Need confirmation on Federal DOT law
Yesterday, my company had our annual employee meeting. We went over the usual stuff, EOE, Sexual Harassment, Company Policies (no printed handbook this time).
Once again, "No weapons allowed....Employees are not permitted to bring a gun to a job site, or have them in their company vehicles..."
Except this time the safety manager stated "It is against Federal Law for a hazmat driver to have a firearm in a hazmat vehicle..."
Now this was a new one. I drive a company vehicle and am technically required to stop at the ports. I had tried to find anything in the Federal DOT regulations on weapons/firearms and could not find anything (I wanted to make sure that I was OK in my mechanic truck).
Anybody uber familiar with Commercial Motor Vehicle regulations that can point me in the right direction, or at least confirm or deny this statement on Hazmat vehicles?