July 15, 2015
BELTON, MO (July 15, 2015) – Safe Fleet, the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles, and its subsidiaries launch a nationwide “United Against Bullying” program and web site: www.unitedagainstbullying.net. The program’s main goal is to support schools and communities in their efforts to stop bullying. Safe Fleet will offer tools, resources, and funding to support the best initiatives to prevent bullying and abusive behavior.
“As a company committed to providing safety solutions, we want to be proactive in addressing bullying”, says John R. Knox, President and CEO of Safe Fleet. “By engaging all our subsidiaries in the “United Against Bullying” program, we will offer expanded support to communities across North America in their efforts to create safe and respectful environments for children.”
Safe Fleet’s employees were inspired to unite for the cause by the “No Bullies on My Bus” campaign launched by Seon, a Safe Fleet brand, in 2013. Multiple school districts and transportation agencies took part in the Seon initiative, which helped spread awareness about bullying and sparked empowering conversations for young people. Witnessing the positive outcome of Seon’s campaign in participating communities, Safe Fleet and its subsidiaries decided to broaden the campaign and join the anti-bullying movement.
As part of the program, Safe Fleet will set in motion its “United Against Bullying” grant and an annual coloring contest. The grant will provide $25,000 for winning student transportation departments to implement or expand anti-bullying training programs. An additional $25,000 worth of school bus equipment (video cameras, stop arms, crossing arms, escape hatches) will be granted to school districts to increase student safety. Applications for each of the training and technology grants will be accepted from August 1st until October 31st, 2015.
Safe Fleet’s coloring contest will be open to students from all school districts in the US and Canada and held in two parts. In Part 1, from August 15th-September 15th, the children will be
drawing an outline on an anti-bullying topic. The winning outline will be then colored by the participants of Part 2 of the contest, held during National Bullying Prevention Month in October.
Detailed information about the grant and coloring contest are available on the official Safe Fleet campaign web site at www.unitedagainstbullying.net.
“Our employees are honored to contribute their time and resources to support anti-bullying initiatives in communities across North America,” explained Bob Parks, Vice President Human Resources at Safe Fleet. “United by this important mission, we can achieve lasting results in empowering young people and putting an end to bullying across the country.”
Headquartered in Belton, MO, Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands that provide safety solutions to fleet vehicle manufacturers and operators around the world. These brands serve five major markets including: emergency services, bus and rail, truck and trailer, utility, and industrial. With 1,000 employees, the Safe Fleet family of brands operates over 500,000 square feet of manufacturing space and targets markets with increasing demand for operator, passenger, and pedestrian safety. For more information about Safe Fleet please visit www.safefleet.net.
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Marketing Manager, Seon (a Safe Fleet Brand)