Originally Posted by michigan0626
Dont quote me, but I could have sworn reading that it was against federal law to have a weapon in a big rig. Even if you have a ccw and get pulled over in your state of residence.
Being a truck driver for most of my life,and having heard this from different sources over the years,I have searched the Federal D.O.T rules for years and the only thing that a trucker is prohibited from carrying in the truck is Alcohol.
It isn't against Federal law to carry a firearm in a truck,but it can be illegal to carry one in some states,even with a CHL.
Most trucking companies do have policies that prohibit the drivers from carrying a firearm,but it isn't a Federal law.
Just last week we had a driver get fired for having a pistol in his truck.He was trying to sell it,and another driver called in on him for having it.
Our Operations Mgr is an Ex-Tx.state trooper.He called the county sheriff and had them pull the driver over,and then the OP Mgr came out and searched the truck and found the gun.
The driver was fired on the spot,but he wasn't arrested because there isn't any laws being broke for having the gun in the truck in this state.
Texas has the Castle Doctrine,that allows you to carry a firearm in your vehicle without having a CHL.