Texas DOT Number

$375.00 Only

Product Code: 26

8 Reviews

Product Description:

  • Texas DOT number is Issued to Motor Carrier Operating Intrastate
  • TXDOT Number You Must already have a USDOT Number.
  • TX DOT Number number may be found on the MCR Insurance Cab Card.

TxDOT Number: How to Get Your Texas DOT Number Today

Do you need help securing a Texas DOT number requirements? If so, you’re in the right spot. This article will assist you with all your Texas DOT needs. Staying in compliance with the TxDOT is crucial to running a successful business. That’s why our firm stays in close contact with both the TxDOT and the Department of Transportation. Why does our consistent communication matter? It ensures that we can help our clients with all the Texas trucking industry needs. So, are you ready to learn about getting a Texas DOT number for any type of vehicle? Let’s jump right in.

What Is a Texas DOT Number?

The TxDOT number refers to having an official Texas Department of Transportation number. This is a number that gets issued for almost all commercial vehicles across Texas. Any operator that receives a new TxDOT number gets required by law to display it. Operators display their DOT numbers in easy-to-see locations on any registered vehicle. The Texas DMV will tell you where to place your new DOT number on a vehicle. 

Remember that a USDOT number and TxDOT number are separate operating authority numbers. But they do share many things in common for every carrier. So, what is the main difference with carrier registration? The FMCSA mandates USDOT numbers for any vehicle. But the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles mandates TxDOT numbers. Does your trucking company operate a vehicle that picks up and hauls loads only in Texas? If so, you're required by law to use new Texas DOT numbers.

How Do You Know if You Need To Get Texas DOT Registration for a TxDOT Number?

Securing new Texas DOT numbers applies to certain carriers. These are carriers that operate intrastate commercial vehicles within Texas. If your company features this type of vehicle, you must register a valid TxDOT number. It is crucial that every carrier register. The vehicle application process is simple and easy. But keep in mind that any carrier must pay a registration fee.

Once the vehicle application is complete, your insurance company can assist you. It will file a form containing the amount of the registration fee. Once you pay all fees to the Texas DMV, the DMV will provide you with a UIN. You can then convert the UIN into an active Texas DMV certificate number. Say you run a motor carrier. And it operates intrastate commercial vehicles on roads and highways in Texas.

What does this mean? You've got to register your new vehicle and carrier operations which include an MC number. Do so with the 
Texas DMV Motor Carrier Division. But make sure that you register with the USDOT as an INTRAstate carrier or company. This is instead of an INTERstate carrier or company.

The 6 Requirements for Getting a Texas Motor Carrier Number

So, when should you get a Texas DOT number and complete the registration process? Do so if your organization or carrier meets one of the following six requirements:

1. You own or operate at least one vehicle that weighs more than 26,000 pounds. This can apply to gross-weight rating, registered weight, and gross weight.

2. You operate a farm vehicle that weighs more than 48,000 pounds. This can apply to gross-weight rating, registered weight, and gross weight.

3. You transport enough hazardous materials that placarding’s required. 

4. You operate a vehicle that transports more than fifteen people. That number of individuals in the vehicle includes the driver.

5. You operate any form of commercial school bus or vehicle.

6. You move household goods using a vehicle in exchange for money. Vehicle weight does not apply when it comes to moving household goods in Texas.

How Long Can TxDOT Number Vehicle Registration Last?

Some people complain that the Texas DOT number registration process can feel stressful. But our firm’s mission is to prevent that from happening to you. That’s why we have created the following TxDOT step-by-step registration guide. It will walk you through how to get either a Texas DOT or Texas DMV number.

TxDOT Step 1: Assess Your USDOT Vehicle Registration Needs

Make sure that you do indeed need Texas DOT number registration. You can do this by visiting the Texas DMV requirements website. It should list all vehicle/carrier fees and insurance requirements. The fees and requirements apply toward many forms of motor carriers. 

TxDOT Step 2: Assess the Vehicle & Registration Information of Your Business

Ensure that all your vehicle and financial registration information is ready-to-go. Write down all relevant information such as your credit card and vehicle information. The vehicle information should include the VIN, model, make, and year.

TxDOT Step 3: Get a USDOT Number

-Step 3. Apply for an Interstate Trucking Authority Package that will benefit your carrier. Once again, you need to have this vehicle registration number first. Otherwise, you cannot begin the TxDOT number application process. Go to the USDOT registration website for more information. It will inform you how to register with the FMCSA so that you can get a USDOT number. You can then continue the application process by way of answering routine questions. Once you have your USDOT number which also requires you to be a part of an Arbitration Program and a Published Moving Tariff to move household goods, you can jump over to the next step. 

TxDOT Step 4: Your Business Should Apply for a TxDOT Number

A carrier is now ready to apply for a Texas DOT number. Make sure that you select the motor carrier timeframe that works best for your team. The Texas DMV website has experienced many new updates. This is so motor carriers can set up vehicle authority with relative ease. The site has an eLINC registration system that is simple to follow. eLINC will provide a carrier with options for securing your Texas DOT number. If you encounter difficulty at this step, it’s best to call the Texas DMV for help. Or, you can call our organization.

TxDOT Step 5: Process Your Vehicle Registration Through an Insurance Company

It’s now time to submit your insurance’s carrier requirements. Go ahead and call your commercial automotive insurance agent. Let the agent know that you are almost finished securing a Texas DOT number. In fact, you might even have a temporary number at this stage. Your insurance company can now take care of all e-filing requests and requirements. This will open up communication between your insurance and the state of Texas. Once the insurance requirements have gotten taken care of, you’re ready to start trucking. But, as a compliant carrier, make sure that you take one key action first. Print out your Tx Dot registration and all accompanying carrier information. Also- go ahead and double-check the Texas DMV registration page. Why? To make sure that your TxDOT number is now listed with your carrier information.

Let Us Know if Your Business Needs To Get a TxDMV Number

Does your business need to secure a TxDMV Number for any type of vehicle? If so, our firm has the resources to assist you right away. Sure, we provide plenty of TxDOT resources. But our TxDMV Number and permit services are also important for every carrier. They address new carrier rules that the DMV has in place. We can make sure that your TxDMV Number information gets processed fast. Our team has done so for carrier after carrier across the US. A vehicle featuring a TxDMV Number is crucial. The TxDMV is very strict when it comes to how a carrier operates. If the TxDMV suspects a carrier violates a rule, that can lead to fines and suspensions. A carrier can even go out of business if it violates a TXDMV policy.

Do not leave the TxDMV Number registration of your carrier up to chance. Instead, let our Vehicle Resources keep your business in compliance. We know how to help a company get a TxDMV Number fast. And we do so with new, patented processes that no other firm has. Our official Vehicle Resources department has no limitations. They excel at filing all sorts of motor carrier documents. From an MC Number to a TxDMV Number. This way, every motor carrier has access to resources that get results. Do you want to find out more about our new and current carrier resources? If so, please call our organization at any time. Our mission is to ensure that carrier after carrier receives success.

Contact Us Today To Get a TxDOT Number for Your Business

Does your carrier need more help learning how to get a Texas DOT number? If so, our team of experts are only a phone call away. They can do anything from helping you with paperwork to contacting the Texas DMV. Our mission is to get your Texas-based company on the road. We’ll then help ensure that your carrier can continue to operate. Why? So you can earn more profits and revenue than ever before. The key to doing so involves securing your number ASAP.

We recognize that understanding DOT rules and regulations can get overwhelming. That’s why our team is standing by at a moment’s notice. And we won’t rest until your company’s in great standing with the Texas DMV and the FMCSA. Our staff's prepared to help you get your Texas DOT number fast. We know all the right steps to take so that your workers can get out on the road fast. Plus, we can help prevent fines and penalties from taking place. Call us right now to get started. We look forward to helping you with all your Texas DOT number-related needs.

Customer Reviews

Swipe Left/Right To View More

Laura Myers


We can finally carry through the state of texas thanks to the efforts of Moving Authority. I liked the most they contacted the Texas DMV on our behalf and took care of the paperwork. I'm very thankful.

Kipp Mercer


Getting the TxDMV number was an easy job, thanks to the Moving Authority experts. They also helped me find an insurance company to fill out Form E n the application form.

Please Write Your Review Here

Did You Know

Question In American English, the word "truck" has historically been preceded by a word describing the type of vehicle, such as a "tanker truck". In British English, preference would lie with "tanker" or "petrol tanker".

Question In the United States, the term 'full trailer' is used for a freight trailer supported by front and rear axles and pulled by a drawbar. This term is slightly different in Europe, where a full trailer is known as an A-frame drawbar trail. A full trailer is 96 or 102 in (2.4 or 2.6 m) wide and 35 or 40 ft (11 or 12 m) long.

Question In many countries, driving a truck requires a special driving license. The requirements and limitations vary with each different jurisdiction.

Question In the United States, shipments larger than about 7,000 kg (15,432 lb) are classified as truckload freight (TL). It is more efficient and affordable for a large shipment to have exclusive use of one larger trailer. This is opposed to having to share space on a smaller Less than Truckload freight carrier.

Question “ The first original song about truck driving appeared in 1939 when Cliff Bruner and His Boys recorded Ted Daffan's "Truck Driver's Blues," a song explicitly marketed to roadside cafe owners who were installing juke boxes in record numbers to serve truckers and other motorists.” - Shane Hamilton

Question According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 40 million United States citizens have moved annually over the last decade. Of those people who have moved in the United States, 84.5% of them have moved within their own state, 12.5% have moved to another state, and 2.3% have moved to another country.

Question The interstate moving industry in the United States maintains regulation by the FMCSA, which is part of the USDOT. With only a small staff (fewer than 20 people) available to patrol hundreds of moving companies, enforcement is difficult. As a result of such a small staff, there are in many cases, no regulations that qualify moving companies as 'reliable'. Without this guarantee, it is difficult to a consumer to make a choice. Although, moving companies can provide and often display a DOT license.

Question A semi-trailer is almost exactly what it sounds like, it is a trailer without a front axle. Proportionally, its weight is supported by two factors. The weight falls upon a road tractor or by a detachable front axle assembly, known as a dolly. Generally, a semi-trailer is equipped with legs, known in the industry as "landing gear". This means it can be lowered to support it when it is uncoupled. In the United States, a trailer may not exceed a length of 57 ft (17.37 m) on interstate highways. However, it is possible to link two smaller trailers together to reach a length of 63 ft (19.20 m).

Question Popular among campers is the use of lightweight trailers, such as aerodynamic trailers. These can be towed by a small car, such as the BMW Air Camper. They are built with the intent to lower the tow of the vehicle, thus minimizing drag.

Question As we know in the trucking industry, some trailers are part of large trucks, which we call semi-trailer trucks for transportation of cargo. Trailers may also be used in a personal manner as well, whether for personal or small business purposes.

Question DOT officers of each state are generally in charge of the enforcement of the Hours of Service (HOS). These are sometimes checked when CMVs pass through weigh stations. Drivers found to be in violation of the HOS can be forced to stop driving for a certain period of time. This, in turn, may negatively affect the motor carrier's safety rating. Requests to change the HOS are a source of debate. Unfortunately, many surveys indicate drivers routinely get away with violating the HOS. Such facts have started yet another debate on whether motor carriers should be required to us EOBRs in their vehicles. Relying on paper-based log books does not always seem to enforce the HOS law put in place for the safety of everyone.

Question The main purpose of the HOS regulation is to prevent accidents due to driver fatigue. To do this, the number of driving hours per day, as well as the number of driving hours per week, have been limited. Another measure to prevent fatigue is to keep drivers on a 21 to 24-hour schedule in order to maintain a natural sleep/wake cycle. Drivers must take a daily minimum period of rest and are allowed longer "weekend" rest periods. This is in hopes to combat cumulative fatigue effects that accrue on a weekly basis.

Question In 1893, the Office of Road Inquiry (ORI) was established as an organization. However, in 1905 the name was changed to the Office Public Records (OPR). The organization then went on to become a division of the United States Department of Agriculture. As seen throughout history, organizations seem incapable of maintaining permanent names. So, the organization's name was changed three more times, first in 1915 to the Bureau of Public Roads and again in 1939 to the Public Roads Administration (PRA). Yet again, the name was later shifted to the Federal Works Agency, although it was abolished in 1949. Finally, in 1949, the name reverted to the Bureau of Public Roads, falling under the Department of Commerce. With so many name changes, it can be difficult to keep up to date with such organizations. This is why it is most important to research and educate yourself on such matters.

Question The decade of the 70's in the United States was a memorable one, especially for the notion of truck driving. This seemed to dramatically increase popularity among trucker culture. Throughout this era, and even in today's society, truck drivers are romanticized as modern-day cowboys and outlaws. These stereotypes were due to their use of Citizens Band (CB) radios to swap information with other drivers. Information regarding the locations of police officers and transportation authorities. The general public took an interest in the truckers 'way of life' as well. Both drivers and the public took interest in plaid shirts, trucker hats, CB radios, and CB slang.

Question With the onset of trucking culture, truck drivers often became portrayed as protagonists in popular media. Author Shane Hamilton, who wrote "Trucking Country: The Road to America's Wal-Mart Economy", focuses on truck driving. He explores the history of trucking and while connecting it development in the trucking industry. It is important to note, as Hamilton discusses the trucking industry and how it helps the so-called big-box stores dominate the U.S. marketplace. Hamilton certainly takes an interesting perspective historically speaking.

Question Some trailers can be towed by an accessible pickup truck or van, which generally need no special permit beyond a regular license. Such examples would be enclosed toy trailers and motorcycle trailers. Specialized trailers like an open-air motorcycle trailer and bicycle trailers are accessible. Some trailers are much more accessible to small automobiles, as are some simple trailers pulled by a drawbar and riding on a single set of axles. Other trailers also have a variety, such as a utility trailer, travel trailers or campers, etc. to allow for varying sizes of tow vehicles.


The term 'trailer' is commonly used interchangeably with that of a travel trailer or mobile home. There are varieties of trailers and manufactures housing designed for human habitation. Such origins can be found historically with utility trailers built in a similar fashion to horse-drawn wagons. A trailer park is an area where mobile homes are designated for people to live in.
In the United States, trailers ranging in size from single-axle dollies to 6-axle, 13 ft 6 in (4,115 mm) high, 53 ft (16,154 mm) in long semi-trailers is common. Although, when towed as part of a tractor-trailer or "18-wheeler", carries a large percentage of the freight. Specifically, the freight that travels over land in North America.

Question Known as a truck in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, it is essentially a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo. Otherwise known as a lorry in the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, and Indian Subcontinent. Trucks vary not only in their types, but also in size, power, and configuration, the smallest being mechanically like an automobile. Commercial trucks may be very large and powerful, configured to mount specialized equipment. These are necessary in the case of fire trucks, concrete mixers, and suction excavators etc.