$500 REWARD ~ Tractor-Trailer Stolen From TA/Petro In Carlisle, Pa.

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Anchorman's Comment
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TRACER ALERT: Sky blue Peterbilt with white trailer stolen in Carlisle, Pa.

A sky blue 2007 conventional Peterbilt pulling a white 2014 Great Dane van trailer was reported stolen on Oct. 13. The truck was stolen at the TA/Petro off of Interstate 81 in Carlisle, Pa. The truck has “DST Express” on both doors.

TRACER lists a New Jersey license plate of AN127R and a VIN number of 1XP7DB9XX7D684376 for the truck. The trailer has a New Jersey plate of TLK27C and a VIN number of 1GRAA0620ED451073.

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

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Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

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OOIDA is an international trade association representing the interests of independent owner-operators and professional drivers on all issues that affect truckers. The over 150,000 members of OOIDA are men and women in all 50 states and Canada who collectively own and/or operate more than 240,000 individual heavy-duty trucks and small truck fleets.

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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Lovely, I'm at the Flying J just down the street lol.

They'd have to steal the truck with me in it though and I have a few motivational items that might change their mind.

I wonder if the driver of that truck left it running at the fuel island while he or she ran inside for coffee and fuel receipts.

Anchorman's Comment
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Lovely, I'm at the Flying J just down the street lol.

They'd have to steal the truck with me in it though and I have a few motivational items that might change their mind.

I wonder if the driver of that truck left it running at the fuel island while he or she ran inside for coffee and fuel receipts.

The Carlisle, PA truck stops are very popular. I wanted to post this to make drivers aware of their surroundings. Both for the stolen tractor-trailer, and your personal safety. The amount of theft rises higher and higher the closer we get to the Christmas holiday season.

The Persian Conversion's Comment
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Could it have been stolen by someone looking to commit some sort of terrorist attack? Scary stuff. Who steals a big rig???

Anchorman's Comment
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Could it have been stolen by someone looking to commit some sort of terrorist attack? Scary stuff. Who steals a big rig???

According to FreightWatch International there were 178 cargo thefts between April-June.

Anchorman's Comment
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Could it have been stolen by someone looking to commit some sort of terrorist attack? Scary stuff. Who steals a big rig???

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According to FreightWatch International there were 178 cargo thefts between April-June.

FWI recorded 794 cargo thefts throughout the U.S. in 2014, with the average value per theft reaching $232,924 – a 36% increase in value over 2013 – which translates into an average of 66 cargo thefts per month or 2.2 per day.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Could have been a hundred different reasons really. There's just as much value in truck parts as in automobiles. Swap all the good parts on to a wrecked truck and cut up to scrap the rest. It's an unfortunate reality of life.

Todd W.'s Comment
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This is one of the reasons where I currently work, the owners constantly remind is to gab the keys when we leave the truck/ We do a lot of work at the San Francisco airport so our trucks are well known so if one gets stolen, imagine what a nut job with a bomb could do at the airport. Not to mention if the truck has a full load of freight on it.

Kieran L.'s Comment
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Also, if you're hauling something of great value and it is apparent what you're hauling, you are even more likely to be a target of cargo theft. Even if they don't want the truck, if they want your cargo they'll offload it quickly somewhere and then go abandon the truck at another truck stop or on the side of the road. I heard a few years back when average fuel prices were over $4 a gallon, there was a major outbreak of thefts of fuel tankers. Never think it can't happen to you. Always be alert and aware of your surroundings, and always lock your truck and take the keys if leaving it unattended.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Kieran warns us:

Also, if you're hauling something of great value and it is apparent what you're hauling, you are even more likely to be a target of cargo theft.

One way to "hide" the fact you have a high value load is to secure the trailer doors the same for all loads.

If your company policy is to padlock the door, then padlock the door regardless if you have 11,000 pounds of yarn or 42 boxes of 52” plasma TVs. If all your shipments look the same, the presence of a padlock will not advertise "Money inside!"

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