There are some things to consider before ordering Chapter 8 chevron kits for your vehicle or fleet which will ensure that you get the right product for its purpose. Here, we go through all of the options that are available to you when ordering from Fleet ID and give you the information you’ll need to make the right choice.
Fleet ID convert reflective and fluorescent materials from four leading manufacturers in the industry – 3M, Avery Dennison, Nikkalite and Orafol. The one you choose depends on a number of factors, but the main thing to consider is what type of roads the vehicles will be used on – roads with speed limits of up to 40MPH, or speed limits above 40MPH. Only certain materials are designed for use on faster roads.
The diagram below shows which materials to choose for each type of road:
When it comes to the application of Chapter 8 kits, some of this comes down to personal choice and some comes down to necessity. Choose from Chapter 8 kits for quick application, temporary use and applications that give you complete control too. Fleet ID offer four different kit types – planked, flooded separate, flooded applied and magnetic.
Flooded separate kits are supplied to you as cut reflective strips with large full pieces of fluorescent for you to apply over the top of. So, you would apply a section of fluorescent yellow and then apply the appropriate strips of reflective over the top of that section.Find Chapter 8 kits for your vehicle
If you’re ordering Chapter 8 kits for vans, you also have the option of the amount of coverage you would like on the rear of the vehicles. There is no regulation or hard and fast rule on this, but it goes without saying that the most coverage you have, the more potential you have of being seen on the roads. Will you choose full rear, half rear, or full glazed?
Full rear coverage refers to a Chapter 8 kit that covers the whole available area of the rear of your vehicle, including the windows if it is a van. This provides maximum visibility and can be especially useful for high roof vehicles.
Half Rear coverage only covers the vehicle below the rear window. This is standard coverage for cars, but may also be required on vans too. This allows the rear windows to be free from livery, whilst still providing excellent reflective visibility to other road users.
Full glazed Chapter 8 kits allow for the rear window being free from livery, but add an extra bit of reflectivity around the edges and along the top of the rear of the vehicle. This can be useful for large vans.