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Miss Red's Comment
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Haha. Don't you bash motel 6, Rick. I live and swear by that place! I stayed at one over Christmas. Two people and a cat for $60 and it was nice. I don't even want Mariott!

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When I road managed a band, one stipulation on our rider was "No Hotels with Numbers In Their Names" (Super8, Motel6, etc.).

I stayed on the BUS (since it was my bus).

Folks need to be a little thicker-skinned and less defensive here. My posts are not meant to offend, but inform.

Not even going to get into the "leasing right out of the gate" discussion. That one's been covered quite well through the years here.

Rick

Didn't mean to sound like a buttface. My father was a driver so I know a lot about the life. I also personally know more than one person that has successfully leased from Prime. I know these boards are swimming with reasons not to do it.

Hrynn's Comment
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Haha. Don't you bash motel 6, Rick. I live and swear by that place! I stayed at one over Christmas. Two people and a cat for $60 and it was nice. I don't even want Mariott!

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When I road managed a band, one stipulation on our rider was "No Hotels with Numbers In Their Names" (Super8, Motel6, etc.).

I stayed on the BUS (since it was my bus).

Folks need to be a little thicker-skinned and less defensive here. My posts are not meant to offend, but inform.

Not even going to get into the "leasing right out of the gate" discussion. That one's been covered quite well through the years here.

Rick

You were a roadie? That's pretty cool. I'm definitely not offended about anything you have said. I was just messing with you about motel 6. Poor place get's a lot of hate (in general) but it ain't bad. I agree that it's best to wait for most truck purchases until you are on your own in the truck.

G-Town's Comment
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Miss Red....I was afraid to mention if have Yankee Candles l, for fear of the guys thinking that was over the top....lol But yes, I'll definitely have them. And Nag Champa incense....hahaha I'm also bringing my Bose speakers.

Vamp will be the first trucker ever to be featured in Better Homes and Gardens!

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Firearm? I wish. I'd want nothing more than to bring my gun. But I've read on here that the DOT will have your skin and end your career right then and there if you carry your gun inside your truck, loaded or unloaded.

Not to mention, the company you work for, the state you travel through, etc.

I'd be willing to go through all the licensing necessary in every state, if it meant I'd then be able to carry. But if from the get go the DOT will fry you...what's the point.

Myth. There's nothing against DOT regulations regarding a firearm in your truck. The key is how you have it in your truck (biometric gun box under my bunk). The big issue lies with the company you drive for. Most won't allow it and it goes more in depth but I could write an entire column regarding the legal issues involved.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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The key is how you have it in your truck

So what do you do when you roll up to a customer with a "No Firearms" sign at the gate? Can you legally carry on their property in spite of that?

Jetguy's Comment
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I'm going to say it.. I plan on leasing. I know the truck I'll be getting. No one start in on me :P The worst part about Prime was the hotel they make you stay in. It was incredibly hot and you can't open a window.

I don't plan on bringing a computer during training. I don't want to worry about material crap while I train.

Miss Red- After you've been on the road and lease purchased for a year, you would do us a favor by stopping in here and letting us know how it went? Pros/cons of LP?, Did you make more money? Are you going to do it a second year? And anything else.

I trained at Prime June 2015- the hotel was fine, clean, nice-no negatives whatsoever. I had a roommate- no problems. I'm not going to go with Prime because I want more home time.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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The key is how you have it in your truck

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So what do you do when you roll up to a customer with a "No Firearms" sign at the gate? Can you legally carry on their property in spite of that?

No. You have to abide by the carry policies of the business. Where most people make the biggest mistake is in reference to carry. Most who want a firearm in the vehicle want it for protection at night. In every state except new York (unless permitted resident) you can legally have it in the vehicle. Now, by law, the weapon should be in one case and ammo in another but when you're sleeping who's going to do that. Don't leave it in open sight and you'll never have an issue unless a search is being performed and as long as it's properly stored, not an issue. The big issue is carry. You'll never carry at a shipper or receiver or a company terminal but say you're on your 34 and decide to do some shopping etc. As long as the state your in shows reciprocity to the state you have your carry permit with and you're following that states carry policy, open/concealed, you're legal. You'll still have to remember company policies though and the majority don't allow it.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Ben Eggers (Kreaper)'s Comment
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As for protection, I'm not sure what I'll have. I've read in FL that pepper spray over 2 oz requires a conceal carry license. I had originally been thinking bear mace (which is like 8 oz), now I'm unsure.

This is true, and Bear mace would be considered a "Chemical weapon or device" under FL Statute 790.001. But you can carry a stun gun without a CCP as long as it's for SD.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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From my understanding, many states don't even allow stun guns, and/or mace.

I'd have no problem not carrying my gun on me. But I'd like to have it at night when I'm alone. If most major companies don't even allow a gun in their trucks, it's not worth losing my job (and my career) over, even if I have strong beliefs about my freedom to protect myself.

J Johns's Comment
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Wasp spray & krav maga, anyone?

It seems like these companies say no guns, blades, tasers or mace, so what are we still talking about?

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