Texas has waived select regulatory controls over the commercial trucking in the state due to COVID-19.
Three sets of statutes are suspended, subject to federal law and DMV safety limitations:
- The oversize and overweight permitting requirements under Tex. Trans. Code Ch. 621-623 and 43 Tex. Admin. Code Ch. 219 for all divisible and non-divisible vehicles and loads;
- The International Registration Plan (IRP) vehicle registration under Tex. Trans. Code § 502.091 and 43 Tex. Admin. Code § 217.56, as long as the vehicle is registered in one of the 48 U.S. contiguous states; and
- The 72-hour and 144-hour temporary registration permits under Tex. Trans. Code § 502.094 and 43 Tex. Admin. Code § 217.40(b)(3), as long as the vehicle is registered in a U.S. state.