Safe Fleet expands into Law Enforcement with COBAN Technologies Acquisition

October 23, 2017 – Safe Fleet is pleased to announce the acquisition of COBAN Technologies, Inc (“COBAN”).

COBAN is a leading supplier of body cameras and in-car video solutions for law enforcement.  Established in 2002, COBAN’s innovative in-car video and digital evidence management software is used by many of the top police departments in the country.

“COBAN is an excellent addition to Safe Fleet’s portfolio.  The combination of COBAN’s position in law enforcement with Safe Fleet’s leading video positions in School and Transit Bus, Fire, Waste, and Commercial markets firmly establishes Safe Fleet as the largest global provider of video solutions to the fleet market,” stated John Knox, CEO of Safe Fleet.  “Safe Fleet/COBAN is now the only video provider able to comprehensively supply common and integrated video solutions to all First Responder departments as well as all municipal fleet markets.”

“The opportunity with Safe Fleet is compelling for our customers and our employees,” said Doug Dickerson, COBAN CEO.  “I’m excited about the acquisition. COBAN’s technology in body worn camera, in-car video, Artificial Intelligence-based (AI) real-time video analytics, video data and evidence management software combined with Safe Fleet’s comprehensive leading product line in Bus and Commercial markets creates best-in-class video product capabilities and breadth.”

Financial terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

About COBAN Technologies

COBAN Technologies is committed to manufacturing and developing digital video solutions of the highest caliber for public safety agencies. COBAN’s unique design of in-car video systems, interview room systems, body worn cameras, evidence management, and back office management software provides law enforcement with a complete digital solution that maximizes return on investment.  Since 2002, COBAN’s commitment to the highest standards of integrity has contributed to the overall satisfaction of our customers. Thousands of COBAN systems have been deployed by hundreds of police departments across the United States, ranging from small departments with a few vehicles, to large, multi-precinct cities such as the City of Los Angeles and City of Chicago. For more information about COBAN please visit www.cobantech.com.

About Safe Fleet

Headquartered in Belton, MO, Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands that provide safety solutions to fleet vehicle manufacturers and operators around the world.  These brands serve several major markets including: Bus, Rail and RV, Truck and Trailer, Work Truck, Emergency, Waste, and Industrial and Military.  With over 1,100 employees and 10 manufacturing locations, Safe Fleet targets markets with increasing demand for operator, passenger, and pedestrian safety. For more information about Safe Fleet and our portfolio of brands please visit www.safefleet.net.

 

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Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer Unveils its New Identity and Product Portfolio at the 2017 IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference

  • New identity, new product portfolio, new innovations featured at IFDA 2017
  • Delivering new fleet video and camera solutions, as part of the broader product portfolio

Elmhurst, IL – October 4, 2017 – Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer – home of Bustin, Randall Temp Control, Randall Access, and ROM – will showcase its new identity and growing product portfolio during the 2017 IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference in booth #629. A highlight of Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer’s participation will be the introduction of its new Fleet Video & Camera Solutions.

“This is our most exciting year yet at IFDA’s Distribution Solutions Conference,” said Fred Jevaney, president of Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer. “Our new brand identity, Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer, firmly supports our commitment to stay true to our longstanding heritage and unwavering focus on the foodservice market and its drivers.”

Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer is featuring several innovative products at the Distribution Solutions Conference, including its new Smart Door, an automated retractable side door curtain. The driver-friendly Smart Door combines: a self-repairing breakaway curtain; surface mount design which can installed on existing trailers; trailer’s scuff liner protects the curtain track from damage; superior temperature-control; and serves as a moisture infiltration barrier.

Also highlighted is its new line of Fleet Video & Camera Solutions. Wired and wireless backup cameras will be on display showcasing the latest technology in backup safety. In addition, the DS2 Dual Camera Recording System provides in-cab technology to help improve the driver experience; recognize stellar driving behavior/correcting behavior outside the norm; and clarity and certainty with accidents.

IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference kicks off on Sunday, October 15th in National Harbor, Maryland. Attendees are invited to visit Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer’s exhibit booth #629 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. To learn more about the event, go to www.theifdaconference.com.

“Our new brand identity launched this summer with the tagline, “New Name…Same Get It Done and hashtag #GetItDone,” Jevaney continued. “At IFDA we are also saluting our combined history (Bustin, Randall, and ROM) of 180 years serving the foodservice market with the IFDA tagline, “New Name…Serious History”. Our dedication has never been stronger, our product line has never been more focused, our team has never been more excited to meet the market’s challenges head-on.”

About Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer

Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer is a division of Safe Fleet, is a leading manufacturer of temperature control, access, and video and camera product solutions to truck and trailer fleets across North America. Products include insulated bulkheads, rear and side door curtains, insulated pallet covers, walkramps, platforms, steps, and camera and video solutions. Our nationwide sales team provides personal service and innovative offerings to protect inventory, improve productivity, and promote safety. www.sftruckandtrailer.net.

About Safe Fleet

Headquartered in Belton, MO, Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands that provide safety solutions to fleet vehicle manufacturers and operators around the world. These brands serve several major markets including: Bus, Rail and RV, Truck and Trailer, Work Truck, Emergency, Waste, and Industrial and Military. With over 1,100 employees and 10 manufacturing locations, Safe Fleet targets markets with increasing demand for operator, passenger, and pedestrian safety. For more information about Safe Fleet and our portfolio of brands please visit www.safefleet.net.

Contact: Sean Martschinke
smartschinke@safefleet.net
630-782-0001

Safe Fleet Launches “I Heart Kindness” Coloring and Poster Contests

Safe Fleet launched their fourth annual United Against Bullying (UAB) Coloring Contest on Monday, July 10, 2017. A new poster contest has been included this year for older students. School-age children can submit entries until midnight October 31, 2017 to win prizes and money to help their schools start and sustain programs to spread kindness.

“Statistics continue to report that bullying incidents peak in middle schools,” said Bob Parks, Safe Fleet’s VP of Human Resources and UAB Executive sponsor. “We’ve added the UAB Poster Contest this year to inspire middle and high school students to start conversations about kindness and bullying and to express their feelings through art.”

The UAB Program is the social campaign of Safe Fleet, the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles. Safe Fleet’s divisions across North America continue to support the Program by sharing the contests within their communities.

This year’s theme for the contests is “I HEART Kindness.” Why? Because kindness increases happiness which increases well-being, empathy, and self-esteem. The contests focus on kindness to empower students and help stop bullying.

All students in the US and Canada are eligible to participate. There are prizes for the winners, runner-ups, and the winners’ schools to help support their kindness or anti-bullying initiatives. Detailed information, rules and regulations, and the Coloring Contest sheet can be found at: www.unitedagainstbullying.net/contests

For more information about this release, please contact:

Teresa Lynne
United Against Bullying Program Coordinator
teresa.lynne@seon.com
1.877.630.7366

unitedagainstbullying.net

Industry Veteran to Lead Safe Fleet Work Truck Division

Safe Fleet is pleased to announce that effective July 1st, work truck industry veteran, Craig Bonham, will be joining Safe Fleet as the new Vice President of Work Truck. He will be responsible for driving accelerated growth in the Work Truck business unit which is an integral part of Safe Fleet’s Commercial and Passenger Transportation Group (CPTG).

As Vice President of Work Truck, Craig will lead a dedicated team of individuals in sales, product development, engineering and customer service to envision, develop, manufacture and distribute innovative safety solutions for the work truck market.

Craig is a current National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) board member and manufacturer trustee with an impressive track record of leading organizations through aggressive transformation to deliver rapid sales growth and market share gains.

“Craig’s reputation for building mutually beneficial relationships, coupled with his extensive work truck industry experience, make him an ideal choice to lead Safe Fleet’s Work Truck business unit,” adds John Knox, President of Safe Fleet

Craig joins Safe Fleet from Reading Truck Body, a leading manufacturer of vocational work truck bodies, truck equipment, commercial trucks, and service vans, where he was most recently the Vice President of Sales and Business Development. At Reading, he provided strategic guidance to drive significant revenue growth, strengthening the company’s leadership position in the U.S. Prior to Reading, he spent 10 years with America’s Truck Body Company. During his tenure there he was a high-performing Territory Sales Manager, and was then promoted to Director of Sales, Training and Business Development. Previous to his time at America’s Truck Body, Craig was General Manager at a multi-franchise automobile dealership.

About Safe Fleet
Headquartered in Belton, MO, Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands that provide safety solutions to fleet vehicle manufacturers and operators around the world. These brands serve several major markets including: Bus, Rail and RV, Truck and Trailer, Work Truck, Emergency, Waste, and Industrial and Military. With over 1,100 employees and 10 manufacturing locations, Safe Fleet targets markets with increasing demand for operator, passenger, and pedestrian safety The Work Truck business unit is responsible for delivering safety and productivity solutions, such as ergonomic ladder racks, access platforms, and video and telematics applications, to the work truck industry from leading Safe Fleet brands such as Prime Design, Randall Manufacturing, ROM, Bustin, Rearview Safety, and Seon. For more information about Safe Fleet and our portfolio of brands please visit www.safefleet.net.

Safe Fleet Announces Winners of $50,000 in Anti-Bullying Grants

BELTON, MO (April 24, 2017) – The 2017 United Against Bullying (UAB) Grant Program closed on Friday, March 31st. The annual Grant received a total of 121 applications, up 23% from last year. A total of 35 school districts and community organizations have been selected to receive grant funding this year with awards ranging from $100 to $3500 each.

“The sheer volume as well as the quality of the proposals made the selection of winners a difficult task,” said Bob Parks, Safe Fleet’s VP of Human Resources, and UAB Executive Sponsor. “We hope this funding will help kick-start new programs to end bullying and help those organizations already doing great work to grow their initiatives.”

The UAB Program is the social campaign of Safe Fleet, the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles. UAB Coordinators and teams from divisions of Safe Fleet in Canada and the US were active in outreach for the Grant Program.

“We are encouraged by the in-depth planning and programming proposed by grant applicants,” says John R. Knox, President and CEO of Safe Fleet. “It is a testament to the commitment of educators and administrators to help youth navigate the potential dangers of bullying, and empower them to succeed at school and in their communities.”

Grant winners’ proposals included strategies to understand what bullying is and how to handle it from the point of view of the bully, the bullied, or the bystander; programs that teach SEL skills (social and emotional learning); school-wide awareness events; art and poetry contests; and transportation departments requesting school bus equipment and training on bullying for bus drivers. The proposals were diverse and well-written with the safety and well-being of students as the clear priority.

2017 United Against Bullying Grant Winners

Banning Unified SD, California

Barren County SD 21, Kentucky

Beekman Charter School, Louisiana

Benjamin Cosor Elementary School, Fallsburg Central SD, New York

Blenheim Bus Lines, Ontario

Cahokia Unit SD 187, Illinois

Carlinville Community Unit School District #1, Illinois

Chadwick R-1 SD, Missouri

Charlotte Mecklenburg County SD, North Carolina

Cottage Grove Middle School, South Washington County Schools, Minnesota

Fordland R-III SD, Missouri

Green Forest SD, Arkansas

Helen Keller Junior High School, Schaumburg SD 54, Illinois

High Mount SD 116, Illinois

Highland Central SD, New York

International Bullying Prevention Association, Michigan

Midway R-1 SD, Missouri

Moreland Arts & Health Sciences Magnet School, Minnesota

PeaceMaker Minnesota, Minnesota

Rachel’s Challenge, Colorado

Reach Child and Youth Development Society, British Columbia

Sit With Us, Inc., California

Smithtown High School East, Smithtown Central SD, New York

St. Louis Public SD, Missouri

Stand Strong USA Inc., DBA Be Strong, Florida

Stevens Point Area SD, Wisconsin

Tackan Elementary School, Smithtown Central SD, New York

Tarkio R-I SD, Missouri

Uvalde Consolidated Independent SD, Texas

Vallo Transportation Ltd., New York

Washington Middle School, SD of Washington, Missouri

Wayne County SD, North Carolina

Worthington City Schools, Ohio

Wynford Elementary School, Wynford Local Schools, Ohio

Zadok Casey Middle School, Illinois

Awards and certificates will be mailed in May. Congratulations and thank you to all of the winners and to everyone who has conversations with young people on kindness and bullying.

About Safe Fleet

Headquartered in Belton, MO, Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands that provide safety solutions to fleet vehicle manufacturers and operators around the world.  These brands serve several major markets including: Bus, Rail and RV, Truck and Trailer, Work Truck, Emergency, Waste, and Industrial and Military.  With over 1,100 employees and 10 manufacturing locations, Safe Fleet targets markets with increasing demand for operator, passenger, and pedestrian safety. For more information about Safe Fleet and our portfolio of brands please visit www.safefleet.net.

 

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For more information about this release, please contact:

Teresa Lynne
United Against Bullying Program Coordinator
teresa.lynne@seon.com
1.877.630.7366

unitedagainstbullying.net