Wanted: Nominations for Crime-Fighting Award

Tue January 09, 2007 - National Edition

Nominations are now being accepted for the ARA Insurance Services/National Register Award, an honor bestowed upon an individual who has helped the equipment rental industry fight back against equipment theft.

The third 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 Atlanta, Feb. 7 to 10, 2007. The Rental Show features 700 manufacturers and suppliers of equipment exhibiting their products.

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-recovery initiatives.”

The recipient will be afforded VIP guest status at The Rental Show, including round-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 may be submitted by Dec. 31, 2006, to Glen Sider at NER by email at gsider@nerusa.com, by mail at NER, 108 W. 39th St., Suite 506, New York, NY 10018, or by fax at 212/354-9039.