Carry in Hazmat vehicle

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by pugbro, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. pugbro

    pugbro New Member

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    I drive a Propane Tanker, which requires a CDL. I never leave the state of GA. My company has no objection to me carrying a gun in the truck. I have been told by a fellow driver that a DOT enforcement officer said it was ok to carry in a Hazmat vehicle provided you had a carry permit. I have been told by DOT officers that it was illegal to have a weapon in the cab of a Hazmat vehicle. I have tried to contact every agency I could think of to get the written law concerning this, but as usual all I got was the run-around..Do any of you guys know of an agency or a source where I could find something in writting that would remove any doubt? Any comments or info would be appreciated.
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  2. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    I wish I could help you but this is out of my knowledge
     

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  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Disclaimer- my legal advice is worth EXACTLY what you are paying for it.

    I do not believe you will find a prohibition against firearms in a Commercial vehicle, or a HAZMAT vehicle, anywhere in the FMCS rules. There ARE restrictions against firearms and explosives transporters in the OSHA standards. The restriction on AMMO are referring to ammo being transported as CARGO.

    If someone tells you there is, politely thank them, and ask, to further your education, if they can give you the statute that says you cannot.

    You will RARELY find laws that tell you what you CAN do. Laws tell you what you cannot do.
     
  5. 556plinker

    556plinker New Member

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    There are no firearm restrictions with regards to the FMCSA regulations. You must abide by the state laws with regard to transport or conceal carry. Essentially its the same as if you were in your own personal vehicle. If the state permits it then you are good to go. I can't imagine the GA legislature would make a law specifically for you backwards tanker yanker suicide jockeys.
     
  6. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    "Send any correspondence to:
    Georgia Department of Transportation
    One Georgia Center
    600 West Peachtree NW
    Atlanta, Georgia 30308
    (404) 631-1990 Main Office
    (404) 631-1844 Fax "

    Good luck getting a straight answer. As mentioned above, get a citation for the regulation or law from the officer.
     
  7. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Mad Kudos to Pugbro! One post, and an SM!
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2011
  8. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    I've driven trucks my entire adult life,and if you ask 10 DOT officers that question,you will get 10 different answers.

    THERE ARE NO FEDERAL REGULATIONS THAT SAY YOU CAN'T HAVE A FIREARM IN A COMMERCIAL VEHICLE.

    As long as your state,and employer say it is OK,then LEGALLY,you can have it in the vehicle.
    But be fore warned,not every LEO knows or has the correct knowledge at the time that they stop you or inspect your vehicle.And you could spend a day at the crossbar hotel,even if you are in the right.