EROAD applies industry-leading technology to driver safety

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineAugust 15, 2017

EROAD has responded to a customer survey that highlighted safety as a key challenge for businesses with a new set of safety tools.

The company‘s preventative driver safety suite promotes safe driving with real-time in-cab feedback based on New Zealand road network data and reporting on driver logins.

EROAD New Zealand general manager Tony Warwood said that last year‘s changes to health and safety obligations meant innovative technology played a bigger role than ever in supporting safer, more profitable fleets.

“Preventative safety tools are a huge time saver for fleets, because the fleet managers are freed up from continual monitoring, and that time saving goes straight to the bottom line,” Warwood said. “It‘s good for business, it‘s good for fleet managers and it‘s empowering for drivers because they are enabled to self-coach, and take action immediately to avoid speeding events. It‘s a win-win.”

Posted Speed coaches drivers with real-time feedback on EROAD‘s Ehubo2 colour screen, changing from green to amber to red, and sounding alerts if a driver exceeds the posted speed limit on a road.

Driver Login Monitor, which reports on driver login time and encourages driver accountability, can be used with all EROAD‘s driver identification features, including card reader, Electronic Logbook, Ehubo1 and Ehubo2.

Posted Speed and Driver Login Monitoring are offered as part of EROAD‘s new SafeDriver Plan. The third new feature on the plan, Fleet Utilisation Dashboard, helps fleets reduce costs by reporting on vehicle and asset use against company targets.