Rand McNally has acquired Safety Direct. - Photo: Rand McNally/Canva

Rand McNally has acquired Safety Direct.

Photo: Rand McNally/Canva

Rand McNally, owned since 2020 by Teleo Capital, has now completed its acquisition of Safety Direct and will be combining the fleet management organizations as part of its commitment to providing solutions for companies of all sizes and across multiple verticals. 

Tapping Technology for Driver Safety

Safety Direct's technology has been proven effective by some of the world's largest trucking companies and is pre-installed by several leading truck manufacturers, Rand McNally said. This will enable Rand McNally to expand its existing Connected Vehicle Platform and accelerate its focus on driver safety, creating a comprehensive platform built around and focused on driver safety.

“We’ve made driver safety our touchstone, not only because experienced drivers are the most valuable asset to every fleet, but also because getting safety right inherently means effectively addressing all the other issues that impact successful operations,” said Kevin Hatch, operating partner at Teleo. “Safety Direct emerged as a perfect partner, with a proven track record of developing innovative, complementary solutions that enhance fleet efficiency, driver safety, and overall operational effectiveness.”

Expanding Offerings to Trucking Industry and Fleets

The combined expertise of Rand McNally and Safety Direct will result in an expanded catalog of offerings that cater to the diverse needs of the trucking industry and other companies that own or operate vehicle fleets. Rand McNally said the acquisition will enable it to deliver enhanced innovations in:

Adding More Connected Vehicle Technologies for Fleets

Rand McNally said Safety Direct's team of engineers, developers, and industry experts will join forces with its existing team to drive innovation and accelerate the development of next-generation connected vehicle technologies. The collaboration will not only benefit existing customers but will also open new opportunities for growth and expansion in emerging markets, the company said.

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