Theft Reporting


Have you experienced an equipment theft?

Equipment theft on both the event and equipment side of rental continues to increase.

Please utilize the Theft Reporting Guide below as a step-by-step guide to report your theft.

The sooner the theft is reported the better your chances are for recovery.

Theft Reporting Guide

If you have any questions, contact ARA by calling 800.334.2177 or emailing


Is Your Equipment Registered With NER?

By partnering with the National Equipment Register (NER), ARA members can register up to 1,000 pieces of mobile, off-road equipment with NER’s HELPTech database for free.

Register with NER

Keep your equipment safe protected

Equipment theft in the billions of dollars affects members across the country every year. Registering your equipment increases the chances that it will be identified as stolen and returned to you.


NER can distribute theft alerts to law enforcement when a theft occurs.


Law enforcement can access NER’s online database to help recover your equipment.


Participating members may be eligible for a theft-deductible waiver of up to $10,000 through their insurance company.


Registered equipment will receive theft deterrent warning decals for your equipment.