Older (Time Wise) Prime Drivers Very Touchy Question

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Larry K.'s Comment
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Am curious here, any Prime Driver feed back is appreciated.

What is, or does Prime have, any policy on personal weapons ( with state issued CCP ).

Yes I am aware some states have very strict laws, am also aware i can or may have to "secure" said item. All easily done, just do not know what or if Prime has a policy pro, nuetral, against.

Rick S.'s Comment
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No weapons.

Company policy - and ALL COMPANIES are going to have to same policy. As do shippers and receivers.

It is a FIRING OFFENSE. There are no grey areas here. We could go into the numerous reasons why, but this topic has been discussed numerous times here.

Not trying to get into a debate about this, I am a lifetime NRA member, instructor, gunsmith, 25+ year CWP holder, etc. - so I'm not saying this because I'm anti-gun - 150% to the contrary.

Rick

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.

Larry K.'s Comment
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No weapons.

Company policy - and ALL COMPANIES are going to have to same policy. As do shippers and receivers.

It is a FIRING OFFENSE. There are no grey areas here. We could go into the numerous reasons why, but this topic has been discussed numerous times here.

Not trying to get into a debate about this, I am a lifetime NRA member, instructor, gunsmith, 25+ year CWP holder, etc. - so I'm not saying this because I'm anti-gun - 150% to the contrary.

Rick

Not a problem Rick, just wanted to know Primes policy, I know a few "smaller" companies allow within state guidelines, just looking for confirmed knowledge on status.

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.

Old Roadie's Comment
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I remember being told by Prime that keeping a tire-beater close by was the closest thing to a weapon you could have on board. Wonder about the effect of hanging an empty holster over the seat at a seedy truck stop? A possible deterrent? Probably not a good idea to roll through a weigh station with it though.

JakeBreak's Comment
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I have 2 knives one up front and one in the back. The one up front is a utility knife and the one in the back is a kitchen knife. No one ever said anything about it even when I delivered to the prison they searched my truck and just left them there.

Bud A.'s Comment
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When I was at Prime, I overheard a dispatcher talking to a driver. He asked, "But why did you have three AR-15s? Wouldn't one be enough?"

The driver went to deliver on a Marine base, they searched his truck, and found three AR-15s under his bunk. Apparently he had them in case of civil unrest.

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Larry K.'s Comment
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When I was at Prime, I overheard a dispatcher talking to a driver. He asked, "But why did you have three AR-15s? Wouldn't one be enough?"

The driver went to deliver on a Marine base, they searched his truck, and found three AR-15s under his bunk. Apparently he had them in case of civil unrest.

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Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Anchorman's Comment
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A story was recently in the news where a driver was fined $16,000 dollars for crossing in to Canada with his firearms.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Like I said - there are some pretty in-depth discussions here, regarding firearms and trucking.

Since the question was asked about Prime - their no weapons policy is well known. Most shippers/receivers have a similar "no weapons on the property" policy.

Some facts though:

1 - There are no federal or state laws that prohibit firearms "specifically" in commercial vehicles. The states laws & regs regarding weapons dictate.

2 - CWP's are not universally reciprocal - though our florida ones are in 38 states.

3 - Despite federal "interstate compact" laws, regarding the "just passing thru" transport of personal firearms through states where they may not be legal - YOU WILL BE ARRESTED IN MANY OF THESE STATES REGARDLESS. NJ, MA, CA and in some cases IL come to mind.

4 - If you are transiting into Canada, you'd better find a place to check them in (some border crossings, will hold a weapon for you - assuming the state you CROSS OVER FROM you are legal to possess in - NY is typically a NO) - don't get caught crossing in EITHER DIRECTION with undeclared weapons. (and I did this 3 times with my tour bus, with a really great hiding spot - not something I would recommend).

5 - If you get fired for violating a companies weapons policy, you might as well have dropped a hot urine, or caught a DUI - the end result will be about the same.

Again - I am a huge firearms advocate, as well as a personal defense buff.

Best to leave them home - and become better versed in edged weapons, blunt force weapons (tire thumper or crowbar) or a really good can of PD-Grade pepper spray. The adage of "better to be judged by 12, than carried out by 6" still applies. I can't advise risking carrying a firearm for a number or reasons, not the least of which is that even a "justifiable shoot" is going to result in a termination and blacklisting.

Rick

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.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Ukieboy's Comment
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Recently there was a story in either the Detroit Free Press or CBC Windsor about Americans bringing firearms into Canada. Even if it's an allowable gun, (and there aren't many) if you don't declare it there are hefty fines involved, possible impoundment of your vehicle and sending you back.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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