Category Archives: Motor Carriers

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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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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