NJ lawmaker wants sheriffs' deputies to inspect interstate trucks

| 10/6/2006

Just a few days after the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that New Jersey can’t keep out-of-state trucks off of secondary routes that are open to in-state drivers, a state lawmaker is renewing an effort to hamstring visiting vehicles.

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora is pushing a bill that was introduced earlier this year that would allow sheriffs’ deputies to inspect interstate trucks – something that only state troopers can presently do.

Gusciora says his bill would simply increase the manpower available to clamp down on oversize and overweight trucks.