Scotty Gets Border Patrol Rolling with Custom Tractor Trailers

MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. — U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials recently took delivery of the first of three custom tractor trailers designed to provide mobile processing and detainment support during immigration enforcement operations.

Customs and Border Patrol will deploy the self-contained mobile operations units, manufactured by Pennsylvania-based firm Mobile Concepts by Scotty, to assist agents in the processing, detention and transport of illegal immigrants.

The 53-foot long trailer, which features 10 work stations and one holding cell for detainees, was driven almost 1,200 miles from the company’s 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant to Fort Belvoir, Va.

Technicians performed rigorous re-commissioning of the trailer and its systems, which will allow agents to access law enforcement databases via satellite up-link for fingerprint identification in the field, before delivering the mobile unit to its base on the Florida coast.

The final two tractor trailers are scheduled for delivery in December 2009 and February 2010, officials say.