Homeless Truck Driver

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Rich D.'s Comment
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I have a hypothetical question. What if a truck driver lived on the road full time live like the retirees that sell their home to travel in an RV? How would handle the permanent address problem with the DOT and your employer?


Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Bill F.'s Comment
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You can rent PO boxes, use a family/friend address. There are companies that specialize providing home addresses for nomad type workers, and forwarding or faxing/emailing your mail to you. Several states have no income tax as well.

Rich D.'s Comment
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A PO box won't work for claiming residency. I had two reasons for asking the question. First - I am needing to establish residency in a state where I don't know anyone. There is a college program there that I am interested in and need to qualify for in-state tuition. Second - I've thought about letting my apartment go while trucking for a bit. The potential savings would really help when I start college.

MC1371's Comment
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If you don't have friends or family.

Then rent a motel room for a weekend and find a Mail boxes etc. Mail Box etc uses a street address rather than a P.O..

Many others have done this for tax purposes.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Also, you may be able to find some other mail drop type place. Some companies may let you use a terminal address.


A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Brian F.'s Comment
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Wyoming is a favorite state among homeless RV people

millionmiler24's Comment
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My training diary

Read the entry on 07/06/2017 on Page 9 and you will have the answers you seek.


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