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COVID-19/Coronavirus: Motor Carriers Exempt From Texas Self-Quarantine Order

Motor carriers engaged in commercial activity are exempt from a self-quarantine order issued by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Gov. Abbott issued an Executive Order that mandates a 14-day quarantine for traveler’s entering Texas from the bordering state of Louisiana, and from several other states and specific cities that are hot spots for the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest Executive Orders are posted here: https://gov.texas.gov/news

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COVID-19/Coronavirus: International Registration Plan (Apportioned Registration) Suspensions

Many U.S. states and Canadian provinces have suspended International Registration Plan requirements due to the COVID-19 emergency. Suspensions are linked from the IRP, Inc. page here: https://www.irponline.org/

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COVID-19/Coronavirus Relief Information

Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a declaration of disaster temporarily suspending size and weight restrictions and oversize/overweight permitting requirements for vehicles and loads associated with activities needed to respond to COVID-19/Coronavirus. Please utilize both waivers when using this suspension.

Note: TxDMV is not imposing COVID-19 related restrictions on travel for vehicles/loads moving with an Oversize/Overweight Permit. However, all permittees need to check local shelter-in-place/stay-at-home orders prior to movement to ensure the travel meets the definition of “essential” for those areas.

Governor Abbott's Disaster Proclamation

Suspension of Size and Weight Requirements

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Federal Disaster Relief Permit for the Transport of Relief Supplies

A Federal Disaster Relief Permit is available in the Texas Permitting and Routing Optimization System (TxPROS) for the transport of divisible commodities consisting of emergency relief supplies related to the COVID-19 emergency. This $0 cost Permit is only available during national emergencies or major disasters declared by the President of the United States. A copy of the President’s declaration must be carried with the permit.

Presidential Emergency Declaration for COVID-19

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Hurricane Harvey Relief Information

Hurricane Harvey Relief Information

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Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a declaration of disaster temporarily suspending size and weight restrictions and oversize/overweight permitting requirements for vehicles and loads associated with activities needed to respond to Hurricane Harvey. Please see the Notice below.

OS/OW Permit Requirements Suspended for Storm Emergency

TxDMV
Number

IH10 05Motor carriers operating intrastate commercial motor vehicles on a road or highway in Texas must get a TxDMV number. For INTRAstate operations please ensure you register with USDOT as INTRAstate not INTERstate.

Commercial
Fleets

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TxDMV offers multiple customer-focused registration programs to suit your business needs. Whether you have one truck or thousands moving across Texas, we have a program for you.

UCR

iStock 000016412671SmallThe federal Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Agreement requires individuals and companies that operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate or international commerce to register their business with TxDMV and pay an annual fee based on the size of their fleet. 

Oversize/weight
Permits

Trucks OS bumper banner truck shutterstock 9004330You must obtain an oversize/overweight permit from TxDMV if your vehicle and/or load exceeds Texas legal size and weight limits.

NAFTA
Permits

iStock 000010295867SmallThe NAFTA annual permit is legal Texas registration for foreign commercial motor vehicles, trailers, or semitrailers that are not authorized to travel on Texas highways either due to lack of registration or because the country or state where the vehicle is registered does not have a reciprocal agreement with the State of Texas.

Outreach 
& Training

MS Signs Go MP900433095TxDMV offers a variety of training options to help Motor Carriers, shippers, brokers and freight forwarders get up to speed to conduct business in Texas.

Training includes:

                • Commercial Fleet Accounts Management
                • TxIRP Compliance Training
                • TxPROS Functionality

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