Vehiclepath Helps Customer and Police Break Heavy Equipment Theft Ring

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Company used GPS tracking devices to locate stolen heavy equipment. Several other pieces of equipment found at location.

Brown Bros., Inc, a Chattanooga, TN based company focused on grading, excavating, and site utilities had several pieces of heavy equipment stolen over the last few years. Earlier this year Brown Bros contacted Vehiclepathâ„¢ and purchased several GPS tracking units to monitor the locations of their heavy equipment.

"We were interested in tracking our heavy equipment for two reasons. Over the past several years we've had more than $350,000 worth of heavy equipment stolen. Through depreciation and deductibles, our out of pocket expense has been significant. The second reason is the difficulty in keeping track of smaller pieces of equipment. It wasn't unusual for us to spend hours tracking down a backhoe or skid steer that we've lost track of," explained Frank Geismar, Brown Bros. Project Manager.

Recently Brown Bros had a brand new CAT skid steer stolen over the weekend. The skid steer was equipped with a Vehiclepath GPS tracking unit. Within minutes Frank was able to log on and know exactly where his stolen skid steer was located. He telephoned the police and the sheriff's department and gave them the exact location of where they could recover the stolen equipment. They recovered the unit along with 6 other pieces of stolen heavy equipment valued at over $300,000. The skid steer was back on the job site by noon.

Companies are also using Vehiclepath for fleet management where they can view all their vehicles on one web page, dispatch the nearest vehicle to their customer, and view online daily or monthly reports of mileage, speed and stops. Most customers recognize the return on their GPS investment in less than 30 days.

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Vehiclepath is a leader in helping companies with the management, location, tracking and recovery of their mobile assets. Based in San Diego, CA, the Vehiclepath tracking system and VP300 Vehicle Tracking Units offer unique advantages with ease-of-use/install, functionality, and scalability that is not found in other commercial tracking products. This includes the ability to manage diverse mobile asset portfolios, receive real-time tracking data from a variety of vehicles/devices, and to operate over a variety of networks and countries. Additional information and a live, hands-on demonstration of the tracking capabilities are available at

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