Contests Inspire Kindness

Contests Encouraged 2,878+ Conversations on Kindness to Help End the Bullying Crisis

Safe Fleet Believes Every Action That Inspires Kindness Keeps Students Safe

BELTON, MO (January 10, 2019) – Safe Fleet is pleased to announce the winners of its United to End Bullying Program’s 2018 Be Kind Coloring and Poster Contest. Eleven prizes will be awarded to winning artists along with grants for kindness or bullying prevention initiatives at their schools.

Parents and educators submitted 2,878 entries from across North America, with many teachers saying they held contests in their schools and only submitted the winners. That means many more conversations about bullying and compassion were inspired with ongoing positive ripple effects. Thank you to everyone who submitted entries on behalf of the students.

Congratulations to the winners:

K-1 Coloring Contest: Winner – Anna, Ocean Acres Elementary School, NJ

Runner-up: Olivia, Lake Harriet Community School – Lower Campus, MN

Grades 2-3 Coloring Contest: Winner – Melanie, Chicod Elementary School, NC

Runner-up: Smith, Cooper’s Crossing School, AB

Grades 4-5 Coloring Contest: Winner – Amber, Lake Harriet Community School – Upper Campus, MN

Runner-up: Lola, Arcola School, SK

Grades 6-7 Poster Contest: Winner – Riley, Annie B. Jamieson Elementary School, BC

Runner-up: Hayden, Sparwood Secondary School, BC

Grades 8-9 Poster Contest: Winner – Rubi, Lompoc Valley Middle School, CA

Runner-up: Elda, Lompoc Valley Middle School, CA

Grades 10+ Poster Contest: Winner – Malisa, Kapolei High School, HI

Bullying affects nearly one in three students across Canada and the US, and youth suicide rates continue to rise. Now, more than ever, bullying prevention is as important as teaching the ABCs. “Providing students with the education and support to be resilient and put an end to bullying are essential in today’s schools,” said Bob Parks, Safe Fleet’s VP of Human Resources and UEB Executive Sponsor. “Teaching students that when a peer speaks up for a classmate being bullied, the bullying stops within 10 seconds 57% of the time, is a strong defence for abusive behavior.”

Safe Fleet is the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles, with a vision to keep communities safe. Safe Fleet’s family of brands and its United to End Bullying program’s contests, upcoming annual grant program, and web site support schools, families, and organizations to create safe and respectful environments. To learn more and unite to work together to end bullying, subscribe to The Ripple Effects e-newsletter at unitedtoendbullying/subscribe.

 

About Safe Fleet

Headquartered in Belton, MO, Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands that provide safety and productivity solutions to fleet vehicle manufacturers and operators around the world. These brands serve several major markets including: Bus, Rail, RV, Truck & Trailer, Work Truck, Law Enforcement, Emergency, Waste, Industrial, and Military. With over 1,500 employees and 14 manufacturing locations, Safe Fleet targets markets with increasing demand for operator, passenger, and pedestrian safety. For more information about Safe Fleet and its portfolio of brands, please visit www.safefleet.net. Safe Fleet is a portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital Partners.

 

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For more information about this release, please contact:

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

unitedtoendbullying.com

Safe Fleet Forms Commercial Vehicle Division

Bonham to lead strategically aligned Truck & Trailer and Work Truck business units

Belton, MO (December 10, 2018) – Safe Fleet is pleased to announce the combination of two important business units, Truck & Trailer and Work Truck, into a unified Commercial Vehicle (CV) division. Effective immediately, Wm. Craig Bonham, former Vice President of Work Truck, is promoted to Vice President of Commercial Vehicle and will lead the new division. Under Bonham’s leadership, the business resources and goals of both units are strategically aligned to deliver a best-in-class customer experience to the commercial vehicle fleet market with integrated fleet safety solutions.

The new division strategically positions Safe Fleet to seamlessly service Class 2 through 8 fleet vehicles with products from its entire portfolio of industry-leading fleet safety brands such as American Van, Prime Design, ROM, Randall, and Bustin. Fleets of all shapes and sizes, including mixed vehicle fleets and those pursuing “Last Mile” opportunities can depend on Safe Fleet’s Commercial Vehicle Division to support their fleet safety needs.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to lead a dedicated group of industry safety experts in better serving the needs of Commercial Vehicle fleets, today and into the future,” adds Bonham.  “We look forward to being a true Fleet Safety advisor for the Commercial Vehicle market.”

Bonham joined Safe Fleet in 2017 from Reading Truck body and is an industry veteran in commercial truck and van equipment.

Bob Shupp, Senior Vice President of Operations, Supply Chain & Strategic Initiatives, has served as the interim business unit Vice President for Truck & Trailer since April 2018. Shupp will return immediately in full capacity to his Operations, Supply Chain, and Strategic Initiative duties for Safe Fleet.

Safe Fleet Acquires Roll-Rite

Belton, MO – November 30, 2018 – Safe Fleet, a leading global provider of safety and productivity solutions for fleet vehicles, is pleased to announce it has acquired the Roll-Rite group of companies.

Roll-Rite is an industry-leading provider of innovative OEM and aftermarket safety products that protect cargo, reduce risks to drivers and roadways, and improve fleet efficiencies. Under the Roll-Rite and Pulltarps brands, Roll-Rite manufactures a complete line of application-specific automated and semi-automated tarping systems, motors, controls, and tarps for open body dump trucks, open top trailers and detachable containers. It is estimated that there are more than 150,000 trucks and trailers on the road today equipped with a Roll-Rite or Pulltarps branded system.

“Safe Fleet is thrilled to add Roll-Rite into the Safe Fleet family. It is an industry-leading, high-quality brand servicing a variety of industries,” said John R. Knox, Chairman, President, & CEO, Safe Fleet. “Our products and technologies are highly complementary and our mutual focus on being the premier provider of safety-oriented products to fleet vehicles is a perfect fit. Additionally, both Roll-Rite and Safe Fleet are committed to establishing a national footprint of product install and aftermarket service locations to better serve all our customers. With the addition of Roll-Rite’s Service & Install Centers in Henderson, CO, Council Bluffs, IA, and Torrington, CT, Safe Fleet now has six field locations across the US.”

“Joining Safe Fleet validates Roll-Rite’s intent to maintain our leadership position in designing and manufacturing state-of-the-art automated tarp systems for the global heavy-duty trucking market while also providing a catalyst for growth we could not achieve on our own,” said Brad Templeman, President, Roll-Rite. “We are very excited to be aligned with Safe Fleet in providing the highest quality, most-advanced safety solutions to fleet vehicles.” Current management of Roll-Rite will continue with the business going forward and operate as a separate Roll-Rite entity within Safe Fleet.

“The addition of Roll-Rite is yet another important step in Safe Fleet’s journey in building the leading safety company for fleet vehicles across a variety of end-markets with leading brands and products,” stated John Knox. “Roll-Rite greatly expands our capabilities in serving customers in the construction, agriculture and recycling markets.”

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About Safe Fleet

Headquartered in Belton, MO, Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands that provide safety and productivity solutions to fleet vehicle manufacturers and operators around the world. These brands serve several major markets including Bus, Rail, RV, Truck & Trailer, Work Truck, Law Enforcement, Emergency, Waste, Industrial, and Military. With over 1,500 employees and 14 manufacturing locations, Safe Fleet targets markets with increasing demand for operator, passenger, and pedestrian safety. For more information about Safe Fleet and its portfolio of brands, please visit www.safefleet.net. Safe Fleet is a portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital Partners.

About Roll-Rite

Headquartered in Gladwin, MI, Roll·Rite® designs and manufactures application-specific automated and semi-automated tarping systems, motors, controls and tarps for open body dump trucks, open-top trailer and detachable containers serving the Construction, Agriculture, Waste and Recycling markets. With the recent additions of Automatic Load Covering and Pulltarps manufacturing acquisitions, Roll-Rite has one of the most complete product portfolios available to customers. Roll-Rite systems quickly and reliably contain and protect payloads, create a safer working environment for drivers, and maximize your return-on-investment by increasing revenues and reducing the cost of ownership. For more information, please visit www.rollrite.com.

About Oak Hill Capital Partners

Oak Hill is a private equity firm managing funds with more than $12 billion of initial capital commitments and co-investments since inception from leading global endowments and foundations, public and corporate pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, financial institutions, consultants, and family offices. Over the past 30+ years, the professionals at Oak Hill and its predecessors have invested in 90 private equity transactions across broad segments of the U.S. and global economies. Oak Hill applies an industry-focused, theme-based approach to investing in the following sectors: Consumer, Retail & Distribution; Industrials; Media & Communications; and Services. Oak Hill works actively in partnership with management to implement strategic and operational initiatives to create franchise value. For more information, please visit www.oakhillcapital.com.

Randall Warehouse Launches New Website and Market Approach

Randall Warehouse, a division of Randall Manufacturing, a Safe Fleet Brand, is proud to introduce its newly designed website, www.randallwarehouse.com.  This overhaul represents more than a new look; it is a new focused market approach. The focus is on InsulWall® – the industry’s only GREEN, thermal, flexible, modular warehouse wall constructed with recycled insulation.

For over two decades, InsulWall has been an industry staple in the flexible, thermal warehouse wall world.  InsulWall allows for the creation of temperature and humidity controlled spaces without permanently impacting the building’s infrastructure.  InsulWall is installed in a matter of days and provides the modularity and flexibility to expand and contract as space demands require.  Used in a variety of industries and applications – from manufacturing to cold storage to 3PL warehouses- InsulWall is custom designed to each client’s business needs and building infrastructure.

“Our recalibration of the Randall Warehouse product offering (focusing exclusively on InsulWall) allows us to meet customer needs quickly and offer state-of-the-art products and service,” said Chuck Carey, vice president of sales at Randall Warehouse. “InsulWall is a unique product that serves a variety of industries looking for the flexibility to create temperature controlled warehouse areas quickly and economically.”

To view the new website go to www.randallwarehouse.com.

 

City Line Foodservice Improves Safety And Compliance With Safe Fleet Truck And Trailer’s One For Fleets Program

ELMHURST, IL – JUNE 29, 2018 – City Line Foodservice, New England’s leading independent, full-service food distributor, has partnered with Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer to outfit its latest fleet of straight trucks with Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer’s full complement of products – temperature control, access, and backup cameras.

Challenges facing foodservice delivery organizations such as City Line Foodservice, include: 1) FSMA compliance (keeping food at the right temperature while in transit); 2) keeping drivers safe while delivering product; and 3) preventing and reducing backup accidents.

City Line has more than 40 trucks a day on the road, six days a week, and an inventory of over 12,000 SKUs. Their customers are counting on timely and efficient delivery of product at proper temperatures. Drivers are counting on equipment that provides them with the confidence to do their jobs faster, better, and safer. City Line is keeping life on the road and their drivers safe with accident prevention technology like backup cameras. The Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer product portfolio of temperature control, access, and backup cameras, coupled with an experienced sales team, enables City Line to meet FSMA compliance and safety standards from one partner.

“Having one point of contact for our delivery needs in and out of the truck– temperature control, access, and now backup cameras – was paramount in our decision to work with Safe Fleet Truck and Trailer,” said Steve Dizinno, Director of Operations at City Line. “Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer offers the most comprehensive line of products for my fleet with a sales person, Kyle Allen, who knows our business very well. This makes my job easier and more efficient.”

“The objective of our ONE for Fleets solution for organizations like City Line is to deliver a premium solution- in and out of the truck or trailer. This helps our customers achieve the highest level of compliance and safety from one point of contact who knows their business,” says Chuck Carey, Vice President of Sales of Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer. “Our partnership with City Line is a game changer – by significantly boosting City Line’s safety and compliance initiatives.”

Watch the City Line story here.

About Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer
Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer, a division of Safe Fleet, a leading manufacturer of temperature control, access, and video & 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 & video solutions. Our nationwide sales team provides personal service and unmatched industry knowledge 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 solution to fleet vehicle manufacturers and operators around the world. These brands serve 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.
www.safefleet.net