Fonterra inks deal with EROAD for 500+ tankers

In News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineFebruary 3, 2023

Fonterra has signed a five-year contract to install EROAD fleet management hardware across its fleet of more than 500 milk tankers.

The deal will see Fonterra make use of EROAD’s electronic RUC and in-vehicle driver monitoring hardware, as well as EROAD’s high-definition dual-facing dash cams, which can gather evidence that can help exonerate innocent drivers in the event of an incident.

“We’re incredibly excited to be partnering with such an iconic and important organisation here in New Zealand. Creating safer, more sustainable roads is at the very heart of what we do at EROAD, and it’s clear that Fonterra is equally committed to these goals,” said Mark Heine, EROAD’s chief executive officer,

Fonterra’s milk collection operation spans the entire country through its fleet of 500+ milk collection tankers and 1600+ tanker operators.

Malcolm Bailey, national transport transformation manager at Fonterra, said Fonterra chose to partner with EROAD due to its innovation across a number of products, including telematics, eRUC, and dash cams.

“Their ability to harmonise these products into an overall telematics solution, that meets our business requirements, will assist us in maintaining our market-leading commitment to health and safety,” he said.

“It is great to be working with another New Zealand-based team developing products here in Aotearoa.”

Fonterra will also mitigate the risk of roll-over events in its liquid tankers by installing EROAD’s specialised hardware. EROAD’s Collision and Rollover Alert solution utilises vehicle roll-over alert technology and satellite communications to help ensure emergency services can be dispatched as quickly as possible if the worst should happen – including when the vehicle is outside cellular range.