Category Archives: Motor Carriers

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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TxPROS Security Settings Update Postponed

The TxDMV has postponed a security update to the Texas Permitting and Routing Optimization System (TxPROS) that had been scheduled for Jan. 15, 2017. You will be notified when the update is rescheduled. Source: Motor Carriers TxPROS Security Settings Update … Continue reading

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TxDMV Holiday Hours – MLK Jr. Day

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, with the exception of the Motor Carrier Oversize/Overweight Permits Section which will be open during its normal business hours, … Continue reading

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TxPROS Security Settings Update

The Texas Permitting and Routing Optimization System (TxPROS) will be updated at noon on Jan. 15. To check your web browser’s compatibility with this update, please visit https://K-TRIPS.com/TxPROSConfirmation.aspx. If you receive a message stating that your web browser will be … Continue reading

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TxDMV Holiday Schedule: December 31, 2016 – January 2, 2017

Need to take care of business with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV)? Please be aware of the following holiday schedules:  Saturday, Dec. 31: The Oversize/Overweight Permits Office will be CLOSED during regular Saturday hours. Sunday, Jan. 1: All TxDMV … Continue reading

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New Year's Holiday Closure

In observance of New Year’s, the Oversize/Overweight Permits Office will be closed on Saturday, December 31. Motor Carrier Oversize/Overweight permits can be ordered online 24/7 through the Texas Permitting and Routing Optimization System (TxPROS) at www.TxDMV.gov. Have a safe and … Continue reading

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TxDMV Holiday Schedules

Need to take care of business with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) before the end of the year? Please be aware of the following holiday schedules: 

Friday, Dec. 23: All TxDMV offices will be OPEN during … Continue reading

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TxDMV Holiday Schedules

Need to take care of business with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) before the end of the year? Please be aware of the following holiday schedules: 

Friday, Dec. 23: All TxDMV offices will be OPEN during … 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 24, and Friday, November 25. The Oversize/Overweight Permits Office also will be closed on Saturday, November 26. Motor … Continue reading

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Veterans Day

The Motor Carrier Division will be closed Friday, November 11 for Veterans Day except for its Oversize/Overweight Permits Office. The Permits Office will be open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 11, but will be closed Saturday, Nov… Continue reading

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Veterans Day

The Motor Carrier Division will be closed Friday, November 11 for Veterans Day except for its Oversize/Overweight Permits Office. The Permits Office will be open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 11, but will be closed Saturday, Nov… Continue reading

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Chapter 217, Proposed Amendment to §217.9, Bonded Titles

Proposed Amendment to 43 Texas Administrative Code §217.9, Bonded Titles
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The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) has published in the Texas Register proposed changes to… Continue reading

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