Ritchies, one of NZ's largest privately owned bus and coach fleet, is rolling out Eroad's electronic road user charges (ERUC) solution.

According to the firms, Eroad's Ehubo units are being installed in 50 of Ritchies Auckland school buses, and all new vehicles will have Ehubos as standard equipment. Eventually, the system will cover all of Ritchies nationwide fleet of buses and coaches.

Director Andrew Ritchie said the company made the decision after trialling the solution in its Auckland fleet.

According to him, Ritchies has passenger contracts that include monitoring requirements and Eroad's comprehensive suite of driver behaviour tools will make compliance easier.

"Buying RUC for our buses in remote areas is a laborious process at the moment and Eroad's system solves that. We'll also use it for our service and maintenance programme, since we can schedule servicing by distance.

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EROAD CEO Steven Newman said implementation of its ERUC solution into a major bus and coach fleet is an important milestone

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