Safe Fleet Announces 2019 Anti-bullying Grant Winners

$50,000 Will Be Awarded to Increase Safety and Decrease Bullying

BELTON, MO (June 11, 2019) – Safe Fleet is excited to announce the winners of the 2019 United to End Bullying Grant program.  Forty-seven school districts and community organizations in the US and Canada that presented the best strategies to stop bullying were selected to receive grant funding this year totalling $50,000.

The annual United to End Bullying (UEB) grant program was created in 2015 to fund grassroots anti-bullying efforts in local communities. “Safety is part of everything we do,” says John R. Knox, Chairman and CEO of Safe Fleet. “This grant program is an important part of our commitment to safety in our communities, enabling local organizations to inspire kindness and equip children and adults with the knowledge and tools to end bullying.”

“We received so many deserving grant applications this year”, said Lisa Radesco, UEB Coordinator for Safe Fleet’s Nesconset, NY location. “It was really tough to select the list of winners.”

Each grant winner will be contacted over the next several weeks with details on the amount of funding granted and how to collect their award. To find out more about Safe Fleet’s United to End Bullying program visit www.unitedtoendbullying.com.

2019 United to End Bullying Grant Winners:

Anglophone School District West, Fredericton, NB

Azalea Blossom, Inc., Brooklyn, NY

BC Epilepsy Society, Vancouver, BC

Blenheim Bus Lines, Blenheim, ON

Boulder Valley School District, Boulder, CO

Broward County School District Student Services, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Buffalo Creek Elementary, Spring Branch ISD, Houston, TX

Burke County Public Schools, Waynesboro, GA

Cahokia Unit School District 187, Cahokia, IL

Chavez Huerta K-12 Preparatory Academy, Pueblo, CO

Children, Inc., Covington, KY

Community Treatment Inc., Festus, MO

District 191, Burnsville, MN

Ella’s Way, Inc, North Andover, MA

Five Star Life, Elkhart, IN

Flowing Wells Unified School District #3, Tucson, AZ

Fly by Nature Foundation, Fort Washington, MD

FREE2LUV, Seattle, WA

Guilford County Schools (Mental Health Support Services of NC), Greensboro, NC

Hampton Park Elementary School, School District #43, Coquitlam, BC

Hindu American Foundation, Washington, DC

Hult Center for Healthy Living, Peoria, IL

Humboldt Public School, Humboldt, SK

International Bullying Prevention Association, Troy, MI

Lincoln Park Middle School, ISD 709, Duluth, MN

Magnolia School District, Anaheim, CA

Moreland Elementary (ISD 197), West St. Paul, MN

Mount Gallant Elementary School, Rock Hill, SC

Museo de Las Americas, Denver, CO

Newport Public Schools, Newport, RI

PeaceMaker Minnesota, Roseville, MN

Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy, Martinez, CA

Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation, Riverside, CA

Sacramento City Unified School District, Sacramento, CA

Sheltered Reality Inc., West Liberty, IA

South Bend Community School Corporation, South Bend, IN

South Washington Schools, Cottage Grove, MN

Southeast Cornerstone Public School Division, Estevan, SK

Spark Theatre Company, Elyria, ON

St. John’s Lutheran School, Winston-Salem, NC

The Art of Imagination, Kansas City, MO

ThinkGive Inc., Concord, MA

Waconia Public Schools, Waconia, MN

Washington County School District, Springfield, KY

Wayne County Public Schools, Goldsboro, NC

West St. Paul Police Dept., West St. Paul, MN

YWCA Boulder County, Boulder, CO

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, Fire, EMS, Industrial, Construction, Agriculture, Waste/Recycling and Military. With over 1,600 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 our portfolio of brands please visit www.safefleet.net.

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For more information about this release, please contact:

Lori Jetha
VP, Marketing
ljetha@safefleet.net
1.877.630.7366

Safe Fleet Uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Improve Safety Outside the Bus with Launch of Intelligent Perimeter Safety Solutions

Predictive Stop Arm™ and Right-Hand Danger Zone solutions provide a proactive approach to reducing school bus related injuries and fatalities.

  • Demo on June 9th at STN EXPO Conference & Trade Show 2019
  • Intelligent Perimeter Safety Solutions help warn students when stop arm violations are likely to occur, enhance overall student safety outside the bus, improve blind spot visibility and reduce driver distraction
  • Product trials taking place in school districts across the United States and Canada

BELTON, Missouri – June 6th, 2019 (7:00 AM ET) – Safe Fleet, a leading global provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles, announces the launch of its Intelligent Perimeter Safety Solutions that include its patents-pending Predictive Stop Arm™ and its Right-Hand Danger Zone protection system —  two innovative solutions that use predictive analytics, advanced sensors and radar technology to increase safety where students are most at risk: outside the bus.

To date, the transportation industry has focused only on limited, reactive solutions that address recording oncoming driver behavior, instead of proactive measures which directly reduce risk to students, helping them avoid accidents before they happen. Safe Fleet’s proprietary Predictive Stop Arm uses radar technology to monitor oncoming vehicle traffic for probable stop arm violations and through the use of AI and predictive analytics, proactively notifies both the bus driver and students of potential danger through audible and visual warnings. If risk is detected, students are alerted not to cross the street.

Safe Fleet’s Right-Hand Danger Zone protection system detects students and their movements within a definable, statistically high-risk area outside the bus. It displays visual warnings to alert the operator when risk is present, helping to reduce injury to students at the bus door and wheel well.

Safe Fleet will debut its Intelligent Perimeter Safety Solutions for the first time in public in an Illegal Passing & Bus Perimeter Safety Demonstration at this year’s STN Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana. The demonstration for conference attendees will take place at Victory Field on June 9th from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM ET.

John R. Knox, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Safe Fleet, stated, “In today’s complex world, school districts need a strategic partner to bring an intelligent perspective to safety. We are pleased to be the first and only provider of proactive solutions in the school transportation industry that use artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to drive safety forward. Our patents-pending Intelligent Perimeter Safety Solutions turn the Danger Zone into a Safety Zone.”

Safe Fleet’s Intelligent Perimeter Safety Solutions enhance student safety and reduce driver blind spots and distraction. The Predictive Stop Arm and Right-Hand Danger Zone protection systems improve safety outside the bus, increase driver performance and optimize fleet operations management. Pilot trials are currently taking place in school districts across the United States and Canada.

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, Fire, EMS, Industrial, Construction, Agriculture, Waste/Recycling and Military. With over 1,600 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.

For further information, please contact:

Irene Lo
Magnolia Communications
irene@magnoliamc.com
604.306.1015

Safe Fleet Appoints Mike Schulte as President

Belton, MO (March 5, 2019) – Safe Fleet, a leading supplier of fleet safety solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Schulte to the Executive Team in the role of President, effective today.

“As Safe Fleet grows it is necessary to evolve our organizational structure to support the successful execution of our strategic initiatives,” says John Knox, Safe Fleet Chairman, and CEO. “I am pleased to welcome Mike to the Executive team in this new role.”

Mike has a strong track record of growth-focused executive leadership at leading Fortune 500 brands such as General Motors and Danaher, most recently serving as the Group President of the Mechanical Products and Solutions division at Atkore International.

“It’s a privilege to join Safe Fleet during their exciting high-growth phase,” adds Mike. “I look forward to leading the continued growth and success of Safe Fleet’s thriving business units.”

Safe Fleet Solidifies Law Enforcement Position with L3 Mobile-Vision Acquisition

February 5, 2019 – Safe Fleet, a leading global provider of safety and productivity solutions for fleet vehicles, is pleased to announce it has acquired L3 Mobile-Vision Inc. (“MOBILE-VISION”) from L3 Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: LLL).

MOBILE-VISION has been a leading supplier of in-car video solutions and body-worn cameras for law enforcement since 1987.  Over 1,000 state and local law enforcement agencies use MOBILE-VISION’s in-car video and digital evidence management software to improve public trust and officer safety.

“MOBILE-VISION’s diverse and broad customer base increases Safe Fleet’s presence in law enforcement and enhances Safe Fleet’s ability to provide comprehensive solutions to meet our customers’ requirements,” stated Mark Griffin, Vice President, Safe Fleet Law Enforcement.  “This acquisition further solidifies Safe Fleet’s commitment to becoming the leading supplier of video and evidence management solutions to law enforcement agencies by providing them with the most advanced technologies, products, and services available.”

With the October 2017 acquisition of COBAN Technologies, Inc. Safe Fleet established itself as the only video provider capable of providing a common integrated video platform to all first responder departments as well as all municipal fleets.  “MOBILE-VISION furthers Safe Fleet’s commitment to its customers in building out a portfolio of best-in-breed smart solutions serving as an integrated safety platform for fleets of every type,” stated John R. Knox, Chairman, President & CEO of Safe Fleet.

Safe Fleet is a portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital Partners.

Financial terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

About MOBILE-VISION

MOBILE-VISION is a leading provider of equipment and systems for law enforcement agencies to capture, manage and communicate critical information in a safe and secure manner.  Since 1987, MOBILE-VISION has been a one-stop shop for customers including in-car video, digital evidentiary video management systems, body-worn cameras, ruggedized mobile data computers, and license plate readers.  MOBILE-VISION maintains a robust intellectual property portfolio including six domestic patents, five international patents, and several pending applications.   For more information about MOBILE-VISION please visit www.mobile-vision.com.

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, Fire, EMS, Industrial, Construction, Agriculture, Waste/Recycling and Military. With over 1,600 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 Oak Hill Capital Partners

Oak Hill is a private equity firm managing funds with ~$15 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 92 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.

United to End Bullying Grant Program Opens

Safe Fleet offers $50,000 in funding to support bullying prevention and kindness initiatives for students

BELTON, MO (January 31, 2019) – Safe Fleet‘s 2019 United to End Bullying (UEB) Grant Program is open for applications on Friday, February 1st until Sunday, March 31st, 2019. School communities, transportation teams, and non-profits offering bullying prevention education, social-emotional learning, and kindness initiatives to students K-12 in Canada and the US are eligible to apply.

A total of $50,000 will be divided between the best entries, judged by a UEB Committee from twelve Safe Fleet brands across North America who actively participate in the UEB program. They raise awareness for bullying prevention through events such as the upcoming Pink Shirt Day on February 27, and reach out to schools and communities to start new conversations on bullying prevention and kindness.

United to End Bullying is Safe Fleet’s bullying prevention program. Safe Fleet is the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles, with a vision to keep communities safe.

This year student leadership teams, with a teacher or counselor, are encouraged to apply for a UEB Grant. “Success rates increase when schools involve students in the brainstorming and planning of a bullying prevention or kindness initiative,” said John R. Knox, Chairman, President, and CEO of Safe Fleet.Student-led learning empowers students as leaders, increases participation, and engages peers with amplified cooperation and interest.”

The judging criteria, a list of previous grant winners’ programs, and stories of the impact these grants have made for everyone involved can be found in blog articles on UEB’s web site. To learn more about the UEB Grant Program, go to unitedtoendbullying.com/grant.

 

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