Federal Disaster Relief Permits Available
Motor carriers transporting a divisible load that is overweight only to and within the areas affected by Tropical Storms Marco and Laura may self-issue a Federal Disaster Relief Permit through the Texas Permitting and Routing Optimization System (TxPROS). https://txpros.txdmv.gov/.
A copy of the President’s declaration must be carried with the permit. The declaration can be found here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/news/ or https://www.fema.gov/disasters/disaster-declarations
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 to facilitate the delivery of relief supplies.
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, please contact us. If you do not remember your password and the email address on the account, please contact us for assistance at 1-800-299-1700, options 2-5-4, during Permits Office call center hours of 7 – 4:30 p.m. DO NOT CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT.
Source: Motor Carriers
Movement of Oversize/Overweight Loads for Tropical Storms Marco and Laura