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Truck Driver Cited for Carrying Weapon in Truck



A truck driver was cited for carrying a concealed weapon in his truck during a weigh scale inspection in Tennessee.  As per the post:

THP Conducts Roadside Inspection in Haywood County | Newsroom

THP Conducts Roadside Inspection in Haywood CountyReleased on Thu, Apr 30, 2009
NASHVILLE ––- The Tennessee Highway Patrol placed 14 commercial vehicles out-of-service Wednesday, April 29, 2009, during a Roadside Inspection Checkpoint in Haywood County. The joint Roadside Inspection effort, in conjunction with the Tennessee Trucking Association, is designed to educate the industry on commercial vehicle safety and compliance with motor carrier laws. Industry representatives participated in Wednesday’s event.

Tennessee is one state that supposedly honors concealed weapon permits, thus making the story more interesting.  I have posted numerous times concerning this CDL gun carrying issue, always pointing out that it is all about abiding by city, state and county laws and regulations.

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 34 year veteran ( started at an early age in family moving business) of the trucking industry, many of those years spent over the road. He has been an owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and has owned and operated a moving company, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. One thing though that most will say is that the reason and motivation behind the author, Allen Smith, is the fact he is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. As you read many of the blog posts you’ll discover that he is opinionated and speaks openly about the ongoing issues of the trucking industry. He supports other fellow advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who are in need of honesty, guidance and direction. The list of supporters and like minded people grows daily and their ability to network together and share their thoughts and ideas for the betterment of others within trucking, has allowed the forward movement of... "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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4 Responses to Truck Driver Cited for Carrying Weapon in Truck. - Post a Comment

  1. ARealRedneck

    I have always heard you were not suppose to carry a gun in the truck with you. But, I guess that was always a company policy, not a law.
    That is why I wouldn’t carry one with me. Too many little cities and suburbs, and they all have different rules to follow.

  2. Allen Smith

    It is normally a company policy. Although there is no Federal Law stating it is illegal to for a CDL driver to carry a weapon in the truck, it is all of the city, state and county laws that will get them in trouble . . . plus, I believe, the fact that many DOT officials, etc., are confused about this issue. My posts concerning this issue can be found here:

  3. Brian D. Hawkins

    The cab of the truck should be given the same respect as someone’s home. It’s a shame they are targeting truckers that have done nothing wrong. I guess it’s still better to get caught with it than without it.

  4. Allen Smith

    Guess it boils down to an individual’s choice and whether or not they want to take the chance of losing their job or in some sad cases….their life……

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