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Construction projects require good management to be successful. Project managers must deal with any number of problems that occur in the regular day-to-day organized chaos of a project site. Unexpected equipment breakdowns are one of those problems. In addition to impacts on project timelines, there is the expense of replacement equipment rental, repair or replacement. …

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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 …

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4 Stolen & Recovered 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 …

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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. There is also a way to …

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How Much Do You Know About Truck Drivers?

  • September 11, 2017
  • Kristy C.
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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 …

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One Way To Keep Your IoT Devices Healthy

  • August 30, 2017
  • Kristy C.
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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 …

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The latest LoJack® Construction Equipment Theft Recovery Report has been released. You may access the PDF here and the infographic here. Heavy equipment theft cases have some similarities to vehicle theft, with both being crimes of opportunity or targeted by organized crime. The benefit for thieves is money from the resale or parts. So how …

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According to the American Rental Association’s (ARA) current forecast, construction equipment rentals will remain strong through 2018. Rental fleet owners will need to manage their inventory efficiently in order to meet the renters demand. Investing in fleet technology can make profiting from the demand easier and stronger. Let’s look at three ways to keep your …

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Your business is implementing various technologies to streamline your processes. The goal is to deliver goods and services more efficiently in order to remain competitive. However, your IT department is already stretched thin due to current projects, staff turnover or rapid company expansion. You know that upgrading or adding IoT devices will propel the business …

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Construction work has inherent risks and project managers are always striving to keep their crew and equipment safe. For the crew, procedures must be followed and specialized training can be required for certain jobs. Industry and government regulations often help provide a framework for certain processes such as setting demolition charges or securing trench walls. …

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