Thank You For The Replies Another Question I Have A Question Do I Have To Have A Home Base Meaning A Apartment Or Place

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Ronald D.'s Comment
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HI first thanks for all the feedback from you all, We are orriginally from St Louis Missour moved to Arizona 8 years ago. If I were to take my wife and pet with me do we actually have to have an apartment or can we just live out of the truck? And if I got my cdl will it be from the state the company operates out of or my home state? And if you move to another state do you have to take all the test and driving part over again to keep it, and how long is a class a cdl good for? Do you have to retake the driving part to renew it or just the written or how does that work?

again thank you all for the advice I appreciate it.

Ron and Kathy


Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Starcar's Comment
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You will need an address somewhere. You can use one of your family's resident address, a friend, or, I think, a POB in a town you may frequent...We lived in our truck for many years, and used a family member's address for our regular mail, and a "home" address.

Train's Comment
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Ronald, on of the channels I follow on YouTube is "Nrs aventures". This is a husband and wife driving for Swift. I have heard them mention in the past that they don't have a physical home, just a PO Box that they get to every month or so. Hope this helps.

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