Texas Permitting and Routing Optimization System (TxPROS) Upgrades on December 11, 2018

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will upgrade the Texas Permitting and Routing System (TxPROS) December 11 to improve the overall customer experience by adding several features and increasing the self-issue limit. 

New Self-Issue Weight

Customers can self-issue certain permit types within TxPROS when the overall size and weight of the vehicle and load are within allowed self-issue tolerances. Effective December 11, the self-issue weight limit in TxPROS will increase from the current 199,999 to 254,300 pounds. Overall self-issue dimensions will be:

  • 20 feet wide
  • 18 feet, 11 inches high
  • 125 feet long
  • 254,300 pounds gross weight

In addition, mileage permits for cranes and well servicing units that fall within the dimensions above can be self-issued.

Weight Certification Requirement

TxPROS customers can now upload required weight certification documents for vehicles/loads that exceed 200,000 pounds gross weight. A permit application missing the weight certification will be held until documentation is received.

For more information on how to upload a weight certification document visit: https://youtu.be/JQCUvG9Vm0k

Annual Permit Batch Ordering

Customers can again batch order the following permit types:

  • Annual Envelope (AEV) Company Specific
  • Over Axle/Over Gross Weight Tolerance
  • Ready-Mixed Concrete Truck
  • Timber
  • Intermodal Shipping Container Port, and
  • Fluid Milk

For AEV Company Specific Permits, TxPROS will now allow customers to enter the number of permits wanted.

TxPROS will still require that customers attest to the accuracy of each permit prior to mailing. If batching multiple permits, the customer must attest to the accuracy of each permit in the batch or submit a message to the Permit Office indicating there is an issue with a permit. If this step is not completed, the permit will not be mailed. The company will receive notifications from TxPROS that this step has not been completed.

For more information on how to batch permits and attest to permit accuracy visit: https://youtu.be/-f6sVf9v6lQ

Annual Permit Renewal Notices

TxPROS will automatically generate renewal notices via email and/or mail for annual permits. Notices will be sent at the beginning of each month for any permits due to expire within the following 45 days.

All customers will be prompted to provide a mailing address and email address for renewal notices the first time they order an annual permit after this upgrade release.

Duplicate Permit Prevention

TxPROS will now detect when a duplicate time-based permit is ordered. TxPROS will not issue a permit if it identifies a permit of the same type for the same vehicle for the same date range or overlapping dates. If the customer is aware of the duplication and still wants the permit, they will be required to submit the reason to the Permit Office for review. If the reason is acceptable, a supervisor will override the duplicate stop.

For more information on duplicate permit prevention visit: https://youtu.be/4hZHF40uWmQ

Automated Clearing House (ACH) Payments

TxDMV will now accept payments by Automated Clearing House (ACH), also known as electronic checks. No percentage or fee is charged for payments by ACH. ACH payments will not be accepted for escrow deposits in TxPROS.

 

Length Combination Evaluation

TxPROS will now evaluate axle spacings to determine if a Super Heavy Permit is required. A vehicle combination that exceeds 200,000 pounds and has less than 95 feet of total axle spacing requires a Super Heavy Permit.

For more information on the length combination evaluation visit: https://youtu.be/sBJ5ofBZIW0

For questions or additional information, contact the Motor Carrier Division at 1-800-299-1700, options 2-5-2.

 

Source: Motor Carriers
Texas Permitting and Routing Optimization System (TxPROS) Upgrades on December 11, 2018

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