LoJack System Quickly Recovers Backhoe, Minimizing Jobsite Downtime

  • January 18, 2012

Workmen with the Union Pacific Railroad in Fremont, CA arrived at their work site and found that a rented 2010 John Deere backhoe had been stolen the previous night. 

Less than 15 minutes after the theft was reported and the LoJack System activated, officers with the Fremont Police Department began receiving a silent signal from the transponder hidden on the backhoe.  The officers recovered the backhoe, which was parked and abandoned within the city limits. 

Union Pacific workers were able to retrieve the backhoe and were back at work with only a half-day delay, which minimized downtime and lost revenue.