OOIDA TRACER ALERT: Truck stolen in Kentucky

By Charlie Morasch, Land Line staff writer | 10/10/2011

Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 – Posted at 9:24 a.m. CDST – Police in Kentucky are looking for a stolen truck.

Police say a thief or thieves stole a blue 2005 Peterbilt 379EX while it was parked at a Marathon truck stop in Greenup, KY.

According to OOIDA’s TRACER website, the truck has red and gray stripes, and “L&L Transportation” on the doors. “Tanker Yanker” is written in large red letters on the sleeper. Its Kentucky license plate reads A10431, and its VIN is 1XP5DB9X95N849557.

TRACER, the Transportation Alert Communication and Emergency Response program, was launched in 2009 by OOIDA. The program is two-way communication system that both sends alerts to members and coordinates information received from trucking members.

Members can sign up to receive text messages and email alerts for truck thefts and missing persons.

Truckers may call the TRACER hotline at 866-950-2291 or visit www.tracersystem.us to get the latest advisory or if they have information to report about stolen cargo or missing persons, etc.

Anyone with information that leads to the truck’s recovery may be eligible for a $500 cash reward.

Doug Morris, OOIDA director of security operations, heads up the TRACER program.

At last week’s OOIDA Board of Directors meeting, Morris said 40 percent of stolen reports posted on TRACER have resulted in recoveries – twice the success rate of the industry as a whole.

“TRACER has proven to be an effective tool, thanks to the responsiveness of OOIDA members,” Morris said.

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