Safe Fleet
AMFS joins Safe Fleet

Safe Fleet acquires AMFS

March 17, 2020
Company says addition of in-field installation specialist boosts its commercial vehicle fleet upfit capabilities

Safe Fleet recently expanded its fleet upfit capabilities for the commercial vehicle market by acquiring American Midwest Fleet Solutions (AMFS).

AMFS is a provider of in-field installation and service of safety, security, navigation, tracking and communications products, as well as ladder racks and other specialty, custom truck equipment and electronics, for commercial vehicle fleets.

The company has been providing its SMARTFIT field-upfitting solutions to customers for more than 25 years. Its long-standing relationship with 30-plus strategic installation partners and 1,500 installation providers creates a network across the US and Canada, making it a go-to North American field upfitter for commercial fleets.

“AMFS has built strong working relationships with nearly every upfitter, ship-thru facility and leasing company in America,” says Mike Schulte, president of Safe Fleet. “Their full-service sales and installation expertise adds to Safe Fleet’s strong base and growing capacity for in-field fleet safety equipment service and installation.”

AMFS products and expertise complement Safe Fleet’s commercial vehicle video and safety solutions portfolio, Safe Fleet said. Their FlexGuard mesh partitions for light-duty fleet vehicles provide Safe Fleet the capability of offering interior storage solutions for a customer’s entire vehicle fleet when paired with Safe Fleet’s American Van branded line of commercial van and truck cargo containment products. AMFS video camera and fleet tracking service and installation expertise increase Safe Fleet’s ability to provide end-to-end safety and security upfitting, remote diagnostics, and preventative maintenance and monitoring services for the Commercial Vehicle market.

Safe Fleet maintained the acquisition will build on synergies already established between AMFS and Safe Fleet’s Rear View Safety brand for fleet video, tracking and vehicle safety sensor upfits and service on commercial vehicles. 

“We are extremely excited to join the Safe Fleet family,” said Teresa Miller, one of the founders of AMFS.  “Safe Fleet and AMFS share a mutual commitment to ensure commercial fleet operators are safe and productive. We are proud to be part of Safe Fleet’s journey to establishing a national footprint of product install and aftermarket service locations to better service all of our customers.”

AMFS’ founders, Dave and Teresa Miller, will remain with the business, joining Safe Fleet’s Commercial Vehicle Group.

“The addition of American Midwest Fleet Solutions is yet another important step in Safe Fleet becoming the leading Smart Safety Solutions company for fleet vehicles,” Schulte said. “AMFS greatly expands our ability to provide safety solution installation and service to any fleet customer regardless of their location across the USA and Canada.”