Order Texas DMV Number

Motor carriers operating INTRAstate commercial motor vehicles on a road or highway in Texas must register their operations with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Motor Carrier Division.

You must register as a motor carrier when you:

  • Operate a commercial motor vehicle (or a combination of vehicles) with a gross weight, registered weight or gross-weight rating exceeding 26,000 pounds
  • Transport hazardous materials in a quantity that requires placarding
  • Operate a farm vehicle with a gross weight, registered weight or gross weight rating of 48,000 pounds or more
  • Operate a vehicle designed to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver
  • Operate a commercial school bus
  • Transport household goods for compensation, regardless of vehicle weight

Motor carrier registration (TxDMV Number) is available for seven calendar days, 90 days, one year or two years. A motor carrier certificate of registration is non-transferable between carriers registered as a sole proprietor.

Texas requires all INTRAstate motor carriers to register with the department and file evidence of insurance or financial responsibility. Additionally, All Motor Carriers registered with TxDMV must certify that they are in compliance with the USDOT FMCSA drug-testing requirements.

Motor Carriers must provide the name of the drug-testing consortium/drug-testing facility that is being used to conduct the drug testing.