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The New York Police Department arrested three people suspected of being involved in multiple thefts of catalytic converters from city-owned vehicles.

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Rising Parts Costs Drive Vehicle Thefts

Thefts of vehicles in the U.S. rose again last year by more than 4%, according to preliminary 2017 crime data from the FBI. Many of the vehicles that are recovered are missing wheels and rims or other key parts.

Preventing Vehicle Theft

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shares five common-sense steps that drivers can take to guard against vehicle theft. For the full safety tip, click here.

Preventing Equipment Theft

With the cost of equipment theft reaching between $300 million and $1 billion every year, fleet managers must take theft prevention seriously. Fortunately, crime trends can help fleets gain a greater understanding of the problem — and these simple tips can help fight it.

Bright Ideas: Maintenance

Fleets can utilize automated preventative maintenance systems, take on maintenance for other fleet operations, brand tires to prevent theft, and implement a multi-work shift schedule to maximize productivity.

Are Your Surplused Vehicles Safe from Theft?

In addition to common-sense security measures, fleet managers must consider vehicle value, crime risk, and the cost and type of anti-theft systems in thwarting would-be thieves.