CC in a commercial vehicle

Discussion in 'Conceal & Open Carry' started by mike_honcho87, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. mike_honcho87

    mike_honcho87 New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone here knows if it's legal to CC in a commercial vehicle. All I have been able to find is info about crossing into certain states with a firearm in the vehicle. I live in Tx and drive locally. If anyone has info, or knows a good place to find it, it would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. fls348

    fls348 New Member

    Not sure how Texas law reads but if you have a CCW permit I can't see why not. It may be a policy the company itself not to carry in their vehicles, but I can't think of why it'd be illegal.
     

  3. mike_honcho87

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    I'm going on the 24th to get my CHL. I know if I did carry I would be breaking a company policy. The way I see it; I can get another job if it came down to it, but I only get one life.

    I know of guys that do carry(other companies). When I asked if it was legal I just got an "I don't know"
     
  4. fls348

    fls348 New Member

    I'd be willing to bet it falls under company policy.
     
  5. mike_honcho87

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    I know it falls under company policy, and if something did happen where I had to use it they could fire me.

    I'm trying to figure out if it breaks any particular law. If it does, then my gun will stay in my car. If not, then it will stay with me. It's something I'll be 100% sure about before I ever do. I can't find anything that says its illegal, but I'll call and talk to the DPS office in Austin to see what they say.
     
  6. fls348

    fls348 New Member

    Good call, like I said I know Missouri law well enough, but not Texas. DPS will know for sure, if not call the local Prosecutors Office
     
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  8. mike_honcho87

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    ^^^ Yes...I would think so !
     
  10. mike_honcho87

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    Ok. I was making sure I got the same thing that you did out of that. Sometimes trying to read laws is as bad reading a foreign language.
     
  11. mike_honcho87

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    I am gonna make some phone calls when I'm off work Tuesday and see if I can get a "yes" or "no".
     
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    Good idea buddy...let us know the answer too, will ya !?
     
  13. mike_honcho87

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    Of course! There may be someone else come along needing the same info I do.
     
  14. mtn4lyfe

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    If the truck is yours and a owner operator or or company truck u still have to follow company policy. The best bet is to contact dept of transportation.
     
  15. jasonak06

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    There is NO rule in the FMCSA that prohibits a firearm in a commercial vehicle. I recently have gotten a Glock to carry with me when i get my CCW. I run to Laredo and El Paso quite a bit...all the states i go thru on a regular basis have a reciprocity with my home state..so im good to go there...even though my company prohibits it...what they dont know wont hurt them....
     
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  16. mike_honcho87

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    That's what I figured. I can't find any law that says its illegal.

    I feel the same way about my company policy. If it came down to it, I could find another job.

    With all the crime going on in South Texas you wouldn't catch me not carrying!
     
  17. Shadow

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    Hazardous materials drivers are NOT allowed to have firearms in our vehicles. Even after 9/11, federal regulations prohibit hazmat drivers from protecting themselves with a gun which does not make any sense whatsoever.
     
  18. I did some home work on this a while back. The reason you can't find any information about carrying a weapon in the truck is because there really isn't any info. As stated earlier there is nothing that says it is against the law to carry a gun in a truck. A ton of drivers are doing it. I even had a trucking magazine that talked about the issue. Here in St.Louis a driver pulled up early, like 3am to a company called Fresh. He was early for is delivery, the company didn't open until 7am. When he tried to get someone to open the gate he was ambushed and shot to death. Now for the record there was nothing that guy could have done legally to protect him self cause he was in East St.Louis which is IL. But these types of crimes happen all over country and carriers have the nerve to say its against company policy to carry in the truck. Screw that!
    The only reason they say that is to keep some crazy driver from going back in the office and going crazy on dispatch which is why a ton of company's where and still are sitting behind glass giving load info. So you can't touch them. Lol
     
  19. Kmurray96

    Kmurray96 Well-Known Member Supporter

    For the same reason hazmat vehicles don't carry road flares. It's to avoid the boom after the bang.:eek: