Are you allowed to have a gun in your truck?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Gandrews1967, Jan 7, 2022.

  1. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    Exactly right.
    We have a policy that prohibits firearms of any kind in the trucks but if a driver is headed down to the big city I don't search his truck before he leaves. We hire grownups and treat them as such.
    During deer season almost everybody that works off road or in the woods carries a rifle with them. As long as the work gets done and they go off the clock while they're seeing to their deer we don't say anything.
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  3. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

    Feb 13, 2010
    twin cities
  4. tow614

    tow614 Road Train Member

    Mar 18, 2013
    Educate yourself on the law. You do need to know the law for transporting a weapon in a vehicle. Ie. you need to have the gun in a safe and ammo in a second safe.

    I recommend that you get your CCW permit in the state you live. While many states have constitutional carry those rights don't transfer across state lines.

    Also, some states limit magazine size to 10 rounds.

    I carried for years with no issues and always locked my weapon while traveling through communist states.

    If you feel the need to protect yourself then you are probably correct. It is your right to do so
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  5. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

    Jul 29, 2013
    California doesn't even allow you to bring ammo into the state. It must be shipped to a licensed dealer due to the state's requirement for a background check to buy ammo
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  6. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    NE illinois
    ...i never felt that i am in danger ...
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  7. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

    Mar 15, 2021
    This ^^^^^^^^ just remember.. if you are stopped by Johnny Law or get inspected by the DOT....You best either ..Man up and tell them.... or hope you have it stashed a very good place because they have no sense of humor when it comes to guns
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  8. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    Washington, PA
    You won’t be given a warning.
  9. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    Levittown, PA
    PA resident, work for a NJ company. Most PA 2nd A forums ALL say NJ trooper/police won't attempt to iudge the legality, that's the judge's job.

    Guess where you will be until he decides...and probably after...

    work to cabin is 85 mi.

    house to cabin is 85 mi but first i need to drive 33 mi home to load up...
  10. Six9GS

    Six9GS Road Train Member

    Dec 3, 2012
    Yuma, AZ
    I'm not going jump into this debate. Lots of strong opinions on both sides and I'm not going to judge. I don't carry and so far never felt the need.
    All that said, I was just wondering what would be the issues to carrying a 'fake' gun. One that looks like the real thing, but upon close examination it would be obvious that it would be incapable of doing anything other than perhaps used as a hammer. Just a thought. The example I was thinking of is a regular 9 mil, but with the action missing and/or the barrel internally messed up so that a round would be impossible to even be loaded.
  11. flood

    flood Road Train Member

    Dec 25, 2010
    My company policy is they don't ask so we don't tell

    We're adults
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