CDL Residence

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Brad K.'s Comment
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Hello again everyone,

Has anyone out there gone the route of selling their home or have decided not to rent, but rather, buy an RV for your full time residence outside of the truck? If so, I would love to hear about any pro's/cons when combined with the trucking lifestyle. I am looking at all options when it comes to cutting costs, as this well needed career change will be a bit of a salary cut for me for a few years, from what I've heard and read.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Why bother with a RV? if you decide to live out of the truck you're able to basically take a vacation on your companies dime. You can take your hometime in places you'd love to explore. In Bretts book he talked about Vegas, new orleans, and even taking in nascar races and concerts. If saving money is your goal if you feel the new to get out of the truck just get a nice hotel for a night or 2.

Brad K.'s Comment
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My other question regarding the topic, I know you need a physical address to get the CDL , but do I need it for any other reason after I get my CDL or can I just open a PO Box and lose the physical address?

CDL:

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.
Dan S.'s Comment
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My other question regarding the topic, I know you need a physical address to get the CDL , but do I need it for any other reason after I get my CDL or can I just open a PO Box and lose the physical address?

For $$$$$$ a month you can use mine. I'll even forward your mail to you, or hold it for you, which ever you prefer?confused.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing.gifrofl-1.gif

CDL:

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.
Dan S.'s Comment
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Look into getting a mail box with UPS.

Then you've got

#1 A PO Box to get your mail

#2 A physical street address

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Look into getting a mail box with UPS.

Then you've got

#1 A PO Box to get your mail

#2 A physical street address

Those mailbox plus type stores will also give you an actual street address.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Joseph L.'s Comment
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We have a ups po box because our mail kept getting lost. But more importantly we got the ups address to keep our daughter in sane private school she has attended since age two. Unfortunately and fortunately this will be her last year there. It's fortunate being it will be the last year we spend $12,000 for her to learn finger painting, her shapes colors, and basic writing skills. The unfortunate part is we are looking at the next school for her to attend which is extremely time consuming

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