Livestock Improvements Corporation (LIC) is a New Zealand farmer-owned cooperative. For more than 100 years, LIC has provided genetics expertise, information, and technology to the dairy sector, aimed at improving the prosperity and productivity of farmers.
The Herd Test division includes around 100 field technicians based in 13 locations spread between Kaitaia and Invercargill. This team travels over 3.2 million km per year, a lot of it on rural roads visiting farms.
Each milking season, LIC retains about 80% of its drivers. Despite a focus on wellbeing, the cooperative was struggling with buy-in by all drivers around safety and vehicle care. This resulted in increased vehicle wear and tear, a significant cost to LIC.
Brent Wollaston, National Herd Testing Manager at LIC, implemented EROAD to address five critical areas of fleet operations:
Since implementation, LIC has experienced the following improvements