Truck and trailer stolen - how do I report to appropriate parties

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  1. aj72941

    aj72941 Bobtail Member

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    I work with a small carrier who hauls our trailers. Today we are finding out that one of this carrier's company drivers disconnected his ELD and disabled all tracking to his truck and our trailer and went AWOL. To our knowledge he still has plates on the equipment. How would we go about reporting this and who do we need to report it to? Do we need contact our DOT, local police?
    The carrier did not make us aware of this until today but it sounds like this may have been ongoing for a week so honestly it could be anywhere at this point.
     
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  3. baha

    baha Road Train Member

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    Start with reporting it a/wall at the last place the truck was sending out sig. The law will send out the hot truck report all over the USA? and maybe if the truck is still in 1 piece they will find it, calling your Insurance. co. may help if you have full coverage??
     
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  4. aj72941

    aj72941 Bobtail Member

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    We actually drove around known locations the truck had been parked before and managed to find it ditched in a field. Thank you for the information though in case this happens again in the future.
     
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  5. Antinomian

    Antinomian Road Train Member

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    Step one is report it stolen yourself. I wouldn't wait for the carrier to do it. I'd go to the state police. Also let your insurance company know.

    What happens next depends on what the relationship is between you and this carrier who hauls your trailers? Are they leasing trailers form you? You have a contract?
     
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  6. JerseyBarrierRacer

    JerseyBarrierRacer Bobtail Member

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    Why'd they do that?
     
  7. BUMBACLADWAR

    BUMBACLADWAR Road Train Member

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    Did the poor fellow ever get his last paycheck?
     
  8. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    Hopefully it doesn’t have hazmat on it.
     
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  9. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Wow ...


    Call your state police, if they can’t or won’t take a report, than they will tell you who to call.
     
  10. Trucker Carlton

    Trucker Carlton Bobtail Member

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    That’s why you should always stay attend to your truck especially if you have it running.
    If you have the pictures of the license plate, the face and other identification to the person who stole the truck. Then report it to the police station will action be handle.
    Good luck!
     
  11. Rideandrepair

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