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Right to Carry a Firearm for CDL Drivers


Trucking talk radio, Truth About Trucking “LIVE” discussed the 2nd Amendment this evening, your right to carry a firearm in the commercial motor vehicle.  With a huge “live” listener turn-out, the show ultimately came down to the fact that trucking company policies stating a driver cannot carry a firearm in the truck with them, is the main cause of violating your Constitutional Right.

On the other hand, by violating your company policy, you risk losing your driving job.   Should a company policy be able to override a Constitutional Right?  Thanks to the callers, those in the chat room and all of the listeners on this evening’s program.   As long as we remain silent, nothing will change and our legal rights as citizens will continue to be abused.


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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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