Does Your License Come In The Mail?

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Justme's Comment
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I am heading to orientation with Prime Inc in a couple weeks. I am wondering how I will physically receive my license. Does the DMV mail the license to your home address? How do you receive your license if you're out on the road?

Im wondering, because im about to go in to take my permit knowledge exam. And I don't know if I should update my mailing address with the DMV. I'm technically homeless right now. I don't live at the address on my license anymore. I just sleep in my car. I've been using a UPS mailbox for most of my mail, but I dont think the DMV would accept that for my license residence address.

Sorry, I hope that wasn't TMI. Does Prime get the license sent to them instead? Or something?

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.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I am heading to orientation with Prime Inc in a couple weeks. I am wondering how I will physically receive my license. Does the DMV mail the license to your home address? How do you receive your license if you're out on the road?

Im wondering, because im about to go in to take my permit knowledge exam. And I don't know if I should update my mailing address with the DMV. I'm technically homeless right now. I don't live at the address on my license anymore. I just sleep in my car. I've been using a UPS mailbox for most of my mail, but I dont think the DMV would accept that for my license residence address.

Sorry, I hope that wasn't TMI. Does Prime get the license sent to them instead? Or something?

Howdy, Just'you!' Welcome to Trucking Truth~!!

If there is a family member or friend that will receive the license (at your last address, on your behalf,) that should work.

Best to you!

~ Anne ~

ps: Our Prime moderator, Kearsey, probably has this in one of her threads, as well. Until the pro's show up . . . you can browse! Also, search by 'tag' on this forum, and put in 'Prime.' You'll be amazed at how many questions you might have, all answered.

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.

Moe's Comment
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Licenses are mailed usually, I cant think of any that issue them same day....

Banks's Comment
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Licenses are mailed usually, I cant think of any that issue them same day....

Pennsylvania does. I passed my road test and they handed it to me right there.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Licenses are mailed usually, I cant think of any that issue them same day....

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Pennsylvania does. I passed my road test and they handed it to me right there.

Ohio, as well. I just recall Kearsey going through all the 'mailing' and such, broo ha ha with Prime.. converting from Sprimo to NJ ... I can't find the thread, darn it. (Can you?!?)

The O/P is doing 'Prime' so... chances are it'll be like Kearsey's experience. Just IMHO! (Hope you feel better soon, Banks. Ouch. Sorry.)

~ Anne ~

CajunWon's Comment
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DMV can only use a physical address. They will not mail your license to a company. You're technically driving illegally since your license address is not correct. I'm at Prime now, wish I drove my car instead of getting the rental -my only regret.

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.

Justme's Comment
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So if they mail it to my home address, I would have to take home time to go get it?

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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So if they mail it to my home address, I would have to take home time to go get it?

Not necessarily; many people get 'routed through' to 'pick up the plastic.' Again, Kearsey being one. Wish I could think of more offhand; bet I shall.

~ Anne ~

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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@Millionmiler24 ... HOW DID YOU DO IT ?!?!

Thanks, ~ Anne ~

ps: A HUGE success story .. started at CRST ... homeless; now quite the established citizen out yonder. Look him UP on here!

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Hi. Each state is now different due to covid ...after testing in MO my current TNT said he had to go back to Florida and make an appointment. it had to be within his county. He was given the CDL in person there.

In NJ they supposedly no longer have printers. I was told they had to even mail me a duplicate, so emailed me a temporary. It sucks a hate NJ.

The TNT trainer usually gets you back home for a couple days to get it done.

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.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14ยข per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

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