Living In Truck With No Physical Address

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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I know this has been discussed some time ago, but what are the considerations of living in your truck full time and having no physical address? I do have a PO Box, but have to have the post office hold my mail until I get there to pick it up. That arrangement is not working out well. Causes late payments. What is a better solution?

Andrey's Comment
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If mail is your only concern, you may get a better deal asking a friend to use his home address. Not everybody accepts po boxes, so regular address can be better.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I know this has been discussed some time ago, but what are the considerations of living in your truck full time and having no physical address? I do have a PO Box, but have to have the post office hold my mail until I get there to pick it up. That arrangement is not working out well. Causes late payments. What is a better solution?

This has been mentioned here before, and I'm thinking it would work for truck drivers, as well. Pretty well esteemed company, as it appears here:

Mail Service / Escapees

Wish you the best, Bruce!

~ Anne ~

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Thanks Anne, you are the best of the best!

RealDiehl's Comment
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It would definitely be more convenient to have a family member or friend's address you can use. I used my brother's address.

For bills: I try to automate as many recurring bills as possible so I don't have to worry about missing payments. Phone, car insurance, XM radio, credit card, etc.

Most any bills can be paid online. Even if you don't have auto pay set up you can still get alerts through text or email letting you know that a bill is due. It really makes things more convenient to not have to worry about mailing checks each month.

Justin's Comment
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Most any bills can be paid online. Even if you don't have auto pay set up you can still get alerts through text or email letting you know that a bill is due. It really makes things more convenient to not have to worry about mailing checks each month.

Same. I get the notifications the first day a charge is posted so I can pay it right away. I can't remember the last time I wrote a check for something (rent, bills, etc.). Honestly, probably been over a decade. Things can (and do) get lost in the mail as well.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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I know this has been discussed some time ago, but what are the considerations of living in your truck full time and having no physical address? I do have a PO Box, but have to have the post office hold my mail until I get there to pick it up. That arrangement is not working out well. Causes late payments. What is a better solution?

Unless things have changed recently you have to have a physical address for your CDL , they won't allow po boxes. I use my parents address and I live in my truck full-time. The only bills I have are paid by auto draft. The mail I do get is often late. Today I went to visit on a 34 and had some casino freebies...they had all expired.

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.
Pacific Pearl's Comment
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Unless things have changed recently you have to have a physical address for your CDL , they won't allow po boxes.

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Laws vary by state. That's probably why escapees only offers addresses in Florida, South Dakota and Texas. Texas has notoriously lax standards for residency. George HW Bush famously claimed Texas residency by staying in a Houston hotel a few nights a year, even thought he owned no home in Texas and lived in his 2.2 million dollar mansion in Kennebunkport, Maine 300+ nights a year.

From the Escapees FAQ:

Can I use my Escapees mail service address for my driver's license, voter registration, etc.?

Yes, you can use your Escapees Mail Service address in Texas, Florida or South Dakota as your residence address for driver’s licensing, vehicle titles, voter registration and other legal purposes. Please see our information on domicile for more details.

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.
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