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It would not be a good practice, being that some of states do not allow you to carry a weapon in your vehicle. That is, if your an OTR driver. It used to be a federal law but I think it changed. Another thing is that your company may not allow it.
Every LTL company I worked for had rules against it.
Also I believe if you have a concealed carry permit
it is only for the jurisdiction of the area that you recieved
it. So if you drive over state lines its no good. I am not
sure about the federal laws but I would bet there is probably
one against truck drivers carrieing guns in our trucks. After
all we are the only drivers that can't use radar detectors
nationwide. We can't smoke in our trucks in NY. There is
no way they would ever let a truck driver drive state to
state with a gun unless you worked for the feds and were
hauling somthing dangerous.
When I was up there a couple of years
ago my company had announced a law
stateing that smoking inside of trucks
was illegal in NY. I have not kept up
with it for all I know it was reversed.
I don't smoke, but I just thought it
was a stupid law. First time driving through
NYC is not the time for someone to
quit in my opinion. It was just a notice
posted on a bulitan board at a terminel
where I spent a night in their bunk room.
Either way, the police in NYS, have no jurisdiction to enforce the smoking law, the enforcement of the smoking law falls on the health departments, a regular state or local cop cannot write the ticket.
On the other hand, they could also apply that smoking ban to your personal vehicle if you are driving it on company business.
Yes I believe your right on that.
It was a NY only law and the drivers
at the NY terminel had signs against
smokeing in their trucks but only in NY.
I am against smoking for myself but
I think you should be able to smoke in
a company truck alone. Just another
stupid anti trucker law that will only
be enforced in rare instances.
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