Has anyone figured out how to make their address private??

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  1. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    I don't know how you can get around it if your house is the same address as your business.

    I'm a big proponent of being private but my property is where my business is listed and where my truck is housed. There is nothing that I can do about it that I'm aware of.

    FMCSA needs the exact business address that your business operates out of. Insurance needs the exact address that your truck and trailer are housed at. DMV needs your actual physical address that is your home that you receive mail at that is not a p o box or a suite address that is on your license.

    If FMCSA or the insurance company or the DMV find any of the above are incorrect you're in trouble.
     
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  3. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

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    I don't care much about my physical address being private because I don't get much paper junk mail. It's my phone number and email that I'd like to privatize. I get inundated.
     
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  4. zaroba

    zaroba Medium Load Member

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    Email is simple, you can have more then one. :p
    Create a separate email account to list as the public email address.
    Create an email account to use for loadboards.
    Create an email account to be used for personal activities.
    Create an email account to give to brokers, could even give separate accounts to each broker you use.

    Can make as many free gmail accounts as you want.
     
  5. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

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    I already do that with load boards. But the FMCSA web site sends emails that I don't want misplaced or sent to a random account that I rarely check, and information on their web site is public. So, it's a problem.
     
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  6. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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  7. zaroba

    zaroba Medium Load Member

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    If you want to get deep into it, you could set up a filter to forward specific emails (like from the fmcsa) to an account that you check.

    I generally report all the random junk emails as spam. So many people sending me info on loads out of the northeast since that's where my company is out of. But I avoid the north east unless I want to visit my mother.
     
  8. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    I don’t use email for the fmcsa, only physical mail.

    there is nothing that needs an immediate response that can’t be handled with a letter.
     
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