The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires that any commercial vehicle (truck or trailer with a gross weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more) be inspected every 12 months. CDL drivers need to check to make sure their trucks and trailers have been inspected before they drive on the road. Drivers must check their vehicles as a part of their pre-trip inspection every day to make sure they are in compliance with these rules.
The inspection stickers are a specific color for each year of issue. The state of Minnesota requires these stickers to be placed in the lower part of the drivers side of the windshield for trucks and on the drivers side front of the trailers.
You can get direct information about these rules from the Federal website: www.fmcsa.dot.gov For more information check out our video: