From snow or freezing rain to intense winds and cold temperatures, winter conditions pose serious challenges to fleets. To protect your drivers when they’re sidelined by a storm, start winterizing your fleet for the season with these four tips.

  1. Inspect and Clean the Exterior

Thoroughly clean the vehicles and apply a coat of wax to protect their exterior form ice, salt and snow. Wash the body, cab and undercarriage of each vehicle regularly to remove deicers and corrosive salts and prevent body damage.

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A family-owned business had construction equipment stolen that was worth around a half million dollars, according to Pat Toole, the owner of Greenville Tractor Co.

The manager, Andrew Reese, stated when they showed up on Monday morning at the tractor place, they noticed a machine sitting on top of a dirt pile. They also said the chain around a gate of theirs was broken, assuming the thieves had cut the link.

One excavator and seven compact track loaders of different sizes were taken, according to Reese. Also missing were other smaller, but costly accessories.

According to Lieutenant Ryan Flood, even though Greenville Tractor Co. didn’t have surveillance cameras around their property, across the street the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office found a surveillance video.

He went on to say at least two 18-wheeler trucks broke into the place and used cutters around the fence.

The sheriff’s office released a photo of one of the 18 wheelers to 7News they are looking for to help find the construction equipment thieves. Reese says, “Any small lead that we can get to recoup from this equipment would be very helpful to us.”

They ask if anyone has information about the theft, to please call either the sheriff’s office or Crime Stoppers at 23-CRIME.

Benefits of GPS Tracking

GPS tracking for equipment can track the thieves and retrieve stolen property.

If stolen property isn’t found within a few hours, the chances of it being found are slim to none. With GPS tracking, the chances of the thief getting away with the stolen property are slim to none.

Some devices do much more than simply track, offering alerts and more. For example, some can contact up to three individuals through email and phone if the item the tracker is attached to is moved, allowing you to immediately contact the police. In other devices, you can see exactly where your items are from second to second.

GPS tracking devices can be used to track virtually anything, from stolen bikes to lost children to wandering elderly. These devices allow you to call the police and share the information you get from the tracking device and let them retrieve your property and arrest the thief or locate the missing.

If you manage a construction company and have expensive equipment you want to protect, take a look at the GPS tracking solutions we offer here at LiveViewGPS.

Over the past weeks, two backhoes have been deliberately stolen from worksites in Hawaii. Hawaii Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the perpetrators responsible for these crimes.

According to the Captain of Puna Police, Ken Quiocho, construction equipment is often left on a job site until the next job is scheduled. At that point, the equipment is transferred to the new job. Police believe someone is gaining access to job site schedules and taking the backhoes before they are relocated.

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