Re: Carry w/a permit in a commercial tractor trailer
There are no federal or state laws prohibiting a truck driver from carrying apart from the state/local laws on firearms(CCW). The trucker's company may prohibit it, but that is a employment issue. Just because he has a commercial license and operating a commercial vehicle it doesn't mean there are additional laws against firearms.
If he has a FL CWP - he can carry where ever it is honored. In states that its not honored he would have to abide by the federal firearms owners safe transit law - unloaded, securely encased, ammo seperate, firearm in remote place, only stopping for fuel/breakdowns/emergencies, etc, etc.
I suggest that he print out a list of all the states his FL CWP is good in and stick to those routes if possible. Good knowledge of the "must notify" states should be kept fresh in mind - like NC and OH. ...since truckers get stopped alot for inspections.
I also suggest a lockable strong box be mounted permanently to the floor in the bunk(if equipped) for states that his CWP isn't honored in.
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