TRACER ALERT: Equipment thefts in New Jersey and Michigan

By Kimberely Lennard, Land Line staff writer | 12/19/2012

OOIDA’s TRACER website reports recent equipment thefts in New Jersey and Michigan.

A white 2006 Freightliner conventional was stolen between 8 p.m. Dec. 16 and 9 a.m. Dec. 17 from Erie Street and 11th Avenue in Paterson, NJ. The truck has “Irizarri Express LLC” in red lettering on the doors, a New Jersey license plate number of AN548C and VIN number 1FUJBBCK96LW88992.

“The northern part of New Jersey has seen a dramatic increase in truck thefts,” Doug Morris, OOIDA Director of Security Operations, said. 

In Michigan, a truck and trailer theft was reported at a truck stop on U.S. Highway 223 in Adrian. The truck is a blue 2005 Peterbilt 379 conventional with “Logos Distribution Services” on the sides. It has a louvered grille, single headlights and a red, white and blue swan hood ornament. The Michigan license plate number is RA5688 and VIN number is 1XP5DB9X25N841560.

The black 2013 Conestoga utility trailer has a Michigan license plate number of C453889, and the VIN number is reported as 1UYFS248XDA562005. If you have seen this truck and trailer, call 911 and 202-246-2698.

A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the recovery of each of these vehicles. 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 to get the latest advisory or if they have information to report about stolen cargo or missing persons, etc.

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