from a distance of 50 feet.

(b) Hazardous Waste Transporters. Each vehicle in a combination of vehicles registered with the Department of Toxic Substances Control for the transportation of hazardous waste shall display on both sides the name or trademark of the hazardous waste transporter, as required by Section 66263.23(e) of Title 22 of this code.

(c) Passenger Stage Service. Buses and other vehicles operated in passenger stage service by a passenger stage corporation, and such vehicles operated by an entity receiving financial transit assistance from the state, shall display in the interior of such vehicles in clear view of passengers a notice prohibiting smoking in the vehicle. The notice shall be displayed as a symbol and in English, as required by Section 25949.2 of the Health and Safety Code.

(d) Farm Labor Vehicles. Every farm labor vehicle shall be identified as follows:

(1) Markings.

(A) The words "FARM LABOR VEHICLE" shall be displayed on each side of each farm labor vehicle in uppercase lettering on a sharply contrasting background. Letters shall be a minimum of 1.5 inches in height and clearly legible from a distance of 50 feet during daylight hours.

(B) The words "TO REPORT VIOLATIONS" in uppercase characters and the toll-free telephone number "1-800-TELL CHP" shall be displayed on the exterior on each side of each farm labor vehicle on a sharply contrasting background. Characters shall be a minimum of 1 inch in height and may be displayed on one or two lines.

(2) Interior Notice. A farm labor vehicle notice in English and Spanish, furnished by the department, shall be displayed in the interior of each farm labor vehicle in a location visible to the passengers. The required notice, Farm Labor Vehicle Notice, CHP 408C (New 12-99), shall be completed by an authorized employee of the department to indicate the maximum number of passengers the vehicle is permitted to transport and the vehicle license number. The notice shall also advise the reader of the toll-free departmental telephone number where violations relating to the operation of farm labor vehicles may be reported.

Authority cited:

Vehicle Code 31401

Vehicle Code 34501

Reference:

Vehicle Code 31401

Vehicle Code 34501

Vehicle Code 34507.5

(Amended by Register 2001, No. 27.)