OOIDA’s TRACER website reports the theft of a truck in Bollingbrook, IL. The red 2007 Volvo 670 was stolen between Feb. 7 and Feb. 11 from a parking lot on Route 53. “Rolkis Trucking Inc., DOT No. 1894291” is on the doors. TRACER lists an Illinois license plate number of P740901 and a VIN number of 4V4NC9TH27N463150.
A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the recovery of this truck. 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. Safet?adp_?_Vand local law enforcement.
“After the tragic crash earlier this week, FMCSA investigators quickly inspected this carrier’s other two buses, which had been operated on U.S. roads, and immediately shut them down,” FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro said in the days following the wreck. “Today we’ve officially blocked the company from conducting future operations in the United States.”
After the wreck, FMCSA said it also found “serious mechanical safety violations” with the company’s two other motor coach vehicles.
FMCSA said the company also failed to ensure its vehicles were regularly inspected, maintained and repaired, and didn’t require its drivers to be qualified and licensed.
FMCSA’s full order can be read here.