California Department of Transportation
 

Equipment Quality Standards -- Fleet Identity

1 OBJECTIVE, COLORS, MATERIALS AND PART NUMBERS

1.1 Fleet Identification Objective

Use standard colors, decals, shapes and stripes applied in a manner that is uniform enough to create an image recognized by all who see Caltrans equipment. Specific application details vary by class of equipment, model year and manufacturer. The Division of Equipment shall provide final approval for each model, manufacturer and type of equipment. Contact Engineering Design at (916) 227-9673 for further information.

1.2 Caltrans Standard Colors

Caltrans standard colors are: Orange, White and Black. Orange color is applied in the form of reflective striping. White and black colors are applied in the form of paint or coatings.

1.3 Striping Material and Color

The following reflective striping materials are used for fleet identification and safety considerations.

 

Image

Description
Specification

Size

DOE Part No.

A

Flourescent Orange Reflective Striping

3M 3924S, Nikkalite 92847, or equivalent to specification requirements

1"
053-6000

4"

053-4767

5"

053-4813

6"

053-4751

B

Not Yet Available

 

Orange & White Diagonal Reflective Striping

 

 

053-2047

1.4 Logos and Decals

Decals shall be used for fleet identification. Decals and Division of Equipment part numbers are listed.

Image

Description
Specification

Size

DOE Part No.

A

Image of 'CT' Caltrans logo, side door decal. CT door decal

Screen printed on white, reflective, 3M 983-10, or Nikkalite 92802 or equivalent to specification requirements

7" x 9"
053-4761
9" x 12"
053-4760
11" x 15"
053-4759

B

Image of Caltrans script, black letters on white background. Caltrans script

Black, non-reflective, printed on transparent vinyl

 
2"
053-4764
2.5"
053-4763
3"
053-4762

C

Image of Caltrans script decal, white reflective letters on orange background. Ct Caltrans script

White, reflective, plotter-cut or die-cut

3M 983-10, Nikkalite 92802, or equivalent to specification requirements

3"
053-4752
4"
053-4753
5"
053-4754

D

Image of Caltrans script decal, orange letters on white background. Ct Caltrans script

Fluorescent orange, reflective, plotter-cut or die-cut

3M 3924S, Nikkalite 92847, or equivalent to specification requirements

 

3"
053-4802
4"
053-4801
5"
053-4800

E

Image of Caltrans slow for the cone zone decal. SLOW FOR THE CONE ZONE

Printed on white non-reflective decal

 
one size
053-4829

1.5 Application of Stripes and Decals

Decals and stripes should be placed on metal whenever possible. Decals and stripes shall be fitted in a professional manner with no wrinkles, creases or air bubbles.

Last Updated: October 5, 2015