5 Ways to Optimize Pedestrian Safety: Waste Advantage Magazine

The September issue of Waste Advantage magazine includes an article how technology can be used to prevent accidents and improve pedestrian safety around waste management vehicles. This article features technology available from a number of Safe Fleet brands, including Fleetmind, Rear View Safety, Seon, and Specialty manufacturing.Technology showcased to make streets safer for pedestrians includes smart displays and safety dashboards, backup cameras and around vehicle monitoring systems, strobe lights, and vehicle sensor systems.

The article also lists five main strategies to improve safety:

  • Eliminate vehicle blind spots
  • Ensure visibility around the vehicle
  • Keep trucks in good working order
  • Use technology to encourage driver safety
  • Maximize pedestrian alerts

Click here to view the entire article and learn more.



Safe Fleet School Bus Safety Solutions For a Safer Ride

Safe Fleet brands keep students safe and secure on the bus and at the bus stop.  See how we help protect students, prevent accidents, and deliver real-time fleet information to transportation teams to help them make better decisions, faster.

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


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.

FleetMind/McNeilus Discuss Fleet Management Technologies at Waste Expo 2017

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McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, and FleetMind, a Safe Fleet brand, will offer a presentation on fleet management technologies during Waste Expo 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Bryan Dodds, director of aftermarket product development at McNeilus, will co-present with Don Diego Padilla, vice-president of FleetMind, McNeilus’ development partner in the creation of its Street Smart Vision™ solution for refuse vehicles. The deep-dive discussion will offer insight into managing a fleet in the most productive and efficient way possible.

In addition, Dodds and Padilla will discuss how new technologies, including connected Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, will benefit the industry. That vision includes advanced communications that enable fleet owners and managers to better supervise their drivers, protect their company from liability and enable optimal performance from drivers.

“Our SSV10 is the first system in the industry to combine the capabilities companies need to leap into the future,” Dodds said. “In addition to combining fleet safety, route management and maintenance, it also provides customers with a single point of support contact for the software, hardware, and truck.”

“Best of all, it’s virtually free, in that early adopters are finding that their costs for the new technology are usually offset by a reduction in insurance premiums,” added Dodds. “Some owners are utilizing the system as a competitive advantage, to make their fleets more efficient and reduce their costs. That’s winning them more contracts.”

“In this new era of connected ‘smart’ fleets, it made so much sense for FleetMind and McNeilus to join forces to create SSV10 – a complete and fully-integrated smart truck with fleet management software and systems pre-installed,” said FleetMind’s Padilla. “Making it easier, more user-friendly and technologically seamless to operate a smart fleet is now the next logical leap forward for waste management organizations”

The SSV10, powered by FleetMind, provides optimized routing, reduces maintenance costs and fuel consumption and interfaces with third-party dispatch, billing, maintenance and other applications. McNeilus will install, service and support the system through its network of service center locations across North America. Additionally, the SSV10 vision system combines a broader view for drivers when monitoring their surroundings, also empowering managers to track and correct driver behavior.

Presentation Information:

Title:  Fleet Management

When: Monday, May 8, 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Room: 356

Session Number: DDD-M3

Track: Deep Dive Discussions

To learn more about Street Smart Vision, stop by booth #2235 at Waste Expo 2017 or visit www.mcneiluscompanies.com.

Photo Caption: McNeilus’ Street Smart Vision SSV10 is the first system in the industry to combine all the capabilities companies need to leap into the future: driver safety, route management and maintenance.

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About FleetMind
FleetMind Solutions, Inc. is the award-winning technology leader for fleet management solutions. FleetMind’s technology is derived from over 15 years and millions of dollars invested in developing the industry’s best and most advanced fleet solutions specifically designed for waste and recycling environments. FleetMind solutions have been successfully installed in thousands of vehicles across North America. Our products have allowed the industry’s largest waste and recycling fleets to link their drivers and vehicles to business operations in real-time to ensure improved productivity, safety, sustainability, profitability and customer service. For more information, visit us at www.FleetMind.com.

About McNeilus

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, is an industry leading manufacturer of refuse truck bodies and concrete mixers. McNeilus produces a complete line of rear load, front load, and automated side load units to augment any refuse collection fleet. Each product line offers multiple models to fit your specific needs. The McNeilus mixer has long been the industry standard when it comes to transporting concrete to the job site. McNeilus, along with sister companies CON-E-CO, London and IMT, provide the industry with the finest concrete mixers, batch plants and service trucks to enhance your operation. Through its CNG Systems and Service program, McNeilus installs, services and supports compressed natural gas (CNG) solutions for heavy duty fleets of all types. All supported by a comprehensive, factory direct sales and service network equipped with replacement parts to bring new life to your entire fleet. For more information, go to www.mcneiluscompanies.com.

About Oshkosh Corporation

Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation is 100 years strong and continues to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh brings together a unique set of integrated capabilities and diverse end markets that, when combined with the Company’s MOVE strategy and positive long-term outlook, illustrate why Oshkosh is a different integrated global industrial.  The Company is a leader in designing, manufacturing and servicing a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®.

Today, Oshkosh Corporation is a Fortune 500 Company with manufacturing operations on four continents. Its products are recognized around the world for quality, durability and innovation, and can be found in more than 150 countries around the globe.  As a different integrated global industrial, Oshkosh is committed to making a difference for team members, customers, shareholders, communities and the environment. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.