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« on: December 27, 2016, 05:45:43 PM »
I'm looking to know if it is legal for me to carry a handgun in my 18wheeler. I was told there was a new federal law saying it was against the law to carry in my truck! Thank you. I look forward to the responses...


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Re: Truck Driver
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2016, 03:56:48 PM »
Here is how this was answered by the TLS folks a little over a year ago in the Ask The Lawyer section.

Re: Commercial Truck drivers and firearms
Reply #2 on: June 04, 2015, 04:05:57 PM

There is no law that restricts commercial truck drivers from having a firearm in their truck for self-defense. There are laws that address the commercial transport of firearms, and this is where the confusion typically lies I think. These laws do not apply to your personal carry weapon. So long as you are obeying the law of every state you drive through as it pertains to firearms carry, you are completely fine to have a gun in the truck. CHL or no. Of course, you are going to have a much easier time with this if you have a CHL because you will get reciprocity in many states.