Stop, Theft! 5 Simple Steps to Keep Equipment Secure

by Lonnie Fritz, Global Market Professional – Caterpillar With the busy summer construction season in full swing, you likely have quite a few pieces of equipment out on site and not a lot of time to keep track of them all. Sadly, that makes you a target for criminals. Recent reports from the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the National Equipment Register find that construction site crime costs contractors between $300 million and $1 billion each year. The busiest month for thefts is August, with the most commonly stolen items being copper, lumber, hand tools, power tools and, yes, heavy machinery. Less than 25% of what’s lifted ever gets recovered. What can you do to protect your equipment — and your bottom line? READ FULL ARTICLE>>