Residency Issues.

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Mark P.'s Comment
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I don't know what to do! I live in San Diego and am planning on starting my CDL sponsored training someplace (tbd). I plan on selling my house soon and bank the funds. I want to just find a company I could hire on with. I have no experience with living in a truck but in my mind I just want to be on the road for a year or so. If forced I could get a hotel for a couple of days or so.

Will these big trucking companies hire you under the pretense you choose to move in the hiring area.?

My real goal was to move to Florida someday. But why rent an apartment or buy a house to stay only 5 days a month. Right now my am in a point I have no ties to anyplace and I don't need to go home.

There appears to be a few that would hire out of California but not many

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

EvanstonMark's Comment
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You could always get a mailbox at a place like the UPS store. They have actual physical addresses. I use one as my primary address while I rent out my condo. I get all my mail sent there and list it on applications and other documents. Another benefit is if you are out of town and buy things online, you can have it shipped there and they will hold it for you, along with all your mail even if your mailbox is full.

Hope this helps.

Mark A.'s Comment
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I don't know what to do! I live in San Diego and am planning on starting my CDL sponsored training someplace (tbd). I plan on selling my house soon and bank the funds. I want to just find a company I could hire on with. I have no experience with living in a truck but in my mind I just want to be on the road for a year or so. If forced I could get a hotel for a couple of days or so.

Will these big trucking companies hire you under the pretense you choose to move in the hiring area.?

My real goal was to move to Florida someday. But why rent an apartment or buy a house to stay only 5 days a month. Right now my am in a point I have no ties to anyplace and I don't need to go home.

There appears to be a few that would hire out of California but not many

I'm in the same boat as you Mark. I talked to Knight Transportation and explained that I was retiring from the military and plan to move from Vegas to Iowa...but just temporary. They told me I would not be in the hiring zone in Iowa, since they don't have much freight going that way for my hometime. I explained to the recruiter Iowa wouldn't be my permanent home and my wife was going to tag along with me. Since that was my plan, they wouldn't let me come to their Squire program...I won't have a permanent address after leaving the service and the recruiter told me once I get settled somewhere in their hiring area, to give them a call. I can understand they need a physical address for verification purposes.

EvanstonMark that's a good idea. I'll have to look into that. My goal was to do OTR for a few years and settle down in Colorado after we saved more money for a nice down payment for a house. Then look for some local gig in Denver/Aurora area.

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.

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

EvanstonMark's Comment
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Whoa... that's funny guys... Mark seems to be the popular name in this forum... and I guess Mark's have residency issues! LOL

Fellow Marks:

Well before the price of oil tanked, my plan was to get a job in North Dakota.. Williston or ****inson working the fields as a tanker or driver.... But they really were looking for locals and gave them preference when hiring. What I was going to do was get a UPS box in the area to establish residency while I was looking for work and a place to stay... Accommodations are hard to come by up there, and I didn't want to risk leaving home, move there looking for work only to not find anything because I am transient. Glad I did think of this. I would be ****ed if I had to be locked into a pricey lease just to be laid off because of the price of oil.

Another thing you can do is get a cell phone or VoIP (internet) phone number in the area you need it to be, and have them send the monthly bill to the UPS box. That way you have an address, a number that establishes you are in the hiring area. And you have a bill/utility proving residency.

Good luck guys!

Scott O.'s Comment
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Does the DMV take the ups address

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.

EvanstonMark's Comment
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Does the DMV take the ups address

Yes. When they ask for bills or mail that postdated/stamped, I show them that. I have all my bills, IRS tax correspondence, medical insurance etc etc all of it goes there... i just forwarded my address to that UPS mailbox. It was a simple process So it isnt hard for me to prove my address. As long as you can show them something other than junk mail. Now I don't go around saying hey this is a PO Box or offer any more information than what is asked. I just say this is my address. Period.

Hope that helps.

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.

Mark A.'s Comment
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Thanks for the info Evanston. I appreciate the tip.

Scott O.'s Comment
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Yeah thanks that helped out a lot

Pat M.'s Comment
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Guys and gals, think of relatives. If you have no permanent home then use Mom's address or a brother, sister, aunt, uncle, cousin etc. Even a friend if you have to.

Mark P.'s Comment
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Thanks all I got the answers I need. Great when so many people care for each other!🚛🚛

Mark

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