The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is using one of the agency’s distinctive marked semi trucks to help with relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ian.
Earlier this month, FHP shared a Facebook post detailing their efforts to help local communities affected by Ian. “We’ve been closing major roadways due to flooding, cutting fallen trees and clearing debris from roadways and houses, dispensing water, helping traffic flow at gas stations with high volumes, directing traffic where electricity is out, and evacuating stranded citizens with our MRAP,” FHP said.
As part of hurricane relief efforts, troopers have deployed their unique Sterling Trucks semi.
The photo featuring the truck has garnered more than 9.2K likes and more 1.2K shares.
FHP has three marked semi trucks used for enforcement and educational activities over the past several years.
“These semi-trucks are properly equipped to initiate a traffic stop; however, they are used primarily for spotting. The semi-trucks are also used to pull our “No-Zone” demonstration trailer used for local outreach and driver education to promote safe driving around commercial motor vehicles,” said FHP Lieutenant Derrick A. Rahming Sr.
Florida isn’t the only state with marked trooper trucks. The Tennessee State Patrol has had their own custom Peterbilt for several years. They use it both as an education tool and in their enforcement efforts.