The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released its first-ever report on snowmobile thefts in the U.S. on February 5, 2019. While, perhaps, not as widespread as thefts related to other types of vehicles, snowmobile thefts can prove particularly impactful in areas of the country where it is difficult to get around during certain times of year without one.

The report reveals some stark information concerning snowmobile thefts, including the fact that 32 of 50 states reported having at least one snowmobile stolen during the three year reporting period. Minnesota reported the greatest prevalence of snowmobile thefts at 314 which Michigan with 207, Wisconsin with 129, Alaska with 128, and Washington with 109 thefts rounding out the top five.

One surprising fact is that while there were many stolen while owners left their snowmobiles unattended while in use. The majority were stolen from trailers, either while in transit to trails or when stored on trailers outside homes.

The sad news for snowmobile owners, whether intending their snowmobiles for joy riding or more practical purposes, is that only 57 percent of snowmobiles are recovered after being stolen.

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GPS III Explained

27 Feb 2019

GPS is currently a lifeline to some four billion people worldwide. Even those who don’t use GPS specific devices often use GPS features on their mobile phones to help with directions, navigation, and more. Businesses rely on it for planning safer routes, even college campuses are beginning to use GPS technology to fuel delivery robots. In other words, the world relies on GPS.

The technology that drivers GPS is somewhat dated, however. It’s been around since the 1960s, and reached full viability in 1995. With the speed at which traditional technology advances, that means the technology that drives GPS is somewhat dated. Just think about the computers that dominated in 1995. Honestly, most people were just discovering dial-up Internet services at the time.

What is GPS III?

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Ski resorts rely on many tools and techniques to keep their slopes filled and skiers happy. While it may be something you’ve never thought of before, providing shuttle buses equipped with GPS tracking for skiers, shoppers, and those simply looking to take in the stunning views while exploring your resort is a great way to add value to the services you offer. These are just a few reasons to use shuttle buses for your resort.

Reduce Vehicle Congestion at the Resort

Bringing in a wide influx of vehicle traffic, many of whom aren’t accustomed to driving in the mountains or in the snow, can be tricky. Shuttle buses reduce the number of people flying in who will rely on rental cars to get to and from your resort. This reduces congestion during busy periods and helps to improve safety for all concerned.

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