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.
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system costs more - metal frames or TRUCK ADSŪ Frame System?
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
Does the TRUCK
ADSŪ Frame System get dirt and road grime embedded in it?
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.
Is it necessary
to remove the TRUCK ADSŪ Frame when you sell your truck
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.
Can the TRUCK
ADSŪ Frame be custom fitted around curves and irregular
corners and angles?
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
Are the TRUCK
ADSŪ Frames and banners heavy like our competitor's metal
frames and banners?
Do TRUCK ADSŪ
Frames cause drag and contribute to higher fuel costs when
mounted on a truck?
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
How far does
the TRUCK ADSŪ Frame project out from the side of the truck
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
Does the vinyl
on a TRUCK ADSŪ frame system ever need to be re-stretched?
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 most applications, we recommend the
12 ounce vinyl. The lighter the vinyl, the
less fuel you burn up going down the road.
Most metal frame manufacturer's won't recommend
12 ounce vinyl. They use 16, 18, 23 or 28
ounce vinyl so the vinyl won't loosen so
quickly after installation. Our system with
12 ounce vinyl won't loosen over time because
it is not stretched during installation
as required for a metal frame system. Also,
heavier vinyl costs more per square foot.
Is the TRUCK
ADSŪ Frame System safe, or will it loosen over time like
metal frames do?
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.
Can I see what
my AD will look like on a Truck before I buy it?
Click here to use our visualization
tool. For this tool, the graphic file size
cannot exceed 3mb.
Unlike banner sizes which can be
critical, frame kits 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
and SECUR-TABSŪ plus 1-2ft, depending on
the size of the frame ordered.
What if I make
a mistake and need more frame?
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.
Can I use TRUCKADSŪ
Frame kits for mounting banners on building walls?
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 Kits at bulk prices, for
stationary installations only.
What are the
mounting surface requirements for the TRUCK ADSŪ Frame System?
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
How long does
it take to get my TRUCK ADS Frame Kits shipped?
Next day delivery available on credit
card orders received by 11am ET. Available
shipping options include next day air,
second day air and ground shipment.
Subject to Carrier limits.
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,
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What does it
cost to wrap a semi-trailer with the TRUCKADS Frame and
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,