Cant Find My Dad

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Desiree N.'s Comment
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My dad took a load from Ohio to Arkansas Friday night. 12Hrs each way.He called last night at 10. Lots of traffic and was pulling over in cincinnati to sleep. We cant find him and noone is answering his phone. Hes driving a white douley pickup pulling a. Flat trailor. This is not like him.This has never happened before. What do we do?

ColeTrucker's Comment
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I'm sorry to hear that Desiree. Have you heard anything from your Dad yet?

-If not, then put out a missing report on him.

-Call his company to find out his last location. Does he use the Qualcomm?

-If he is O/O then find out if whomever, he took the load for has any information.

-How old is he? Is he having problems with memory or taking meds for it? You may be able to put out a "Silver Alert" in the area he was last known to be. Give the police the make, model of the vehicle, license's number and a recent picture of your dad.

-Have you called the Ohio State Trooper's to find out if they have any information?

-Call all the local hospitals in that area?

-Call the Sheriff in that area too since sometime law enforcement don't always know what the other is doing?

-The police has the ability to get his cell phone records. To see if he made any calls after he spoke with you.

-Has he spoken with anyone else in the family since the last time he spoke to you? -


Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Desiree N.'s Comment
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thank you for your concern. Hes doing just fine.He saw a bad accident.Tractor trailor and a car.One fatality. He shut down for awhile

Starcar's Comment
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I'm glad he's ok.....This brings to light one of the BIGGEST concerns for those left at home, in the life of a trucker. The home fire folks WORRY...ALOT...and usually for nothing. So here's a few pointers you need to tell your homefire folks everytime you talk to them. 1. Where you are at...what truckstop you will be sleeping at...and where you are going. They should also have your company name, contact info for the company, truck number, license plate number, and truck description (color, make, logos, etc). Then, if there comes a time that they need to hunt you, they will have the vital info that the police will be asking for. Truckers die in their trucks all the time...trucks are stolen...trailers are stolen...we don't care about the freight, the truck, the can all be replaced....The trucker...well that would leave a big hole in alot of homefire hearts...So get in the habit that they won't need it...ever.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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