CDL BUT NO HOME ADDRESS

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Topcat2020, Jul 17, 2021.

  1. Topcat2020

    Topcat2020 Bobtail Member

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    Im going ibyo renew my CDL in a dew days but I sold my house.
    What do I tell them?
    Do i juat try ti use my old address.
    Use my P.O.box(?)
    I dont think you can use a p.o.box on a CDL.
    Id twll thwm I live at my sisters but I dont get any mail there so I dont think its accepted
    Anyone wlse have thia iasue?
     
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  3. Lazer

    Lazer Medium Load Member

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    Depending on the state, they have different requirements that define ‘resident’. Find out what that state requires.
     
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  4. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    Some states are more strict than others, but sometimes there's a difference between what they officially say is accepted and what you can unofficially slip thru the cracks.

    My address is a mailbox in a UPS store. More expensive than a PO box, but I snuck it thru the system and it got accepted. Just don't refer to it as a box when you write your address. You can use the # sign as if it was an apartment, but even if you call it a suite, the mail will still go to it.
     
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  5. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    South Dakota is the state a lot of full-time RV'ers use. They allow you to use a mail forwarding service for the address on your license. I think legally you have to spend one night per year within the state borders.
     
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  6. Chinatown

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    I met a driver that had been living in his truck for 7 years.
    He used an RV park with lot number for his address.
    His mail goes there which is put in a box at the office.
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    Some people use Escapees RV Club which has mail forwarding and can also set you up with a legal address for your cdl.
    Escapees RV Club can set you up with a legal address for your CDL and in a state where you won't have to pay state income taxes.
     
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  7. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    If time is short for renewing your cdl, just keep the address the same as it is now, then after renewing your cdl work on the address change and let the post office know to not send mail the the address of the house you just sold. Have it forwarded to your sisters house until you get your own legal address somewhere.
     
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  8. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    You can always use a family member’s address.
     
  9. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

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    If you have friends or family you can use their addresses. If not there are a TON of farmers who will happily rent you a small slip of land for the couple times a month you happen to be there for a low price and just toss your mail in a box.
     
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  10. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

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    Use a friend or family member in the same state and make up a rental lease agreement .
    Or contact the people who bought your house and ask them
    To forward your DL when it comes in the mail.
     
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