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    Truck of the Month“Here’s my 2011 Ford F-550 with a Chevron Renegade twin-line. It has a bunch of LED running lights as well as LED warning lights front and rear and cones to set up a safe scene. Additionally, it has plenty of rigging to recover even the heaviest vehicles from the toughest spots, dollies, a back up camera and tow bar adapters to make sure I can bring in even the worse wreck after I recover it.

    “Six pair of work lights light up even the darkest blizzard conditions and the tunnel box gives me room to carry all of my tools of the trade.”

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    Lakeview Garage Inc.

    Hammonton, NJ.

    Editor’s Note: Lakeview Garage was started in 1948 by Nick Perone Sr. and serves South Jersey’s towing, road service and repair needs from light to heavy vehicles. The company provides towing and road service for AAA, the law enforcement and private accounts in the Tri-State area.

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    JJThis is JJ, a 14-year old lab that has been on 24-hr tow call since he was six weeks old.

    In 2012 JJ was attacked by coyotes and lost a foot due to the injuries, but that has not slowed him down. He loves to go so much his owner made a brace for his leg so he could get around and still make the tow calls. He’s always ready to go on a good tow.

    Our repeat customers and local law enforcement always want to know if JJ is in the truck when we arrive on the scene. Best buddy ever.

    EP Motorsports & Towing

    Dover, Tenn.

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Safe Fleet Acquires FleetMind Solutions, Inc


Safe Fleet has announced the acquisition of FleetMind Solutions, Inc (FleetMind). Based in Montreal, Canada, FleetMind delivers the waste industry’s “smart truck” 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 have been successfully installed in thousands of refuse collection vehicles across North America, providing real-time information to drivers and dispatchers about a truck’s load-weight, route status, service completion, vehicular telemetry, driver activities and more for optimized safety, visibility into route progress, 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,” said John R. Knox, President & CEO of Safe Fleet. “The addition of FleetMind expands Safe Fleet’s growing position in fleet management software & 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 the operations out of its Montreal headquarters and its regional representation throughout North America. Co-owners, Martin Demers, CEO, and Martin Lord, CTO, will continue their leadership roles as Vice-Presidents within the Safe Fleet organization.

FleetMind is the company’s fourth acquisition in the video and telematics sector, an area of growth for Safe Fleet.

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