2009 all refrigerated vehicles have been required to have
the reefer units tested for emissions and if they pass,
they must each carry a set of ARB
number decals on the two sides of the units.
trucks, Straight Trucks or Bobtail trucks, the reefer
units are built to come out of the unit horizontally.
Therefore, the number lettering
has a limited amount of space in which to fit on each
side. For that reason, we use 2"
ARIAL BOLD NARROW font, which will come out to about
15 to 16 inches long for the number, and will fit with
room on those reefers. Most customers request the number
in BLACK, but you can use any contrasting
the unit is vertical. The numbers are then created vertically
to fit, reading from TOP to BOTTOM, on the unit. When
specifying the creation of ARB units, please let us know
if your unit is a BOX truck or a TRAILER, so we know which
direction to make the numbers. The 2" (required size)
numbers are about 24 inches tall overall (12 digits total).
information on ARB numbers, and to get your application
forms, just contact the
California Air Resources Board.
your ARB number lettering
just go to our custom text lettering