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TX DMV Vehicle Size & Weight Waiver Under Winter Weather Disaster Declaration

Updated: Feb 22

Suspends Oversize/Overweight Rules Only


Effective February 12, 2021, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TX DMV) has suspended the following size and weight requirements for commercial motor vehicles (CMV) to travel in and through the state of Texas to provide disaster assistance in Texas due to winter storms: the oversize and overweight permitting requirements under Transportation Code, Chapters 621 through 623, as well as Title 43, Chapter 219 of the Texas Administrative Code, for all divisible and non-divisible vehicles and loads.


Examples of disaster assistance include, but are not limited to, vehicles engaged in the transport of food & water, equipment, materials, fuel, and other supplies to the disaster areas, as well as vehicles used to restore utilities and to remove debris from the disaster areas listed in the disaster declaration.


Please find further details on CMV size & weight relief in the linked

TX DMV waiver.


These suspensions remain in effect until terminated by the Office of the Governor or until the disaster declaration expires, 30 days (March 12, 2021).


Keep copies of both below-linked documents in trucks.


Download TX DMV Waiver at https://bit.ly/3b31EeQ


Download Governor Disaster Declaration at https://bit.ly/3tY3xSG

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