Lafayette, IN: Police Stop More HOT FOOD TRUCKS Near Lafayette

By STAFF | JC Online

Two hot trucks were stopped this morning by Indiana State Police on Interstate 65 around 9:30 a.m., according to Indiana State Police Sgt. Kim Riley.

Riley said a semi truck carrying cheese, meat, and other diary products was stopped at the 182 mile marker in the southbound lane of Interstate 65 by troopers in the commercial vehicle enforcement division. The second vehicle, a box truck, was stopped at the 184 mile marker also in the southbound lane of Interstate 65.

Trooper Nate King said the air temperature inside the box truck was about 60 degrees. The truck contained mainly dairy food and about 100 pounds of sausage.

Riley said a total of 1,000 pounds of food was destroyed. The semi truck driver was cited for bad brakes and the box truck driver was cited for issues related to the truck being overweight, he said.

More details will be available soon at jconline.

In the last week, five hot trucks — food transportation vehicles with inadequate refrigeration — were identified and ticketed by Indiana State Police in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties.

About a ton of food was destroyed Tuesday after troopers discovered a food transport truck carrying items that were not being properly cooled.

ISP Sgt. Rich Kelly stopped the vehicle, a 2006 Conventional Freightliner pulling a Great Dane refrigerated trailer owned by Expressway Leasing LLC of Chicago, that afternoon. The truck was pulled over on Indiana 28 near Clinton County Road 700 West.|head&nclick_check=1