Truck Drivers With Weapons Permits

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Laura F.'s Comment
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Just wanted to ask a quick question if you have a weapons permit or drivers allowed to carry weapons for self protection

Laura F.'s Comment
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If the answer is no what about pepper spray or tasers

Laura F.'s Comment
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I'm thinking this was a dumb question minus all the replies but I was just curious I haven't started school yet so I didn't know the answer that question

Rick S.'s Comment
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99.9% of all companies prohibit firearms on their vehicles. Likewise with shipper and receivers.

So - while FEDERAL LAW does not prohibit personal firearms in a CMV , company policies do. If you get caught - you will be FIRED.

That, and there's the issue of CWP reciprocity between states. My Florida is good except for in the communist territories (the Northeast, Chicago, Cali, etc.).

Even if you are licensed, even if you choose to ignore company policy - you run a severe risk having a pistol in states where you are not reciprocal or worse - illegal.

As far as Pepper Spray - laws on carrying those vary from state to state.

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.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.

Leif L.'s Comment
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Hi Laura. Unfortunately, I can't answer this for you, since I am still getting ready to start on this journey myself.

Once the people that can answer this for you have the time, as they are either laying down some miles, or resting up for their next set of miles, I'm sure they will reply for you.

By the way, from my experience in life, there are no dumb questions, only dumb answers given once in a while. rofl-2.gif

Good luck on your journey in trucking.

Laura F.'s Comment
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Thank you I just started getting nervous after I filled out my profile and I started thinking maybe all the guys on this website are not good guys so I just threw that out there just in case anyone starts to try any funny business and I am a tae kwon do expert just for the record. Happy Trails! O watch out foxes bite " ouch".....

Rick S.'s Comment
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Thank you I just started getting nervous after I filled out my profile and I started thinking maybe all the guys on this website are not good guys so I just threw that out there just in case anyone starts to try any funny business and I am a tae kwon do expert just for the record. Happy Trails! O watch out foxes bite " ouch".....

You'd be better off as an "MMA Expert". Not to diminish TKD - but, in a real life critical defense situation - unless you're trained specifically to handle them - getting your "mind in gear" - takes longer than you think.

I keep police-grade pepper spray in my vehicles - and usually one on my person (depending on situation). There's many instances where you just can't justify putting a shot into someone. Besides - with the stuff I carry - it's WAY MORE FUN to watch someone after they've got a face-full of it, than to have to go through all the BS that goes along with even a "justified shoot".

Rick

Todd W.'s Comment
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Thank you I just started getting nervous after I filled out my profile and I started thinking maybe all the guys on this website are not good guys so I just threw that out there just in case anyone starts to try any funny business and I am a tae kwon do expert just for the record. Happy Trails! O watch out foxes bite " ouch".....

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You'd be better off as an "MMA Expert". Not to diminish TKD - but, in a real life critical defense situation - unless you're trained specifically to handle them - getting your "mind in gear" - takes longer than you think.

I keep police-grade pepper spray in my vehicles - and usually one on my person (depending on situation). There's many instances where you just can't justify putting a shot into someone. Besides - with the stuff I carry - it's WAY MORE FUN to watch someone after they've got a face-full of it, than to have to go through all the BS that goes along with even a "justified shoot".

Rick

I can attest to the fun of watching someone squirm as a result of pepper spray. I did a stint in security and we had a bowling alley as a client and some snotty teens got sprayed one night. After the police and security got out of the public eye they said it was a good call and we all had a good laugh.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Pepper spray, foam, tazer and a car antenna. Never doubt the ability of a car antenna

Rick S.'s Comment
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Or an expandable baton.

The object of a defensive weapon, is to keep a potential attacker far enough away, that they cannot grab/stab/etc. you.

While "martial arts" are nice - by their very nature - they allow an aggressor to get close enough to STRIKE YOU TOO.

First one who gets a good shot in - WINS.

Rick

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