Safe Fleet, Belton, Mo., acquired FleetMind Solutions, Inc., a Canada-based provider of “smart truck” solutions, including onboard computing (OBC) systems that enable waste and recycling fleets to link their drivers and vehicles to business operations in real-time to ensure improved safety, productivity, sustainability and customer service.
FleetMind solutions provide real-time information to drivers and dispatchers about a truck’s load weight, route status, service completion, vehicular telemetry, driver activities and more. As a result, FleetMind-powered fleets enjoy optimized safety, total visibility into route progress, greater driver accountability, improved customer service and improved fuel efficiencies.
“We are excited to welcome FleetMind into the Safe Fleet family. This acquisition supports our vision to build the leading global provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles,” says John Knox, president and CEO of Safe Fleet. “The addition of FleetMind expands Safe Fleet’s growing position in fleet management software and hardware for specialty fleet vehicles. The FleetMind product line is complementary to Safe Fleet’s existing fleet management products and expands Safe Fleet’s presence in the waste and recycling market.”
FleetMind will maintain both operations out of its Montreal headquarters and its regional representation throughout North America. Co-owners, Martin Demers, chief executive officer, and Martin Lord, chief technology officer, will continue their leadership roles as vice presidents within the Safe Fleet organization.
“For over 15 years, FleetMind has built a strong brand for its leadership in fleet management solutions for the waste and recycling industry,” adds Demers. “By joining the Safe Fleet family, we gain a strong global partner who shares our vision of safer, greener and more productive fleets, and who brings access to new resources, technologies and markets toward accelerating our product and growth strategies. Most importantly, together with Safe Fleet, we will be better positioned to serve our customers with extended opportunities for our smart truck systems. We are excited to join a team that shares our commitment to innovation, and we look forward to working together to enhance fleet safety and performance for all fleets.”