***Missing Driver***

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Anchorman's Comment
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Little Trees Transportation

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HELP!! I have a driver and truck missing. Last known location was US395 South at Pilot Rock, OR Tuesday April 24 at 8:15pm, and his GPS pinged at tower on OR244 MP 33 near Starkey, OR at 9:45pm.

Driver’s name is Jacob Cartwright. He’s 22 years old. 6’6” tall 275 lbs. He’s married with 2 small children and a third on the way.

Truck is a green 2005 Kenworth T600 OR plate # Y AIN 633. Truck 02 of Little Trees Transportation. It’s pulling a 53’ Wabash Dry Van plate # HV11122 OR unit #5301.

He loaded in Portland Tuesday afternoon. He stopped at the TA in Troutdale, OR from 4:30-4:55. He was heading to Nyssa, OR.

If seen please contact Oregon State Police in La Grande at 541-664-4600, or Little Trees Transportation at 971-219-1881.

Truck, trailer, and load can be replaced. We cannot replace a life!!

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Patrick C.'s Comment
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Driver has been found! He stated he got lost after taking a wrong turn and slid off the roadway he was on. He walked out looking for help.

Anchorman's Comment
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Driver has been found! He stated he got lost after taking a wrong turn and slid off the roadway he was on. He walked out looking for help.

Thanks for the update Patrick!

Missing Oregon trucker emerges from wilderness after 4 days

A trucker who was missing for four days in a snow-covered part of Oregon after his GPS mapping device sent him up the wrong road walked 36 miles (58 kilometers) and emerged safely Saturday from a remote and rugged region of the state.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

PackRat's Comment
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Very happy to read this good news. I was afraid to open todays update because I was afraid it would be a sad ending.

Army 's Comment
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Great news. He walked a long ways. Way to go.......

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Good article anchorman. When I updated the site I was going off a link to a little blurb my wife had sent me. It is nice to see the actual details of his situation.

G-Town's Comment
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Wow, that's an amazing story.

There is a current thread on Chuck Norris jokes...this driver lived and survived a CN-like story.

PackRat's Comment
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Maybe along the lines of....."This Oregon trucker would rather go hungry for 3 days in the wilderness than break the seal and have the load rejected!"....?

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