A: Yes. Our patented
vinyl banner frame system is legal in the
U.S., Canada and Mexico when placed
on both sides of a 102" wide truck to display
Make sure the banner frame system you install
on a truck does not cause the vehicle to
exceed the Department of Transportation
truck width regulations for trucks operating
in the U.S. All commercial banner frame
systems for hire that we researched, do
not comply with the USDOT CFR 23, 658.15
truck width limit.
Yes, We recognize some banner sizes must
be an exact size. If necessary, when you
order a banner, our easy order system lets
you specify the banner size to within 1/8
of an inch, with a tolerance in overall
size of + or - 1/4".
See more about this.[NOTE: It is best if you can size the
height and width of banners on "even whole
inches". This allows you to avoid the end
of a frame landing on a row of rivets (not
safe), because truck box rivets are usually
spaced evenly on "even whole inches".]
We have a
lifetime frame warranty and will replace
any damaged or defective frame not the result
of the purchasers fault for free. When you
buy banners from us, there is a 2 year guarantee
on the inks.
No. Unlike all banner stretching metal frame
systems where the banner must be stretched
tight and often times re-stretched to stop
the banner from banging the sides of the
TRUCK ADSŪ Frame System requires no
stretching. In fact, stretching only contributes
to early ink failure. During installation,
the flex banner must be "pulled" straight
and square and this is done without tools.
compare all factors including, weight,
shipment, installation, repairs, removal
and the most important reason, "total
cost of ownership", metal vinyl banner
frame systems cost much more than the TRUCK
ADSŪ Flex-Banner Frame System. TRUCKADSŪ
FRAME KIT IS DESIGNED TO SAVE YOU GAS.
Also, see our "Best
No. The TRUCK ADSŪ FRAMING SYSTEM remains
clean and free of dirt and grime because
it is a closed system and there are no pockets
or joints that can fill up with water and
dirt. Metal frames have many groves and
pockets that are susceptible to collecting
dirt and grime. This can cause metal frames
to freeze up and difficult to remove with
less than 2 crews, changing the banner.
No. Our truck side frame system is a value
added product for any truck. That means
a 53 foot truck is worth about $1000 more
than it would be without the TRUCK ADSŪ
FRAME SYSTEM. It will likely be useful to
the next owner of the truck who can use
it to advertise. You can't say that about
metal frames that look like ugly picture
frames, often without a picture; which makes
it even uglier.
Yes. There are many circumstances where
you may want to cut the vinyl into an unusual
shape to fit on a wall. Also, there are
many times when the bull nose corners at
the front of the truck are curved and our
frame system will accommodate these special
situations beautifully. Metal frames cannot
Q10: Are the TRUCK
ADSŪ Frames and banners heavy like our competitor's metal
frames and banners?
A: No. The frame projects less than 1/4" from
the sides. Even when the vinyl banner is
not installed there is no wind drag. You
can't say that about some metal frames that
have pockets and can actually cause the
metal frame to loosen over time. This creates
a potential safety hazard and higher fuel
A: Just 3/16" - less than all other systems
There is no wind drag and less chance the
frame system will be damaged by foreign
objects coming in contact with the truck.
The maximum width of a Commercial Motor
Vehicle (CMV) is restricted. Be sure the
frame system you install does not cause
your truck to exceed
Never. Unlike metal frames that occasionally
require re-stretching, our system keeps
on looking great for as long as it is up.
The vinyl banner in a metal frame system
will actually start to bang against the
sides of the truck from the wind after awhile
and will need to re-stretched to prevent
The TRUCK ADSŪ frame system requires a minimum
of 12 ounce vinyl up to 23 ounce maximum.
For truck sides we recommend
18 ounce vinyl with scrim. The lighter the vinyl, the
less fuel your truck uses.
Our system with
18 ounce vinyl won't loosen over time because
it is not stretched during installation.
Heavier vinyl costs more per square foot.
The TRUCK ADSŪ
billboard attaching system is
strong and safe.
It will not loosen and tear away from the
truck body over time. Compare this with
metal frames that are rigid. Metal frames
do not breath with the truck like the TRUCK
ADSŪ Frame and over time the rivets attaching
it to the truck will loosen and possibly
make the system unsafe and dangerous.
Unlike banner sizes which are
critical, the frame can
be cut with scissors to fit the exact banner
size. Ordering a frame a couple of inches
larger is not necessary either, because
each kit contains the right amount of frame
(1-2ft extra), plus SECUR-TABSŪ and
This happens occasionally, when the frame
on the truck is installed before receiving
the banner and confirming the banner size.
Measure twice and cut once is the best method.
If you need a patch frame for the substrate
or the banner, go to our home page and select
a black or clear frame from the drop down
menu labeled "Dual Lock and other Products".
Frame patch kits come with all necessary
items for proper repairs and replacement.
Yes. TRUCK ADSŪ Frame kits on stationary
walls and billboards cost less because
less frame is required for this type
installation. When ordering for
stationary installations, indicate if
the application is for "glass or ceramic"
or "other" surface. If you prefer, purchase
Dual Lock at bulk prices, for
stationary installations only.
TRUCK ADSŪ Frames will securely adhere
to raw metal, metal with baked on factory
finish, fiberglass, glass and ceramic.
Frame will remain in place until you
remove it. Surface where frame is
to be attached must be a non-porous,
smooth flat surface. Do not install
TRUCK ADSŪ Frame directly to wood, brick,
concrete or non-baked on painted surfaces.
installation manual for additional
TRUCK ADSŪ Frames are the slimmest profile
frame system for vehicles, available
The frame is made from a polymer material
that is less than 3/16" thick. The frame
width is only 1" wide. The SECUR-TABSŪ
are approximately 1.5" square. When
attached to both sides of a 102" wide
truck, the frame system does not exceed
truck width limits mandated by the USDOT.
TRUCKADSŪ Frame System is invisible
when connected to a truck side and the
banner is attached. That is why we call
it THE INVISIBLE MEDIA FRAME SYSTEMŪ.
When the banner is removed, the frame
is hardly noticeable because it blends
into the truck side and is only 1" wide.
See cross section and installation photos
at right. To compare ordinary heavy
metal frames with TRUCK ADSŪ Frames,
For do it yourself installers, a 53
foot long semi-trailer costs
less than $3900
for both sides. For a 24 foot box truck
less than $2200
for both sides. Add about $650 if you
do the back of the truck or trailer
with a decal. For pricing or ordering,