CCW Reciprocity For Truck Drivers Now?

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I have read along, but waited to chime in. As many here know I am honorably retired law enforcement. I am legally allowed to carry concealed under federal law

NJ doesnt care. They arrested an off duty Philly cop for admitting to having his weapon in his car. Whether he went to prison i dont know... but the head ache of even having to deal with it is not worth it.

And a trucker got 4 years in prison.

NJ laws are that unless they are actually trying to kill you.. not "beat you" then you commited a crime with your gun. Reginal Denny wasnt killed.

The previous "better to be judged" line makes me laugh... if you can't handle being OTR without a gun... how can you handle prison?

I will say this... NJ gun shops have lines out the doors.

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Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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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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I have read along, but waited to chime in. As many here know I am honorably retired law enforcement. I am legally allowed to carry concealed under federal law

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NJ doesnt care. They arrested an off duty Philly cop for admitting to having his weapon in his car. Whether he went to prison i dont know... but the head ache of even having to deal with it is not worth it.

And a trucker got 4 years in prison.

NJ laws are that unless they are actually trying to kill you.. not "beat you" then you commited a crime with your gun. Reginal Denny wasnt killed.

The previous "better to be judged" line makes me laugh... if you can't handle being OTR without a gun... how can you handle prison?

I will say this... NJ gun shops have lines out the doors.

A month ago I would have agreed with you. Now? Not so much.

Having lived in Florida for 20 years I've seen fuel tankers being escorted by law enforcement after the hurricane has passed.

Why do you think that is so?

Funny how people poo-poo the idea of CCW in a truck. Frankly, a few months ago I wouldn't even have considered it. The rules, you know?

But now? I have 15 years military and tons of firearm experience. I have no problems in breaking the rules now given the present situation.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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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