BELTON, Mo. — Safe Fleet has acquired Rear View Safety, a provider of backup camera systems and video-based road safety solutions.

According to Safe Fleet, Rear View Safety has been instrumental in driving the rapid adoption of video systems in commercial fleets.

Since 2007, Rear View Safety's backup camera systems have been installed on thousands of school buses across the country, according to the supplier's website.

“This acquisition supports our vision to build the leading global provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles,” said John R. Knox, president and CEO of Safe Fleet. “The RVS [Rear View Safety] product line is complementary to Safe Fleet’s existing video products and positions Safe Fleet as a leading video supplier in all of its fleet end markets.”

Rear View Safety’s headquarters and operations will remain in Brooklyn, New York, and Joseph Schechter will continue to lead the business as vice president.

“Customers will continue to interact with their existing RVS contacts and locations,” Schechter said. “We’re very excited about joining the Safe Fleet family and working together to provide comprehensive solutions for the safety and security needs of the fleets worldwide.”

The Rear View Safety acquisition is the sixth for Safe Fleet, which was formed in September 2013 when ROM Corp. and SMI Corp. merged.

The Safe Fleet fold also includes such school bus industry suppliers as Specialty Manufacturing, Seon, and Transpec.

Financial terms of the Rear View Safety purchase were not disclosed.

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Thomas McMahon

Thomas McMahon

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Thomas had covered the pupil transportation industry with School Bus Fleet since 2002. When he's not writing articles about yellow buses, he enjoys running long distances and making a joyful noise with his guitar.

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