OOIDA TRACER ALERT: Truck stolen in California

| 12/29/2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 – Posted at 2:30 p.m. CT –
OOIDA’s TRACER program is asking for truckers’ help to find an OOIDA member’s stolen truck.

According to TRACER, a 1997 Freightliner Columbia XL was stolen this week from Bruce’s Truck Stop in Bakersfield, CA. The purple truck has Kansas license plate number 080759.

TRACER, the Transportation Alert Communication and Emergency Response program, was launched in the spring by OOIDA. The program is a 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 e-mail alerts for truck thefts and missing persons, and they can also use the system to report their own stolen property.

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

– By Charlie Morasch, staff writer