Parking, Standing, and Stopping Rules for Commercial Vehicles

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Pursuant to the New York City Traffic Rules, standing and stopping regulations apply to commercial vehicles. For the purpose of these rules, a vehicle will not be deemed a commercial vehicle or truck unless:
  • It bears commercial plates; and
  • It is permanently altered by having all seats and seat fittings, except the front seats, removed to facilitate the transportation of property, except that for vehicles designed with a passenger cab and a cargo area separated by a partition, the seating capacity within the cab shall not be considered in determining whether the vehicle is properly altered; and
  • It displays the registrant's name and address permanently affixed in characters at least three inches high on both sides of the vehicle, with such display being in a color contrasting with that of the vehicle and placed approximately midway vertically on doors or side panels.



NYC Department of Transportation (DOT)
55 Water Street
New York, NY 10041
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: DOT
Website: http://www.nyc.gov/dot

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