Just bought a new truck question

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  1. Nicknice

    Nicknice Light Load Member

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    Jumped into this head first after 7 years and bought a truck and got my own authority. Going thru all the filings its been over a month already and its taking alot of time. Which i expected but seems like its going to take alot more time that i didnt expect. Im up to filing my irp in texas. Then get my ifta stickers and hit the road.
    Question i have right now is.... Can i skip the wait and get a144 hour temp plate on the tractor and trailer in texas and haul stuff INTRASTATE. While i wait for my irp filing to go thru? Legally of course. Last thing i need is thousands more in fines added to the thousands already put up while i wait for each step to go thru. Of course covid isnt hurrying anything.
     
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  3. Nicknice

    Nicknice Light Load Member

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    Forgot to mention also get my texas dot numbers for the INTRASTATE hauling
     
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  4. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I think @Edjahman went through this same thing in Texas a awhile back. Maybe he can answer your questions.
     
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  5. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Heavy Load Member

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    This is literally what I'm doing right now. IRP took so long in Texas, my temp plates finally expired. Paying $55 every six days to keep running. I finally made it to the point where I got the email to send them the cashier's check on Friday, with the FedEx Express return envelope for the plates.

    Let me tell you, my favorite part of this was driving all the way to San Antonio to FedEx Express a package to....San Antonio. My second favorite part was waiting ten to fifteen days between email replies from them.
     
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  6. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    I believe he said the IFTA was taking a LOOOONG time . . .
     
  7. Nicknice

    Nicknice Light Load Member

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    I havent got to the ifta yet because as far as i know. I gave to gave the irp filed first. Then i have to wait for that.
    Gpd answered the question. Except ill have to get a temp plate for the truck and trailer. 110 every 6 days.
    They definitely dont make it a simple process to become a essential worker that they fine every chance they can.
     
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    Nicknice Light Load Member

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    God prefers diesels... Have you had anyndt inspections with them temp plates?
     
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    God prefers Diesels Heavy Load Member

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    Can't you get your regular trailer plate from the DMV? For example, I had the choice of paying $900 to get a Texas plate for the truck, and it's normal walk-in stuff. Same day, walk in with title, insurance, and money, and walk out with a plate. So you should be able to get a trailer plate. Then, all you need to do is keep getting the temp plate for the truck. I'm pretty sure when you go apportioned, it only is for the truck anyway, but anyone can correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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