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Concealed Weapon Permit and the CDL Truck Driver


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With the safety of truck drivers making recent headlines, are Constitutional Rights being violated by not allowing professional CDL truck drivers to carry a firearm in the truck with them?  Even with a concealed weapon permit, honored by most states, why are our truckers not allowed the right to defend themselves if faced with a life and death situation?

Allen opens up the lines for discussion about this very HOT topic on trucking talk radio: Truth About Trucking “LIVE” Monday, May 11th, 2009 at 7:30 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Concealed Weapon Permit and Truck Drivers Right to Carry

90 Minutes – Let your voice be heard

Call in number:  347-826-9170

* This show has been given a “Mature” Rating *


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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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4 Responses to Concealed Weapon Permit and the CDL Truck Driver. - Post a Comment

  1. Independent Realist

    This sounds like an interesting show Allen and Donna I’ll be listening!
    Larry Stafford

  2. Allen Smith

    Hi Larry,
    Yeah, hope to hear from you…call in. We’re looking forward to it. A lot of issues facing truckers these days


  3. Brian D. Hawkins

    A driver’s truck should be given the same respect as one’s home.

    When some terrorist gets a hold of a rig to do the unthinkable everyone’s going to wonder why it was completely unprotected.

  4. Allen Smith

    Thanks Brian….listen in tomorrow at 7:30 pm EST

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