posted on Dec, 14 2004 @ 01:34 PM
no, they aren't looking for safety equipment, unless they are stopped at the weigh stations. trucks like that are stopped for 2 reasons: illegal
immigrants and drugs. i live in san antonio and very recently a large number of illegal immigrants died in a truck that was too hot and left cooking
in the sun. they want to find them and send them back before they die here. also, very recently, a huge shipment of heroin, a huge shipment of cocain
and a massive shipment of marajuana were confiscated. they are not looking for wmd's, they are not looking for arabs, they are not looking for diesel
fuel and fertilizer. they don't have the manpower for that. they are looking for what their department is responsible for and that's all. that is
how law enforcement works, they only do what they have to.
2 propane trucks were stolen recently here in TX also, but were found at the border, seems it was too suspicious to take them through the gates.