UPDATE: In Oklahoma, a 2009 aluminum Benson flatbed trailer reported stolen from Miller Truck Lines in Tulsa has been found. Doug Morris, OOIDA director of security operations, told Land Line another driver from the company took the wrong trailer and found out later, so it wasn’t stolen after all.
Original news report, posted Sept. 10, 2012: OOIDA’s TRACER website reports two recent equipment thefts, one in New York and one in Oklahoma.
A white 2003 Freightliner conventional and its 2006 Fontaine flatbed trailer were stolen from Van Wyck Expressway at 101st Ave. in New York, NY, between Sept. 5 and the morning of Sept. 6. The truck has a yellow star with letters A02K and New York license plate number 23779PC. Its VIN number is listed as 1FUJBBCV83LJ87968. The trailer has a black frame with aluminum top and was loaded with roofing materials. The VIN number is listed as 13N14830361534241. The license plate number is unknown.
In Oklahoma, a 2009 aluminum Benson flatbed trailer with Oklahoma license plate number 1924GP was stolen from Miller Truck Lines in Tulsa, also between Sept. 5 and 6. TRACER reports the VIN number as 5DMFABTB29C003442. The Benson flatbed is a model 524 and is equipped with side racks to haul lumber.
A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the recovery of each vehicle. Call 202-246-2698.
TRACER, the Transportation Alert Communication and Emergency Response program, was launched in 2009 by OOIDA. The program is a two-way communication system that 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.