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APP 1. DOT REFLECTIVE TAPE
DOT CONSPICUITY

3M DIAMOND GRADE, REFLEXITE and AVERY
Wholesale pricing for Truck/Trailer/Bus manufacturers

 

TRUCKS & TRAILERS

DOT Reflective conspicuity tape is mandated by law.  (CCMTA & FHWA)

  • All vehicles over 10 000 lb. or 80" wide require DOT approved conspicuity tape. This is the most powerful reflective product available.
  • Conspicuity tape is retro-reflective, using micro prisms to redirect light directly back to the source. An oncoming motorist will thus see the full power of the reflection when the light from his headlights is reflected back to his eyes (assuming of course he has his headlights on!)

    There are 3 North American manufacturers of conspicuity grade tapes (3M, Reflexite and Avery). Some products have slightly higher reflectivity, some are warranted for longer periods (5 year, 7 year and 10 years) and all have different levels of angular reflection.

 

3M 983

Avery V-5720

Reflexite V-82 

Reflexite V-92

 

Important note to straight body truck and “smaller” trailer OEMs & their distributors:

 

“We put safety first!!!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even if your trucks & trailers are NOT mandated by law requiring the installation of DOT tape during production, you should consider the message you are transmitting to the public. For pennies per foot, you can proclaim loud and clear that “we put safety first”. DOT tape is definitely safer and should be added! Hit a “grand slammer” by combining safety and marketing by adding your OEM or distributor logo in the tape.

 

 

50% coverage of red/white on a 53’ trailer (total: 70’) (one roll does two trailers)

 

COST EFFICIENT UPGRADES FOR YOUR DOT TAPE INSTALLATIONS

  1. UPGRADE to 100% lateral coverage of red/white on a 53’ trailer (only 52’ more feet) (total: 122’) (Four rolls do five trailers)



  2. UPGRADE to 100% rear perimeter coverage


 

Do you have difficulty in determining which brand is presently on your trailers, or which brand your company is buying?

HOW TO IDENTIFY & MATCH YOUR PRESENT DOT CONSPICUITY TAPE?

 

STICK-ON REFLECTORS

Because of their low profile and extremely aggressive tack, "Stick-on" reflectors resist impacts and other damage better than "screw-on" reflectors. They continue to function even if damaged.

These are DOT approved. Their “direct and angular” reflectivity exceeds all standards.

3M™ Diamond Grade™ Conspicuity Markings Series 983 are highly retroreflective prismatic markings designed to mark the emergency exits, sides and rear of vehicles for enhanced visibility and detection. The reflective marking consists of prismatic lenses that are formed in a transparent, synthetic resin, sealed and backed with a pressure-sensitive adhesive and clear poly liner. These markings are available in a variety of colors and configurations to meet general and Industry specific requirements such as DOT (truck trailer), FRA (railcar), NFPA1901 (emergency vehicle), FMVSS and CSA D250 (school bus).

 

 

Round 3M reflectors are 3" in diameter.
Red/amber/white 3M 989 series
50 pieces per package

Rectangular 3M reflectors are 2" X 3½".
Red/amber/white 989 series
500 Kiss-cut pieces per roll

 

KISS-CUT TAPES

“Kiss-cut” means the reflective part ONLY (not the “backer”) is cut at precise increments to avoid the extra labor in cutting off precise sections of tape with an “Exacto” blade or scissors. Since the cut does not penetrate the backer, the entire product still remains on one roll. When required, the increments are simply lifted off the backer. Additional time and effort are saved since there is no "picking" at corners to separate the backer from the reflective part as is the case when the tape is cut completely through. SAVE TIME AND COSTS!

This product is extremely useful for OEM's that regularly install 12" or 18" or 24" pieces and especially useful for the 12" all-white corners of trailers.

Available in 3M, Reflexite and Avery

All-white (rear upper corners)

All-red, all-yellow or all-white.
Available in 6, 9 and 12 inch
Kiss-cut rolls

 

PERSONALIZED LOGO BRANDED TAPE AVAILABLE!

No “up-charge” to combine marketing with safety!
LOGO TAPE DOT CONSPICUITY

 

 

 
 

SCHOOL & CITY BUSSES

3M

Reflexite

3M 983 yellow (-71)

3M 983 white (-10)

 

3M Reflectors
3 inch round

3M Reflectors
2 X 3½ rectangular

Reflexite V-82
Reflexite V-92 available

 
 

 

Avery 9700 series available

Avery 9700 series bus

Avery 9700 series bus

 
 
 

AGRICULTURAL

(Mandated by law in Canada: ref: CSA M669-F11) “at least 2 in wide X 9 in long”CSA M669-F11 

 


SMV Triangles


3M kiss-cut (red or yellow) @ 9 inches 


3M kiss-cut (red or yellow) @ 9 inches 

 

 

Why not add personalized Reflectors/DOT in your manufacturing process?

 

Put your logo in the 9” segments!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

LOGO TAPE DOT CONSPICUITY

 

Fluorescent orange non-reflective
STABRITE Available in rolls of 2” x 150 ft. or x 300 ft. Also in individual pieces of 2” x 9”, square OR rounded corners.

Rounded Corners

Square Corners

 

Rail

3M Yellow or white
Full rolls or Kiss-cut @ 18”

3M

 

 

FRA-224 Reflexite

 

MARINE

Oralite V82 Solid Green 

 

MUNICIPAL AND UTILITY VEHICLES

Although not always required by law, the use of high intensity conspicuity grade reflective tape is a “must” for "safety-oriented" companies, cities and Ministry of Transport vehicles.

Your image of "safety first" is proclaimed "loud and clear" to all citizens who see that you are "over and above" the “legal” requirements for safety.

Although some utility vehicles don't "work" at night, the 6 months of dusk and dawn during “work hours” is still dangerous because of reduced daylight. Increased visibility using high intensity conspicuity tape prevents accidents.

Especially with vehicles used on highways and worse yet, in adverse weather conditions, being "too" visible does not exist. Greater visibility with high intensity conspicuity grade reflective tapes enhances motorist safety.

Municipalities and fleets can now order DOT conspicuity tape with their personalized logo or city ID or crest. This identifies equipment or vehicles and also prevents theft.

The Regional Municipality of York is a leader!

 

LOGO TAPE DOT CONSPICUITY