Fleet Day 2021

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When: 9am-4pm Thursday 6th May

Where: Claudelands Events Centre, Hamilton

Come and meet
Stephen McIvor and Mad Mike Whiddett

Fleet Day 2021 will have a focus on three areas: fleet safety, electric and alternative fleets, and heavy transport challenges and solutions.

Come along for a fun day of networking and learning about fleet optimisation, latest technologies in fleet management and how to create a safe vehicle fleet for your organisation. 


Confirmed speakers:

  • Brake Charity
  • New Zealand Police – Serious Crash Unit
  • Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority
  • Women in Trucking
  • Ministry of Transport
  • WorkSafe
  • Road Transport Forum
  • Fuso
  • Commercial Vehicle Safety Team
  • NZTA

Your Fleet Day Hosts


Stephen McIvor2

Stephen McIvor

You've heard him cover almost every sport under the sun on Sky.

Stephen is regarded as one of our best radio/tv broadcasters in the country, and also one of the most professional MCs around. He has anchored basketball, rugby (including two rugby world cups), rugby league including commentating on the Toyota Cup/NRL, motorsport, athletics, equestrian, awards shows in studio and on location.

Stephen has also works on Winter Olympics coverage including calling the opening and closing ceremonies. He worked on 2010 Commonwealth games and 2012 Summer Olympics as commentator for opening and closing ceremonies and reporter.

Mike Whiddett

Mike Whiddett

Mad Mike has always had a passion for all things extreme and fast, right from his first 3wheeled trike as a toddler he was never content with riding on the flat his mother Sue says he had to race down steep hills and over ramps!!

Mike raced motocross from the age of 6 and preadolescence he also competed in BMX. Eventually Mike transitioned into the extreme sport of Freestyle Motocross to compete pro for 3yrs.

The 3 year stint had mixed results and his many broken bones and concussions earned him the nickname 'Mad Mike'. It was after one too many injuries that he made the switch to another form of motorsport, which gave him the same rush of adrenaline but with the safety of a roll-cage and thus his DRIFTING career was born in 2007. 

Now backed by some of the worlds biggest brands Red Bull, Mazda, Toyo Tires, Hampton Downs International Motorsport Park, Rotiform, Milwaukee, Haltech Engine Management, Holinger Engineering, KW Suspension, Turbo by Garrett, PWR Performance, Takata, KW Suspensions, Wilwood Engineering, NGK Sparkplugs & Rocket Bunny to name a few.

Pushing the boundaries as an ambassador of the sport Mike has taken drifting around the world. From his home in New Zealand to Australia, United States of America, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Qatar, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia, South Africa, New Caledonia & Canada.



  • LeasePlan
  • FleetPartners New Zealand
  • GetHomeSafe
  • Scania
  • MyTrucking
  • Isuzu Commercial Vehicles
  • Direct Safety
  • Autosense
  • Fuso & Daimler
  • NZTA
  • Mevo
  • EV Hamilton
  • Brake Charity
  • ETL Leasing and SinoTruck
  • Toyota


Morning sessions

Event opens


9:00am - 10:15am
Speaker session

Welcome and Event structure
Stephen McIvor – Event MC

Brake Charity
Caroline Perry

Women in Trucking
Melanie Skelton

Energy Effciency & Conservation Authority (EECA)
Camilla Cochrane

10:15am - 10:45am
Morning Tea


10:45am - 12:00pm
Speaker session

Ruth Cook

NZTA & Commercial Vehicle Safety Team
Iain Rossiter & Lex Soepnel

Catch Commercial
Melvin Worth & Karen Whitehouse


Afternoon sessions

12:00pm - 12:45pm


12:45pm - 2:15pm
Speaker session

Q&A with hosts
Steven McIvor & Mad Mike Whiddett

Ministry of Transport
Richard Cross

New Zealand Police Serious Crash Unit
Steven Jones

2:15pm - 3:00pm
Afternoon Tea


3:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker session

Road Transport Forum
Nick Leggett

Kathy Schluter

Prizes awarded

Join the event

Any profits from the event will be given to Brake Charity as they are our chosen charity for this event. Don’t miss out on a great day, limited tickets are available to purchase via the link below.

When: 9am-4pm Thursday 6th May

Where: Claudelands Events Centre, Hamilton


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