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  1. GasHauler

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  3. McUzi

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    While I know there are sporadic Saturday operations within my company for things like playing catch up, or emergency calls, I'm not entirely sure about Sunday operations company wide. I can't say that I've ever seen one of my company trucks running on the highways on a Sunday. But, even if they do run Sunday operations across the country, I'm not able to control what the PeopleNet tablet runs off of, and try as I might to convince an inspecting DOT officer that the company possibly operates on Sundays elsewhere in the country, my tablet would still show me in violation if I went over 60 on duty hours and was driving.
     
  4. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    Well, Friday rolled around and my boss was asking if I was available to start with the same grumpy driver at 0400. I asked if he was my only option because I didn’t want to train with someone who repeatedly says he’s hates training.

    So, to my surprise, he said sure, and put me in a truck with another driver at 0200. Night and day difference. Friendly, patient, understanding and conversational. Taught me a lot yesterday and as a result I was comfortable to run all three load/unloads using his methods.

    I’m excited for next Saturday, I really like this work.
     
  5. NW for hauler

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    Are fuel haulers allowed to conceal carry a firearm with license? Are they allowed to carry on the racks?
     
  6. Cali kid

    Cali kid Road Train Member

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    Probably not and most definitely not on a rack or even into a rack.
     
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  7. Woodys

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    Not really. For one, you have the company policy against firearms and weapons at work. The bigger issue is the racks, ports, railyards, and customers that you will be going to. Our racks are in the port, so we have a no weapons port policy and a no weapons rack policy, along with a no weapons company policy. Then to top it off we sometimes deliver to power plants and a military base which are both no weapons policy.

    So it's definitely not allowed. But COULD you do it and get away with it? Probably. Our trucks get fully searched when entering the military base, but other than that as long as it was out of sight and you kept your mouth shut no one would notice. However, if you DID get caught, I imagine it wouldn't be a fun experience.
     
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  8. McUzi

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    I can guarantee that any fuel rack in the country that you pull from will have a strict no weapon policy with permanent lock out conditions at a bare minimum. And I'm sure that whatever fuel company you pull for has a "no weapons" policy as well.

    Add to that, the many different state and local regulations that vary greatly across the country regarding concealed weapon possession (such as "No Gun" signs having the force of law behind them in some states), and then you have the possibility of federal regulations when delivering to government properties. I'd also think that many fuel terminals on the coastlines that have MARSEC ratings would also add a twist to the complication of this as well.
     
  9. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    Either it gets flared or it goes into a VRU (vapor recovery unit) to condense and reclaim some of the liquids.
     
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