Mailing Address

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Mike D.'s Comment
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I know I've seen a link on how to set up a mailing address in your home state if you plan on living out of your truck.

If anyone knows where to look or find that information, I'd appreciate it.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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I know I've seen a link on how to set up a mailing address in your home state if you plan on living out of your truck.

If anyone knows where to look or find that information, I'd appreciate it.

Hay Mike;

I'm pretty sure Kearsey (Rainy) had that information in a thread or two, a while back (when she started with Prime) but I ran out of time actually trying to find it. If you are still on the hunt, you may want to take the time and peruse her threads here on TT.

Hopefully, she will stop in and see this, and repost!

Best wishes on your journey, sir!

~ Anne ~

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Jammer a's Comment
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You can’t use a phobic as an address??

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I know I've seen a link on how to set up a mailing address in your home state if you plan on living out of your truck.

If anyone knows where to look or find that information, I'd appreciate it.

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Hay Mike;

I'm pretty sure Kearsey (Rainy) had that information in a thread or two, a while back (when she started with Prime) but I ran out of time actually trying to find it. If you are still on the hunt, you may want to take the time and peruse her threads here on TT.

Hopefully, she will stop in and see this, and repost!

Best wishes on your journey, sir!

~ Anne ~

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Barry H.'s Comment
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Talk with the local post office. From what I understand, you rental a P.O. Box and you can have packages delivered there. The address would be the address of that post office plus your box number. I believe that would satisfy the requirements your needing.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Talk with the local post office. From what I understand, you rental a P.O. Box and you can have packages delivered there. The address would be the address of that post office plus your box number. I believe that would satisfy the requirements your needing.

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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.
Rick S.'s Comment
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This has been done over and over before - but - legally - the address has to be a RESIDENCE (ostensibly, somewhere someone can FIND YOU).

That being said - there are a number "rent an address" services - the POST OFFICE not being one of them.

Mailbox Express used to do it. As did UPS.

The laws tend to vary state to state. Try a google search on: Can I Use A P.O. Box For A Drivers License

I used to have my FL license with my P.O. Box as an address - this changed, I think, shortly after 9/11.

I haven't researched this in a few years personally - and I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time digging.

With "REAL ID" federal laws pretty much rolled out nationwide - I believe an actual residence is mandatory under the law.

You can always use a friends address. I believe some drivers get a box at their companies terminal and use that as an address.

For tax and other purposes, you have to declare a state of domicile.

There are other ways around this - but with DHS and other agencies - especially if you're planning on getting a TWIC and/or HM endorsement - it's easier to have an address.

Many states now "cross check" addresses of mail services (UPS Store/etc) to prevent people from using those for DL's.

It's a (scary) brave new world - and it doesn't look to be getting any easier.

Friend or relative is the safest bet.

I live in a warehouse (OK - commercial property) - and (by code) I'm not actually supposed to be living here - but it is my sole/primary residence - and my CDL is in this address.

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And lest any of my friends here, think I sleep on pallets in a storage unit - this is my living room. I built a mancave in 2,400 sqft, because it just works better for me businesswise.

That is all...

LOL

Rick

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Yes I said what Rick.said. indiana says it is Federal and state law. But I found no federal law just now. PA NJ and others have similar wording.

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Pete B.'s Comment
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The laws vary from state to state. When I went thru CDL school in Montana, the truck driving school had a deal worked out with the DMV where on my first CDL, my truck driving school’s address was listed as my ‘home address.’ (I also live out of my truck). While in CDL school, a Werner rep came in and gave a very lackluster presentation. Not even sure why he bothered. But I did learn that if I went through their training in Denver, that I could use their facility address in Denver to satisfy the home address requirements for my CDL. Well, the job I wanted, with Schneider, was hiring out of Texas. Schneider had no such agreement with the DMV there. Establishing home residency in Texas is not easy, if you don’t actually live there. Fortunately I had a friend who lives in Austin; I brought him and his proofs of residency with me to their DMV, and that’s how I got a TX address listed on my CDL. It wasn’t easy.

The moral of this story is that you need to do some research or leg work on your own, figure out which state you plan on listing your home address in, and see what their qualifications are.

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.

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