Getting my truck and trailer home

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Mjej, Jun 15, 2021.

  1. Mjej

    Mjej Bobtail Member

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    I recently purchased a 2013 T660 and a 45’ aluminum flat deck in Nevada. I have insurance on both and apportioned license plates/cab card from Texas. Fmcsa hasn’t activated my MC # yet. Can I take it home unloaded?
     
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  3. shooter19802003

    shooter19802003 Road Train Member

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    Yes.
    Just put an in transit sign in the window and your off. You don't need any of the other stuff if your not hauling a load. No load=no commercial carrier. Just a guy transporting a truck to someplace.
     
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  4. Mjej

    Mjej Bobtail Member

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    Awesome, thank you. No ifta or permits needed? One more question. Can I run intrastate with just my DOT # in Texas while I wait for the MC # to activate.
     
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    shooter19802003 Road Train Member

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    I believe as long as you stay in your home state. However, I would just call the local port and ask. Alot of those folks are pretty decent.
     
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    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    @God prefers Diesels can tell you
     
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    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    Kind of. You need a TxDMV number (which will require a US DOT number). Then insurance and UCR. The TxDMV number takes like 30 minutes to get online, and you have to have it to run intrastate. Also, it's not a number you have to paste on the side of your truck. Just carry the paperwork.

    Now even once your MC is active, you still can't cross state lines until you have IRP and IFTA. And there's no "temp permits" if it's your first time. Maybe things are open now, but during Corona my IRP took like 54 days to process, and you can't start IFTA until IRP is done. IFTA took 41 days. So even after my MC was active, I was still stuck waiting three months for the other stuff.
     
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    How did you get apportioned plates and cab card without an active MC?
     
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