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Stolen Construction Equipment: Unauthorized Rentals And More

Stolen Construction Equipment: Unauthorized Rentals And More

As the 2016 LoJack Construction Equipment Theft Recovery Report notes, thieves like to target construction’s heavy equipment for parts, resale and even their own use. It is very lucrative given the average replacement costs for towables to wheeled and tracked loaders range from $11,309 to $77,404. For contractors, not only do they have to replace the equipment, but the project may be idled which adds to their indirect labor costs if crew cannot be reassigned.

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Stolen Construction Equipment: 4 Stories from California

Stolen Construction Equipment: 4 Stories from California

Even with preventive measures in place, such as securing perimeters, lining equipment up, chaining equipment and video cameras, heavy construction equipment theft continues to happen. The lure of reselling an entire machine or the parts is strong. Coupled with that illegal demand, machines are being stolen to be used for actual jobs. Bids are so competitive and overcoming machine security so simple that stealing rather than renting or buying becomes the desperate option. It’s lucrative for the thieves. And, California was the top state for theft and recovery last year.

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Poor Driving Habits Cost Your Company Money

Poor Driving Habits Cost Your Company Money

This week is Drive Safely Work Week™ (DSWW), an annual campaign sponsored by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS). Safe driving should be a habit. However, in case issues do arise with your fleet staff, here is some data on how poor driving affects your bottom line.

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How Much Do You Know About Truck Drivers?

How Much Do You Know About Truck Drivers?

The week of September 10-16, 2017 is designated by the American Trucking Association as National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. It is a time to recognize and thank the 5.9 million commercial drivers who keep the U.S. economy humming whether they are delivering consumer goods, livestock, construction equipment, industrial supplies or other essential loads. We recognize the hard work that you do.

Below are a few industry statistics that we have collected. How many do you know?

Drivers

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One Way To Keep Your IoT Devices Healthy

One Way To Keep Your IoT Devices Healthy

Last year, a Gartner study forecast that there would be 20 billion IoT devices in use by 2020. The report noted 1.2 billion would be for industrial uses. Enterprise infrastructures will need to integrate legacy systems with the new devices and possibly expand the capacity of their networks. The merged solution will require occasional maintenance as firmware and software is updated. Both situations, initial integration and then device management, may involve working with a knowledgeable partner.

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