The American Mobile Retail Association has extensive reporting about the effectiveness of mobile advertising on trailers and trucks. All types of businesses are using banners to promote their services, from food trucks and vehicle window repair vans to tattoo parlors, pet grooming, vintage accessories, flower shops, and many more. Every day, these businesses prove the value that banners can provide.
For functional or compliance-purpose truck banners, see our Oversize Load Banners page.
Truck & Trailer Banner Uses & Advantages
With a handful of custom vinyl banners, you can transform one trailer or truck into a valuable advertising machine. Rotate banners according to season, timed to support sale events, or however you want to focus your promotional efforts. All you need to do is park long enough for people to see your message and respond.
For mobile commerce and retail, banners let customers know you're open for business. At trade fairs or farmers markets, the visibility gained from showing your business name and contact info can help drive revenues.
We recommend the following vinyl banner sizes, according to vehicle type:
- Box trucks: 5' x 10' or 5' x 12'
- Cargo trailers: 4' x 8' or 4' x 6'
- Vans: 3' x 6' or 3' x 8'
Installing Custom Vinyl Banners for Trucks & Trailers
Your vinyl banner can be placed on either side of your trailer with 3-4' bungee cords, or with four heavy duty magnets. The magnets are especially convenient because they are easy on, easy off.
Use banners responsibly
More important might be what NOT to do with your truck or trailer banners. Never drive with a banner attached to your vehicle: high winds will ruin the banner and may cause a traffic accident if it tears off. First rule of the mobile trailer business: wrap your banners up and put them away before you hit the road.
Outside the city
In rural areas, there are fewer zoning restrictions, which removes many limitations on displaying your banner. An old truck, horse trailer, or work vehicle provides an ideal place for hanging a customized vinyl banner showing your logo, business information, and products. Whether it's farm fresh eggs or hay for horses, an affordable, attractive vinyl sign will bring valuable attention to your business.
Retail & strip mall stores
Some cities have ordinances that do not allow your business to display large banners in a store window. One effective way to still get your message out is to drape a vinyl banner on a van in the parking lot of your business. This can be a very effective tool for special promotions, as well as to attract passing cars.
Exceptional Color Quality for Vinyl Banners
Our 8-color ink set includes light cyan, light magenta, and orange, so our images are especially bright, vibrant, and pop off the banner. There's no extra charge, this level of quality is standard. Most other printing companies use only a 4-color process, however we go the extra mile to make certain your logo and business name will impact viewers.
Don't have a graphic designer to help with your banners? You don't need one. Check out our Vinyl Banners Buying Guide and Buyer's Guide to Banner Design for instructions, tips, and best practices for your large vehicle banners.
You can also explore additional options at our Vinyl Banners, Outdoor Banners, and Mesh Banners pages.
Buy Your Trailer & Truck Banners Today
Get the banners you need to advertise anywhere, at a fraction of the cost of traditional billboards. Use our convenient online design tool to get started, or contact our support team with any questions or special orders.