Memorial Day Heavy Equipment Theft Trends INFOGRAPHIC AND SECURITY TIPS AND BEST PRACTICES 2023
NER wishes all our clients and Law Enforcement partners a happy and safe Memorial Day. We also encourage everyone to take steps to make it a crime-free holiday.
The Memorial Day holiday is one of the most active equipment theft periods nationwide, as summer demand for equipment ramps up. All areas should consider equipment theft to be a threat just before and over the holiday.
The infographic shows that worksite and dealer yard burglaries over the holiday are always an issue. Machine thefts from storage locations including contractor’s shop yards and farm outbuildings are also prevalent.
Equipment rental fraud and conversion thefts have plagued the industry since a surge in 2018. This trend is not stopping in 2023, and outright thefts from rental business yards add another concern. NER anticipates that fraudsters and “smash and grab” thieves will be active throughout the spring, particularly leading into and over the summer holiday weekends.
Be proactive to prevent equipment crimes. Small steps and minor attention to details may be all it takes to deter an opportunistic thief. The following are a few fundamentals for both law enforcement and equipment owners.
Try to do something proactive to prevent equipment crimes. Small steps and minor attention to details may be all it takes to deter an opportunistic thief. Below are a few fundamentals for both law enforcement and equipment owners.
Please report any theft or fraud to NER online, or email NER at email@example.com with as little as the machine make, model and serial number and the date and location of theft, and we’ll enter it for you. Want an NER alert on the theft? Let us know when we follow up.