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Short guide to getting TXDOT number

If you are going to start a business in Texas, you have to get a special number. We will tell you all the important information about how you can get a TXDOT number, and why you need it.

A Texas Department of transportation number is the exclusive number of the state of Texas which is only issued to commercial vehicles in Texas.

Once you have got a TXDOT number, you have to display it on the visible and front location of your vehicle

If you are going to start a business in Texas, you have to get a special number. We will tell you all the important information about how you can get a TXDOT number, and why you need it.

Let’s discuss.

Do I need it?

Before applying for the Texas department of transportation number, you need to know. Either I need it or not. The Texas Department of Transportation differs from the federal transportation system of the United States of America.

I want to operate in Texas. It is necessary for a commercial vehicle that operates in Texas to register for a TXdot number. For this purpose, you have to pay the registration fee.

Your concerned insurance company fills a form E for the amount. If you have already cleared your dues to the Texas department of motor Vehicles, a UIN number will be issued to you. Then, this UIN will be converted to the TX DMV certificate number.

When you need TXDOT

There are some reasons to obtain a TXDOT. If you live in Texas and want to operate commercially then you have to get a Texas number. I will tell you when you have to get a TXDOT number. There are some following things you should keep in mind:

  • Weight of the vehicle matters. Any vehicle which you want to operate is registered or gross weight rating exceeding 26,000 pounds.
  • If you want to operate a farm transport. Its gross weight or registered weight rating of 48,000 pounds or more.
  • Transport with hazardous waste and material in a specific quantity should be covered with notice or placarding. So, authority can judge the proper need.
  • Any vehicle which will be used for the transport which has a seating capacity of 15 passengers including the driver.
  • If you want to operate a school bus in the area. You have to obtain the TXDOT.
  • Household goods transport also includes regardless of the weight capacity of the vehicle.

What do you have to do for obtaining TXDOT

There is a step-by-step process to get TXDOT. But first and foremost, the thing is if you want to get a TX number, then you have to obtain USDOT first. If you have a US DOT, then you get any other number otherwise you are not eligible to obtain a number from the department of transportation.

Information required

  • Your full name
  • Business name, in case of, if you want to register on the name of business name
  • Proper postal address
  • Social security number
  • Date of birth
  • Credit card information

Vehicle information

  • Year of making
  • Year of purchase
  • Model
  • Make
  • VIN

Apply for USDOT number

If you want to get TXDOT, you have to get US DOT, as prior I talked about this. This is necessary because it is the basic registration of the vehicle. Based on this number, the state department issues you a number.

Apply for TXDOT number

After this, you have to apply for the TXDOT. Before apply should know things:

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  • TXDOT is available for one year or two years.
  •  A motor carrier certificate of registration is non-transferable.
  • A motor carrier can set up a new authority through the new online registration system.
  • If you have used an online forum once, then you can update any of your information and can renew the registration certificate. 

Submit insurance paper

After applying, you get a temporary TXDOT, then you have to contact your auto insurance agent for sharing of numbers. Once insurance is verified your status of the void will be removed.

I have shared a short guide and step-by-step process of getting a TXDOT number. Hopefully, It will help in the future when you need a number.

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