Texas DMV Announces Storm-Related Suspension of MC Requirements
Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster proclamation for counties affected by the Oct. 20 storm.
Governor Greg Abbott has declared a disaster for certain counties affected by the storm that struck Texas October 20, 2019. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has responded by temporarily suspending IRP vehicle registration, 72/144-hour temporary registration permits, size and weight restrictions, and oversize/overweight permitting requirements for vehicles and loads associated with activities needed to provide disaster assistance to those counties.
Included are: Cass, Cameron, Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Erath, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Panola, Rains, Rockwall, Rusk, Tarrant, Van Zandt and Wood counties.
Motor carriers involved in these efforts should print the Governor’s declaration and the TxDMV Waiver Notice and carry both in the vehicle. Both documents are found here under “Take Note”: http://www.txdmv.gov/motor-carriers
You may use the “Bid Route” feature in the Texas Permitting and Routing Optimization System (TxPROS) at https://txpros.txdmv.gov/ to route loads safely during this emergency. For information on other restrictions go here: http://www.txdmv.gov/motorcarriers/permit-restrictions.
For a more accurate route than the bid route tool, contact the Texas DMV for routing assistance at 1-800-299-1700, option 2.