A Couple Questions From A Pre-greenhorn

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Would a P.O. Box in the area of your “domicile” be a suitable address to provide or would it have to physical address?

I have a PO Box at the post office where I lived when I sold my house. I have no physical address, but if I need to supply one I use the address of the storage facility where I have the belongings I haven’t sold yet. My biggest inconvenience is that I can’t order anything online that is shipped by UPS, as they won’t deliver to a PO Box. I have to have a friend in the area order those items for me and I pick the item up when I go to get my PO Box mail. Not the greatest arrangement, but it works for now.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Would a P.O. Box in the area of your “domicile” be a suitable address to provide or would it have to physical address?

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I have a PO Box at the post office where I lived when I sold my house. I have no physical address, but if I need to supply one I use the address of the storage facility where I have the belongings I haven’t sold yet. My biggest inconvenience is that I can’t order anything online that is shipped by UPS, as they won’t deliver to a PO Box. I have to have a friend in the area order those items for me and I pick the item up when I go to get my PO Box mail. Not the greatest arrangement, but it works for now.

BK,

If your Amazon order is being shipped UPS (or any OTHER way, for THAT matter,) you can have it shipped to any Amazon locker. If anyone ever needs any Amazon advice, let me know.

I've got a side hustle as an Amazon Shopper for a handful of folks, and business is growing; holler if you need a hand! I'll post my business cards when I get them, along with my LLC.

~ Anne ~

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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Just an FYI, most post offices in major metropolitan areas now offer "street addressing" where it is as follows

123 Address Lane Box 2721 Random City, TX

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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Hello! I haven't even started the process yet, but I should be doing so pretty soon. I have a couple questions in hopes of making my early journey as smooth as possible. I've trimmed this down a bit having been lurking for about a month and reading all I could, but these two concerns nag at me.

1. Birth certificate: I have it, but haven't needed it in over 20 years and I tend to just lock it away in deep storage. I'm in the process of selling my house, in which I'll be putting all but essentials in storage, hitting the road and going where the jobs are. I would really like to avoid having something that critical on my person at all times.

I read here that Birth + DL is a viable option, and I'm assuming my social security card . Should I just renew my passport and leave it at that? (which is something I want to do regardless)

2. Is this realistic: I want to keep costs low and have no interest in planting roots anywhere for the foreseeable future, but I know I'll need an address while searching a company that will train me. I want to be able to go where I'm needed, and the idea is to use my soon-to-be-old address while searching, then once something promising comes up head over there, rent a room for a month, use that as my stable address for as long as needed while also buying a couple other things I'd like to have before getting started. (namely a laptop and a special order phone, and probably a couple important things I haven't thought of yet)

Is this a realistic plan?

Howdy, P.B. !

How are things going, in your attempts to get your CDL , and residence established?

Hope things are great, besides 'REALLY HOT' in Florida; I've heard...it's hot enough, in Ohio!

Stop back, let us know as you can.

~ Anne ~

ps: You could always work on our HRTP in the meantime; High Road CDL Training Program, see ya soon!

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  • 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.
Lil'RedRidingHood's Comment
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Hello! I haven't even started the process yet, but I should be doing so pretty soon. I have a couple questions in hopes of making my early journey as smooth as possible. I've trimmed this down a bit having been lurking for about a month and reading all I could, but these two concerns nag at me.

1. Birth certificate: I have it, but haven't needed it in over 20 years and I tend to just lock it away in deep storage. I'm in the process of selling my house, in which I'll be putting all but essentials in storage, hitting the road and going where the jobs are. I would really like to avoid having something that critical on my person at all times.

I read here that Birth + DL is a viable option, and I'm assuming my social security card . Should I just renew my passport and leave it at that? (which is something I want to do regardless)

2. Is this realistic: I want to keep costs low and have no interest in planting roots anywhere for the foreseeable future, but I know I'll need an address while searching a company that will train me. I want to be able to go where I'm needed, and the idea is to use my soon-to-be-old address while searching, then once something promising comes up head over there, rent a room for a month, use that as my stable address for as long as needed while also buying a couple other things I'd like to have before getting started. (namely a laptop and a special order phone, and probably a couple important things I haven't thought of yet)

Is this a realistic plan?

1) Get your passport, you will be so glad you did. I watched folks in my orientation class go through hoop after hoop.

2) Yes it is. Hit up the RV forums. You will learn which states / towns you can set up “domicile” and how 2 have your mail scanned & sent to you digitally.

I’m sure folks here will have a list of states that allow just a P.O. Box as well.

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