Temporary Suspension of Motor Carrier IRP Requirements for Disaster Relief

Commercial Vehicle registration requirements to travel in and through the state of Texas are temporarily suspended by order of Texas Governor Greg Abbott. This is to make it faster and easier for operators of commercial vehicles to provide disaster relief assistance to both Texas and Louisiana.

A commercial motor vehicle qualifies for the temporary suspension of International Registration Plan (IRP) requirements if the vehicle is registered in one of the 48 contiguous states and is not currently registered under IRP. The suspension covers the vehicle registration requirements for operators of commercial motor vehicles that are providing assistance to Texas and/or Louisiana pursuant to the disaster declarations for those states.

Additionally, the requirements to obtain a 72-/144-hour temporary registration permit also are suspended for those commercial motor vehicles that are not eligible for IRP registration.      

These waivers do not apply to safety requirements. Operators are responsible and liable for safely routing their vehicles by obtaining current restrictions and information concerning hazardous weather-related road conditions prior to movement.

No action on your part is required to qualify for the temporary waivers.

These suspensions expire 14 days after the expiration of Governor Abbott’s August 23, 2017, Disaster Declaration, as amended.

Visit the Motor Carrier portal for all your TxDMV needs at http://www.TxDMV.gov/motor-carriers.

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Motor Carrier Division – Commercial Fleet Services Section

Phone: 1-800-299-1700, option 5