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NER offers equipment security best practices for Fourth of July holiday

By Brock Huffstutler

July 2, 2023

NER July 4 2023 trendsThe latest data compiled by the National Equipment Register (NER®) on nationwide equipment thefts shows that over the last five years, more than $4 million in equipment was taken from nearly 300 locations between July 1 and July 7. 

The data lists dealerships, worksites and storage facilities as the top targeted locations by thieves, with utility vehicles, mowers and skid steers as the likeliest pieces of equipment to go missing. 

As equipment fraud, conversion and “smash-and-grab” thefts continue to plague the equipment rental industry — especially during the summer months and over holidays — NER encourages those who work in the industry to be proactive in taking simple steps that can secure equipment and deter thieves. The company has provided a downloadable document outlining best practices to follow during the Fourth of July week. 

You can download NER’s July 4th Heavy Equipment Theft Trends and Best Practices here. 

Thanks to the American Rental Association’s (ARA) partnership with NER, members can register up to 1,000 pieces of mobile, off-road equipment with NER’s HELPTech database for free. Get started here.