Equipment theft affects both contractors and the public. A lost piece of equipment can be costly and even bankrupt a construction company. The costs associated with stolen equipment eventually get passed on to the public.
The Herald-Dispatch.com features a story about equipment theft in West Virgina and what contractors and law-enforcement are doing to stop it.
Steps taken to stop equipment theft range from GPS tracking devices to special training for police officers to spot stolen equipment.
Have you have a problem with equipment theft? What do you do to protect you equipment? Tell us your story and leave a comment.