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5 REQUIREMENTS FOR WINDSHIELDS ON COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

One part of getting projects completed and owning a business is having commercial vehicles approved for use by being properly equipped and not needing heavy equipment glass repair. The windshield is just one section that needs to be maintained and have specific regulations in place, so here is more information on what’s required so you can ensure your commercial vehicle is safety-approved.

1. IS THERE GLAZING?

The first thing that needs to be considered is if the vehicle has glazing material applied to the windshield. The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard will vary depending on the type of vehicle being used and needs to have a specific level of transparency in place, so it is recommended to check requirements on your commercial vehicle’s needs.

2. THE CONDITION MATTERS

Regardless of the kind of commercial vehicle it is, it needs to have a fully equipped windshield that is appropriately mounted.

In addition to this, the vehicle also needs to be free of damage, meaning no auto glass repair is required, and there is no discoloration from the top of the steering wheel to one inch at each side of the windshield or panel.

3. WHAT TINTING IS APPLIED?

Tinting will be allowed to the left and right of the driver as long as the coloring or glazing is not less than 70% of the light than what usually would come through the windshield.

Keep in mind that this restriction does not apply to any other windows aside from the windshield.

4. IS THERE ANYTHING MOUNTED INSIDE?

Sometimes it is necessary to mount items inside the vehicle, and it is not permitted to have anything mounted more than six inches below the windshield’s upper edge.

In addition to this, any mounted items also must be outside of the area that comes in contact with windshield wipers or obstructs the driver’s sight lanes while on the highway.

5. WHAT ABOUT DECALS?

The last requirement worth mentioning is inspection decals or stickers that may be placed on the vehicle. They need to be located at the sides or bottom of the windshield and not be more than four and a half inches from the windshield base.

Decals also need to be outside of the windshield wiper area and the sightlines the driver uses while on the highway.

CHOOSE ZENITH FOR THE HIGHEST-QUALITY AUTO GLASS SERVICES

Regardless of the kind of vehicle that you own or are operating, you need it to be in the best condition possible, so if you’re experiencing issues with the automobile’s glass, you want to take it to the experts. Zenith Auto Glass is a trusted source to help with services ranging from windshield replacement to side glass repair in the Minnesota area.

We offer free quotes, so contact us online or give us a call at 218-275-5555 today.

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