Texas DMV to Implement USDOT Number Requirement for Permits; Cautions Against Fraudulent Email

- Effective Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 6:30 p.m., oversize/overweight permit applicants required to have a USDOT Number must provide it during the permit application process. TxPROS will check the number against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) system, MCMIS, for any out-of-service orders prior to permit issuance. The permit will be issued to the company name as it is listed for the USDOT Number.  To view a company’s current USDOT Number information and status, visit: https://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/CompanySnapshot.aspx.  To update USDOT Number info, click here.

Additionally, many carriers received a notification from that appeared to be from their state DMV numbers may expire soon and that failure to renew would constitute an out-of-service classification in the state and a $500 fine. This notification was not sent by Texas DMV, as the department does not send renewal of motor carrier certificates of registration.  Recipients of this message are encouraged not to click or reply to it, and to report any cases of suspected fraud to the Texas Attorney General.

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