Thanksgiving Heavy Equipment Theft Trends Infographic and Security Tips and Best Practices

We at National Equipment Register are thankful for our clients and Law Enforcement partners, and wish you a happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving holiday. We also encourage everyone to take steps to make it a crime-free holiday.

Thus far in 2022 reports to NER indicate steady patterns of equipment theft nationwide. We expect that thieves will be active again this holiday as they were in past years, as detailed in the infographic.

Contractors, equipment rental businesses and dealers in all areas should be aware of the continual threat of thefts, and be proactive to prevent equipment crimes from occurring. Small steps and minor attention to details may be all it takes to deter an opportunistic thief.

Prepare to protect machines staged for snow removal in publicly accessible areas. See the Snow Removal Equipment Theft Prevention Advisory for guidance.

If you are the victim of a theft or receive a theft report, please report it to NER online, or email NER at 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.