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Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Trucker safety

Rick,

Can you tell me more about what being "blacklisted" entails? Do trucking companies share information about drivers who violate the rules?

- Dorsey

NRA Lifer - 26 yr daily CCW - and frequent poster on your FB posts.

Aside from the issue of companies prohibiting weapons on their vehicles and property, as well as shippers/receivers doing likewise - another important issue is the various laws in different states.

Since truckers - even with CCW's are going to, by necessity, travel through/to states with either no reciprocity, or worse yet - draconian firearms laws, the real risk of imprisonment may not be worth the risk of carrying a firearm (versus the potential necessity of actually needing to use one). Not even considering crossing the border into Canada and back.

Getting caught by a company violating weapons policy will cost your job, and end up being "blacklisted". Getting caught with a pistol, say somewhere like NJ, an cost you your freedom.

I'm not actively employed driving - I don't even travel to states where I have no reciprocity, it feels like walking around naked to me. But should I decide to go drive - one of the things I would have to accept is leaving my firearm home. Not something I relish the thought of doing, but part of the price company drivers have to pay...

Rick

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Trucker safety

Thanks for the replies everybody! I'm mostly looking about stories involving crime; assault, robbery, etc. I wish you all the best. But if any of you have been the victims of crime (or a close call) I'd be interested in hearing your story. This piece is for a four-part series in Concealed Carry Magazine. If anybody wants to reach out, my email is dorsey.kindler@gmail.com

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Trucker safety

Hi there. I'm writing an article about the dangers faced by over-the-road truckers and how they can avoid becoming victims of crime. If anybody wants to share their stories of close calls (or worse) I'd be most appreciative.

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