and local officials in Marco Island, FL, conducted a sweep of truckers
in the area, looking for safety, weight, logbook and other violations,
the Naples Daily News reported Feb. 26.
Police Chief Roger Reinke told the newspaper that four trucks were
put out of service for violations; five had no violations.
police and state DOT officials used portable scales during the
checks. Local officers were given training by DOT officials on
trucking regulations. However, despite the participation of local
police, the fines produced by the sweep all went to the state;
all the tickets referred to state, not local, laws.