Safe Fleet acquires Roll-Rite

Safe Fleet acquires Roll-Rite

The Missouri-based company has acquired the Roll-Rite group of companies.

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December 3, 2018
Edited by Theresa Cottom

Safe Fleet, a Belton, Missouri-based provider of safety and productivity solutions for fleet vehicles, has announced it has acquired the Roll-Rite group of companies based in Gladwin, Michigan.

Roll-Rite provides original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and aftermarket safety products that protect cargo, reduce risks to drivers and roadways and improve fleet efficiencies. Under the Roll-Rite and Pulltarps brands, Roll-Rite manufactures a complete line of application-specific automated and semiautomated tarping systems, motors, controls and tarps for open body dump trucks, open top trailers and detachable containers. It is estimated that there are more than 150,000 trucks and trailers on the road today equipped with a Roll-Rite or Pulltarps branded system.

“Safe Fleet is thrilled to add Roll-Rite into the Safe Fleet family. It is an industry-leading, high-quality brand servicing a variety of industries,” says John R. Knox, the chairman, president and CEO of Safe Fleet. “Our products and technologies are highly complementary and our mutual focus on being the premier provider of safety-oriented products to fleet vehicles is a perfect fit. Additionally, both Roll-Rite and Safe Fleet are committed to establishing a national footprint of product install and aftermarket service locations to better serve all our customers. With the addition of Roll-Rite’s Service & Install Centers in Henderson, Colorado, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Torrington, Connecticut, Safe Fleet now has six field locations across the U.S.”

“Joining Safe Fleet validates Roll-Rite’s intent to maintain our leadership position in designing and manufacturing state-of-the-art automated tarp systems for the global heavy-duty trucking market while also providing a catalyst for growth we could not achieve on our own,” says Brad Templeman, the president of Roll-Rite. “We are very excited to be aligned with Safe Fleet in providing the highest quality, most-advanced safety solutions to fleet vehicles.”

Safe Fleet says current management of Roll-Rite will continue with the business going forward and operate as a separate Roll-Rite entity within Safe Fleet.

“The addition of Roll-Rite is yet another important step in Safe Fleet’s journey in building the leading safety company for fleet vehicles across a variety of end-markets with leading brands and products,” Knox says. “Roll-Rite greatly expands our capabilities in serving customers in the construction, agriculture and recycling markets.”