CDL Residence

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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It is illegal and in violation of the Real ID Act which was a resposne to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 to not have a physical RESIDENCE on your license. That means a place where one can live. A UPS store is a commercially zoned business not a residence. It is for this same reason Prime will not allow my Prime PO box number to be listed on my CDL.

This is all about tracking people down if need be. The new aspects of REAL ID now include facial recognition. A criminal can go into a convenience store and if he has a license can be identified by the cameras and DMV database.

People think DLs are rights, they are not. It is a privilege, screw with the laws of it and you can lose that privilege.

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

JoAnne EC's Comment
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It is illegal and in violation of the Real ID Act which was a resposne to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 to not have a physical RESIDENCE on your license. That means a place where one can live. A UPS store is a commercially zoned business not a residence. It is for this same reason Prime will not allow my Prime PO box number to be listed on my CDL.

Totally makes sense - that's what I was wondering about!

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.
Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Rainy-

That is why I mentioned your name because you know how it all works. So it is complicated, with 9/11. I understand that and agree. Wasn't trying to give the wrong info at all.

Michael S.'s Comment
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Old driver getting ready to be a new driver again soon. Just wanted to chime in and say that at one point for a few years I lived out of my truck, I used a friends address for my home address in Minnesota at the time for li ense and banking purposes. I loved living out of the truck, kept my backpacking gear and a bicycle on the truck, and enjoyed taking my time off all over the country and really seeing and experiencing the country other than just from behind the wheel and sitting in truckstops, and got tons of exercise! (For a short time I even carried a lightweight kayak with me) When I get back into driving I'll probably somewhat live out of the truck, but will definitely keep my little paid for place in florida(just have to pay reasonable lot rent)

ChrisEMT's Comment
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From what I understand, most DMV's require a physical address for a CDL. If you have family or a close friend that will allow you to use their address for your CDL , you can get a PO box for your mail, or if you work for a major carrier, you can see if they will allow you to use their terminal closest to where your address is as a "mail drop" where you can pick up your mail occasionally, or if your on a dedicated account, see if your fleet manager will allow you to use the dedicated site to get your mail, such as bills.

For example, I used a friends address when I was on the road and picked up my mail every couple weeks. In exchange, I gave her a few dollars every week, this way I didn't have to change my license and permits...

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.

Terminal:

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Fleet Manager:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

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