TRACER ALERT: Stolen tractor-trailer combo sought near Chicago

By Land Line staff | 5/17/2013

OOIDA’s TRACER website reports the theft of a tractor-trailer combo from a Home Depot at 3500 N. Kimball Ave. in Chicago, IL.

The 2000 Peterbilt tractor and Utility reefer trailer were reported stolen on Thursday, May 16, between 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. The truck is a white and blue conventional model, with “JR Ochoa Trucking Inc.” on both sides. The trailer is white with blue stripes and is loaded with nail fasteners. TRACER lists an Illinois license plate of P768717 and a VIN number of 1XP5D49X4YD525776 for the truck, and an Illinois license plate of 431610ST and a VIN number of 1UYVS2539TM956509 for the trailer.
A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the recovery of this item. 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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