Originally Posted by Double D
I am not one to ever suggest breaking the law. I have a clean record and follow the laws of the land to the best of my ability. But no job is going to dictate my ability to protect myself when I am out in situations where there is no protection. If I am asked to travel to a military base or federal installation, I will stop at a gun shop in that town and make arrangements to leave my firearm with them or with another driver outside the post until I make my delivery, but I wont travel unarmed, period. As a traveling citizen, I wont go to any state that doesnt recognize my carry permit. So, if anyone I know or any relatives might live in one of those states, they will never see me again unless they come to me. I will not disarm for anyone.
I am in sympathy and agreement with your attitude toward the situation. But it not always possible to find an FFL with parking for an 18 wheeler. Another aspect of the truck driver's situation is many HAVE to go to Canada and/or Mexico as a job requirement. Taking handguns into either country is prison time if caught. Often the drivers cross in at one port of entry location and return through a different port. Getting back to the FFL where you left your gun can be a problem. You have to draw a line somewhere to balance your income and safety needs.