How Do I Get Something Mailed To Me While I'm Otr

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Michelle V.'s Comment
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I'm home in NC on home time. Got my eye exam but my contacts won't be in for 10 days. How does one get something mailed to them otr? I may not be back to NC for a couple months

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Call your terminal - they will usually accept mail for you.

Rick

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.

Pete M.'s Comment
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"general delivery" to any post office you will be driving by.

PackRat's Comment
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"general delivery" to any post office you will be driving by.

Seriously? Let’s consider how that would not work, except for a driver on a dedicated account.

Pete M.'s Comment
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The definition of "logistics" LOL.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Michelle, if any of the previous suggestions don't fit in, ask your driver manager for help. It's not uncommon for them to have to get mail to drivers on the road plus they know your particular situation.

Driver 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.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Here’s an official Malebox

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Cwc's Comment
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I bet if you told your DM your contacts (the ones your legally supposed to wear and possibly says so on your license) won't be in for a few days. He or she might come up with some options. Longer time off or an out and back run... Run it past them... They work with you.

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.
Solo's Comment
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I have a mail forwarding service set-up out of South Dakota, and have both my moms and dads homes addresses set-up, so should I plan to take a 34 at either of their places, I have have the mail fwd'ing service send my mail there. If I know I'm going to either address and order something from amazon or the like, then I'll just have it shipped to my moms or dads.

I also set-up a PO Box right down the street from my main Termainl in Iowa. So for instance, I'm here now for service, and swung by my PO Box this morning and collected my Amazon (UPS), and FedEx pacakages, as well as regular first class mail.

Cost of course to have both a PO Box and Mail forwarding service, but well worth my time in exchange of the cost incurred.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Michelle, could your company arrange to have another driver cross paths with you? Kind of like Pony Express? It's a long shot, but might be an option.

Personally, I don't even want to get mail when I'm on the road. All my mail consists of is junk mail and bills. And the sympathy cards I get on my birthday.

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