The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) provides on update from Maui on the stolen loader. It was recovered in Waiehu on Tuesday morning. HDOT wants to thank those in the community who helped in the recovery. HDOT mechanics will be adding safeguards to the loader before it returns to service for maintenance operations in West Maui.
When in service loaders are used to remove large objects that may become hazards on roadways such as dirt, rocks, fallen trees, appliances, furniture, and more. Loaders are also used for minor grading and to lift heavy materials such as concrete barriers.