ARA Seeks Nominations for Crime-fighting Award

The American Rental Association recently announced that nominations are now being accepted for the ARA Insurance Services/National Equipment Register Award, an honor bestowed upon an individual who has helped the equipment rental industry fight equipment theft.

The fourth annual ARA Insurance Services/NER Award will be presented during a special ceremony at The Rental Show, ARA’s annual convention and trade show taking place in Las Vegas, Feb. 10-14, 2008.

The ARA Insurance Services/NER Award was established to highlight heavy-equipment theft recovery and the hard work of law enforcement personnel to prevent theft and recover stolen equipment. The award recognizes a sworn law enforcement officer or a civilian support person who has “performed exceptional service to the rental industry through the recovery of rental equipment or through theft-prevention initiatives.”

The recipient will receive VIP guest status at The Rental Show, includinground-trip travel and accommodations, and a commemorative plaque. In addition, a $1,000 grant will be awarded to the recipient’s department to aid in equipment-theft investigations.

Nominations must be submitted by Dec. 31, to Stacy Kaufman at NER by e-mail at [email protected], by fax at 212/354-9039, or by mail at NER, 108 W. 39th St., Suite 506, New York, NY 10018.

Headquartered in Moline, Ill., The American Rental Association is an international trade association for the owners of equipment rental businesses and the manufacturers and suppliers of construction/industrial, general tool and party/event rental equipment.

The National Equipment Register was established in 2001 to increase the recovery rate of stolen farm and construction equipment by improving the volume, quality and availability of information available to law enforcement investigating suspicious equipment. NER has developed national databases of equipment ownership and theft and provides this information and equipment identification advice to police 24 hours a day.

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