Address on license if your homeless?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Zonno, Jun 13, 2021.

  1. Zonno

    Zonno Light Load Member

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    I read that if you’re homeless, a normal driver can simply use a P.O. Box for an address. But you can’t on a cdl license, or so I read. Do OTR drivers use the address of their employer? I’m not an OTR driver (local driver driving dump trucks), so I wouldn’t be able to do this (I live in Georgia).

    Right now I’m renting, but have contemplated sleeping in my vehicle to save money on a large down payment on a home, maybe even pay cash. Like Dave Ramsey says, you have to live like no one else so you can live like no one else.
     
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  3. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    i listen to Dave Ramsey, i do not believe he means to live like that.

    you're kinda disparaging his words.
     
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    SoulScream84 Road Train Member

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    I'm not sure disparaging is the word you're looking for, as he isn't against the idea. Misconstruing might be more appropriate, but is still inaccurate. I remember an episode where a man was living in an old motor home, and while Dave admitted he wouldn't enjoy the time he was able to reach his goals and praised him for being willing to sacrifice.
     
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    nredfor88 Heavy Load Member

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    The PO box probably depends on your state. If you go "homeless", maybe research various states. I think South Dakota is one that is friendly to PO boxes, and they have no state income tax. Check out some of the RV forums where they talk about having no permanent residence, and what are the best options.
     
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    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    A lot of full-time RV'ers choose South Dakota. I think legally you have to spend one night per year within the state borders(save receipts).

    Texas is another state but you need an actual address at an RV park that also provides mailbox services. A few people have posted here that they got a UPS mailbox which has an actual address rather than a P.O. Box and were able to get a license at the DMV, but I wouldn't guarantee that the state of Texas won't crack down on that sometime in the future.
     
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  7. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Road Train Member

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    They already are in some areas, it comes down to the knowledge of the people in your local office. Cities are easier to get away with it since there are too many streets, apartments etc..
     
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    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Use a family members addy
     
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    SoulScream84 Road Train Member

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    What I used to do, added benefit of anything important getting immediate attention.
     
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    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    My "home" is a box in a UPS store. PO Box is not allowed in my state DMV. I tried it but they caught me.

    A little life hack which may or may not help: when listing your box as an address, you don't have to call it a box. In fact I recommend you don't. Just use the # sign or the word "number" or "unit" - you're technically not lying. But even if you lie and call it "apt" or even "suite", the mail will still go to your box.

    This trickery could make the difference in whether or not you get accepted at the DMV. In some cases the only way they know it's a box is if you tell them. So don't.
     
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  11. lovesthedrive

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    @Wasted Thyme Should chime in here. He too was homeless before turning commercial miles.
     
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