Federal Disaster Relief Permits Available
Motor carriers transporting a divisible load that is overweight only to and within the areas affected by Hurricane Ida may self-issue a Federal Disaster Relief Permit through the Texas Permitting and Routing Optimization System (TxPROS). https://txpros.txdmv.gov/. This Federal Disaster Relief Permit is only valid in Texas.
A copy of the President’s declaration must be carried with the permit. The declaration can be found here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/08/29/president-joseph-r-biden-jr-approves-louisiana-disaster-declaration-3/.
The Federal Disaster Relief Permit allows for travel on all state and federal roads, including the interstate highway system. The permit may not be used for overwidth, overlength, or overheight loads.
Vehicles moving with this permit may only deliver relief supplies (the entire load must consist of relief supplies), or assist in expediting debris removal from roadways, staging areas, or temporary structure locations.
See permit for a complete list of movement conditions and restrictions. http://www.txdmv.gov/oversize-weight-permits/emergency-relief-permit
If you have a TxPROS account but do not remember the username, password, or email address, please contact us for assistance at 1-800-299-1700, options 2-5-4, during Permits Office call center hours of 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. DO NOT CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT.
Source: Motor Carriers
Movement of Oversize/Overweight Loads for Hurricane Ida Disaster