Press Release | Las Vegas, NV, USA
The International Road Federation has presented the 2019 Global Road Achievement Award for Technology, Equipment and Manufacturing to EROAD, in recognition of the company’s innovative technology that is making a difference to road safety.
The award was presented at a ceremony in Las Vegas this evening, attended by senior transport representatives from over 50 countries. EROADs Senior Vice President of Global Market Development Nina Elter accepted the award, noting this achievement acknowledges EROAD’s core purpose of enabling safer, more productive roads.
Left to Right: H.E. Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel IRF Chairman, Nina Elter EROADs SVP Global Market Development, Gareth Robins EROADs Director of Analytics, IRF President & CEO C. Patrick Sankey.
“Our customers tell us that using our products and services, helps them significantly decrease things like overspeed events, harsh breaking, fatigue and other precursors that cause incidences on our roads” said Ms Elter, who then thanked her colleagues and EROAD customers for making this international recognition possible.
EROAD operates across Australia, North America and New Zealand, developing technology solutions (products and services) that manage vehicle fleets, support regulatory compliance, improve driver safety, and reduce the costs associated with driving. The company introduced the world’s first nationwide electronic road user charging system more than ten years ago, through which billions of dollars has been collected for the sustainability of the New Zealand transport network. In the USA, EROAD introduced the first electronic Weight Mile Tax service (2014) and the first independently verified Electronic Logging Device service (2017).
EROAD is listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange, appears on the Deloitte Fast 50 Master of Growth Index, received the 2019 NZ Exporter of the Year (Large Company), and was a 2019 finalist in the internationally prestigious Brake Fleet Safety Awards (which the company won in 2018).
- EROAD believes every community deserves safer roads that can be sustainably funded. This is why EROAD develops technology solutions (products and services) that manage vehicle fleets, support regulatory compliance, improve driver safety and reduce the costs associated with driving. EROAD also provides valuable insights and data analytics to universities, government agencies and others who research, trial and evaluate future transport networks. This data enables those who use the roads to influence the design, management and funding of future transport networks.
- EROAD launched with the purpose of modernizing New Zealand’s paper-based road user charging system. By 2009 EROAD had introduced the world’s first nationwide electronic road user charging system and now around 46% of collected heavy vehicle road user charges in New Zealand are being collected using EROAD technology. By March 2019, this had delivered NZ$2.5B to NZTA for the sustainability of the NZ transport network. In the USA, EROAD introduced the first electronic Weight Mile Tax service (2014) and the first independently verified Electronic Logging Device service (2017).
- EROAD (ERD) is listed on the NZX, and employs almost 300 staff located across NZ, Australia and North America.