Texas DOT Number

Do I Need One?

Motor carriers operating intrastate commercial motor vehicles on a road or highway in Texas must have a Texas DOT number when you:

1.  Operate a vehicle (or combination of vehicles) with a gross weight, registered weight or gross-weight rating exceeding 26,000 pounds;

2.  Operate a commercial motor vehicle owned or controlled by someone who is not a U.S. citizen or does not live in the United States;

3.  Transport hazardous materials in a quantity that requires placarding;

4.  Operate a farm vehicle with a gross weight, registered weight or gross weight rating of 48,000 pounds or more;

5.  Operate a vehicle designed to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver;

6.  Operate a commercial school bus;

7.  Operate a foreign domiciled bus;

8.  Are a foreign carrier;

9.  Transport household goods for compensation, regardless of vehicle weight.