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Published: 2014-05-12 00:00:00

A new online driver coaching system aimed at cutting the number of crashes in company cars is being unveiled at a Waikato fleet day this week.

About 80 fleet managers from Waikato-based organisations are expected to attend the fourth annual event being held at Karapiro tomorrow (Tuesday 13 May, 9.30am-2pm). 

“These events have been developed to assist fleet managers with vehicle sourcing and options for fleet management, as well as covering vehicle safety and identifying solutions to the challenges managers face,” said Waikato Regional Council’s road safety coordinator, Monique Haines. 

During the day, eDrive Solutions will be launching its new product, Fleetcoach. eDrive Solutions CEO Craig Cockerton said the fleet manager’s day was chosen as the perfect place for the launch because of the focus on safety and the chance to engage directly with a group of motivated people who manage large fleets of Kiwi drivers on a regular basis. 

“These are people who carry enormous responsibility every single day, keeping their drivers safe and minimising risk to all our road users,” Mr Cockerton said. “We can’t wait to show them what we’ve built.”  

Mr Cockerton said as well as a state of the art coaching programme to improve drivers' performance on the road, Fleetcoach also provides advice, templates, comprehensive reporting, training history and full end-to-end user management..  To find out more, email or visit   

As part of the day, presentations include selecting the right tyres, options for tracking your fleet, travelling at safe speeds, identifying the best vehicle for your needs, driver behaviour change and the impact on your workforce.

A range of five-star vehicles will also be on display, including the Volt – Holden’s long-range electric vehicle. 

The fleet manager’s day has been organised by the Waikato Regional Road Safety Education Group, which is led by Waikato Regional Council working in conjunction with other regional safety stakeholders including the NZ Transport Agency, NZ Police and local councils 

For more information about the group’s work visit