Category Archives: Motor Carriers

TxDMV's Oversize/Overweight Permits Office Closed Saturday, June 2, for Building Maintenance

TxDMV’s Oversize/Overweight Permits Office will be closed this Saturday, June 2, 2018, for building maintenance. Permits can be ordered online 24/7 through the Texas Permitting and Routing Optimization System (TxPROS) at www.TxDMV.Gov. We apologize for any inconvenience. Source: Motor Carriers … Continue reading

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TxDMV Holiday Hours – Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, all Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) offices will be closed on Monday, May 28. Note to motor carriers: The Motor Carrier Oversize/Overweight Permits Section will also be closed on Saturday, May 26.  Vehicle title and … Continue reading

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Mover Training Seminar – Austin, Texas

Attention all Household Goods Motor Carriers: We are pleased to announce our next Mover Training Seminar on June 12nd, 2018, in Austin, Texas.  This presentation will be a basic overview of the rules and regulations pertaining to the household goods … Continue reading

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Oversize/Overweight Permit Movement Conditions

On May 8, 2018, the “movement conditions” listed on your permit will change. TxDMV recently streamlined the requirements included with all size and weight permits. The language and the order in which these “movement conditions” are listed will be standardized. … Continue reading

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Mover Training Seminar – Houston, Texas

Attention all Household Goods Motor Carriers: We are pleased to announce our next Mover Training Seminar on February 28th, 2018, in Houston, 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 Schedule – MLK Jr. Day

Need to take care of business with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) during the next few days? Please be aware of the following schedules in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day:  Saturday, Jan 13: The Oversize/Overweight Permits Office … Continue reading

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TxDMV Holiday Schedule – New Year's Day

Need to take care of business with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) during the next few days? Please be aware of the following schedules:  Saturday, Dec. 30: The Oversize/Overweight Permits Office will be CLOSED during regular Saturday hours. Monday, … Continue reading

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TxDMV Holiday Schedules

Need to take care of business with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) during the holidays? Please be aware of the following schedules:  Saturday, Dec. 23: The Oversize/Overweight Permits Office will be CLOSED during regular Saturday hours. Monday, Dec. 25: All TxDMV … Continue reading

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New Intermodal Shipping Container Port Permit – Effective Jan. 1, 2018

On Monday, January 1, 2018, TxDMV will begin issuing an annual permit for the overweight transport of intermodal shipping containers. The 85th Texas Legislature created the new Intermodal Shipping Container Port Permit that allows travel within 30 miles of Texas ports … Continue reading

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New Annual Fluid Milk Transport Permit – Effective Jan. 1, 2018

On Monday, January 1, 2018, TxDMV will begin issuing an annual permit for the overweight transport of fluid milk. The 85th Texas Legislature created the new Annual Fluid Milk Transport Permit. To qualify for this permit, a truck-tractor and semitrailer … Continue reading

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Mail System and Self-Issue Dimensions to Change for TxPROS

As a reminder, on December 20, 2017, the TxDMV is moving to a centralized mail process for annual permits issued through the Texas Permitting and Routing Optimization System (TxPROS). All permits that must be mailed (permits that require a windshield … Continue reading

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Oversize/Overweight Permit Mailing Process and TxPROS Changes

On Tuesday, December 19, 2017, the TxDMV is moving to a centralized mail process for our annual permits. All permits that must be mailed (permits that require a windshield sticker or a print out on TxDMV security paper) will be … Continue reading

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TxDMV to Launch Electronic Licensing, Insurance and Credentialing (eLINC) System

TxDMV will launch the electronic Licensing, Insurance and Credentialing (eLINC) on Dec. 10, 2017, to offer online self-service to carriers applying for Operating Authority in Texas. The initial launch of eLINC will allow customers to handle all steps in the … Continue reading

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TxPROS outage on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Texas Permitting and Routing and Optimization System (TxPROS) went down starting at 5:06 p.m. Austin, Texas, time due to a server failure. Service was restored at 6:45 p.m. Customers who were in the process of ordering a permit between … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

In observance of Thanksgiving, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles will be closed on Thursday, November 23, and Friday, November 24. The Oversize/Overweight Permits Office also will be closed on Saturday, November 25. Vehicle title and registration services: Most vehicle title … Continue reading

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2018 Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Delayed Until Further Notice

The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Board of Directors has delayed until further notice the start of 2018 UCR registration. The delay will stay in place until the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration completes rule making to establish 2018 fees. The … Continue reading

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TxPROS Back Online After Scheduled Maintenance

The Texas Permitting and Routing Optimization System is back online after scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this temporary downtime may have caused. For any questions, call the Oversize/Overweight Permits Office at 1-800-299-1700, Option 2. Office hours are 7 … Continue reading

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TxPROS Maintenance Scheduled for 7 p.m., Saturday, September 30

The Texas Permitting and Routing Optimization System (TxPROS) will undergo scheduled maintenance tomorrow evening, Saturday, Sept. 30. The system is scheduled to be down starting at 7 p.m. CST for approximately 15 minutes. We apologize for any inconvenience. You will … Continue reading

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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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