Category Archives: Motor Carriers

UPDATE: Temporary Suspension of Motor Carrier IRP Requirements for Disaster Relief

Commercial Vehicle registration requirements to travel in and through the state of Texas are temporarily suspended by order of Texas Governor Greg Abbott. This is to make it faster and easier for operators of commercial vehicles to provide disaster relief … Continue reading

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Service Restored for the TxDMV Telephone System

Phone service is now restored for the Motor Carrier Division’s main line (1-800-299-1700). The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles apologizes for any  inconvenience caused by the temporary outage.     Source: Motor Carriers Service Restored for the TxDMV Telephone System

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TxDMV Telephone System Outage

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicle (TxDMV) Motor Carrier Division (MCD) main line (1-800-299-1700) is currently unavailable. Support staff are working to identify and resolve the issue. An update will be sent when phone service is restored. Oversize/Overweight Permits: Motor … Continue reading

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Restrictions Lifted for Oversize/Overweight Permit Travel in Counties Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

The restrictions prohibiting regular oversize/overweight vehicle and load travel in Texas disaster areas have been lifted. Motor carriers transporting oversize and/or overweight loads for Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts have two options, the permit waiver per Gov. Gregg Abbott’s Declaration … Continue reading

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Inspection Exemption for Certain Commercial Motor Vehicles

The 85th Texas Legislature passed a bill creating an exemption to state vehicle inspection requirements for certain commercial motor vehicles. This exemption will be implemented by the TxDMV on September 7, 2017. A commercial motor vehicle qualifies for the state … Continue reading

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Temporary Suspension of Motor Carrier IRP Requirements for Disaster Relief

Commercial Vehicle registration requirements to travel in and through the state of Texas are temporarily suspended by order of Texas Governor Greg Abbott. This is to make it faster and easier for operators of commercial vehicles to provide disaster relief … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Texas Disaster Areas Restricted from Oversize/Overweight Permit Travel

The TxDMV will not issue oversize/overweight permits for travel into or out of disaster areas (see map below) for loads not related to relief efforts. Only oversize and/or overweight vehicles involved in the relief efforts will be allowed to travel … Continue reading

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TxDMV Holiday Hours – Labor Day

In observance of Labor Day, all Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) offices will be closed on Monday, September 4. Note to motor carriers: The Motor Carrier Oversize/Overweight Permits Section will also be closed on Saturday, September 2.  Vehicle title and registration … Continue reading

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UPDATED Texas Disaster Areas Restricted from Oversize/Overweight Permit Travel

The TxDMV will not issue oversize/overweight permits for travel into or out of disaster areas (see map below) for loads not related to relief efforts. Only oversize and/or overweight vehicles involved in the relief efforts will be allowed to travel … Continue reading

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Texas Disaster Areas Restricted from Oversize/Overweight Permit Travel

The TxDMV will not issue oversize/overweight permits for travel into or out of disaster areas (see map below) for loads not related to relief efforts. Only oversize and/or overweight vehicles involved in the relief efforts will be allowed to travel … Continue reading

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Movement of Oversize/Overweight Loads in Texas Disaster Area

The TxDMV will not issue oversize/overweight permits for travel into disaster areas for loads not related to relief efforts. Only oversize and/or overweight vehicles involved in the relief efforts will be allowed to travel in the Hurricane Harvey affected areas. … Continue reading

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Motor Carriers Involved in Texas Relief Efforts – Update

The below notice has been updated to include a link to the President’s declaration: President Donald Trump has declared certain counties in Texas disaster areas due to Hurricane Harvey. With this declaration, Texas’ MAP-21 Emergency Permit became available to carriers … Continue reading

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Motor Carriers Involved in Texas Relief Efforts

President Donald Trump has declared certain counties in Texas disaster areas due to Hurricane Harvey. With this declaration, Texas’ MAP-21 Emergency Permit became available to carriers in Texas involved in relief efforts. The MAP-21 Emergency Permit allows vehicles, exceeding legal … Continue reading

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Use of "Bid Route" feature in TxPROS to Route Over-Height Loads Safely in Disaster Areas

Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared a disaster for 30 Texas counties because of Hurricane Harvey. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has temporarily suspended size and weight restrictions and oversize/overweight permitting requirements for vehicles and loads associated with activities to … Continue reading

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Oversize/Overweight Permit Requirements Suspended for Hurricane Response

Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared a disaster for 30 Texas counties in advance of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall expected early Saturday morning. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has responded by temporarily suspending size and weight restrictions and oversize/overweight permitting requirements … Continue reading

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Motor Carrier Permitted Loads Advisory for Texas Coastal Areas

Motor Carriers should be aware that travel in counties adjacent to the Texas Gulf Coast is not advised. Travel may be shut down for permitted oversize/overweight loads. Please make contingency plans accordingly. Evacuations have begun in some areas due to … Continue reading

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CORRECTION: TxPROS Scheduled Maintenance

The Texas Permitting and Routing Optimization System (TxPROS) will undergo scheduled maintenance tomorrow evening, Wednesday, Aug. 16, not tonight, Tuesday, Aug. 15, as previously stated. The system is scheduled to be down starting at 7 p.m. CST for approximately 2 … Continue reading

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TxPROS Scheduled Maintenance

The Texas Permitting and Routing Optimization System (TxPROS) will undergo scheduled maintenance this evening, Tuesday, Aug. 15. The system is scheduled to be down starting at 7 p.m. CST for approximately 2 hours. We apologize for any inconvenience. Source: Motor … Continue reading

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2017 Motor Carrier Division Customer Satisfaction Survey

Help MCD improve performance by taking this brief Customer Satisfaction Survey to let us know how we’re doing and what areas we need to focus on in the future. Take it anytime between Monday, August 14, and Monday, September 4. … Continue reading

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Mover Training Seminar – Dallas, Texas

Attention all Household Goods Motor Carriers: We are pleased to announce our next Mover Training Seminar on August 30th, 2017, in Dallas, Texas.  This presentation will be a basic overview of the rules and regulations pertaining to the household good … Continue reading

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TxDMV Holiday Hours – Independence Day

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles will be closed for Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4, and will reopen on Wednesday, July 5. Have a safe and happy holiday! Vehicle title and registration services: Most vehicle title and registration services are provided by … Continue reading

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TxDMV Holiday Hours – Presidents' Day

In observance of Presidents’ Day, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20, with the exception of the Motor Carrier Oversize/Overweight Permits Section which will be open during its normal business hours, 7 a.m. to … Continue reading

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TxPROS Back Online after Emergency Maintenance

TxPROS is back online after a brief outage this morning for emergency maintenance. If you experienced trouble accessing the system, please try again. We apologize for any inconvenience. For questions, please contact the Oversize/Overweight Permits Office at 1-800-299-1700.   Source: … Continue reading

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Interstate Highway 14 Designation (Revised)

Correction: The previous message implied that portable buildings in excess of 16 feet in width would be routed on Interstate 14. Portable buildings exceeding 16 feet in width are not allowed on the main lanes of Interstate 14. On Thursday, … Continue reading

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Interstate Highway 14 Designation

On Thursday, January 26, 2017, the Texas Transportation Commission designated a 25-mile segment of the state highway system as Interstate 14, concurrent with US190 from the eastern junction of US190 and East Business US190 in Copperas Cove to IH35 in … Continue reading

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