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Creating measurable change through world-class driver training

Risk is reduced

A wide range of courses, certificates and programmes are available from heavy vehicles to forklift e-learning.

Nation-wide Facilities

Nation-wide Facilities

TR Master Drive Services have 11 training centres across New Zealand. 

Driver Education Outcomes

Driver Education Outcomes

TR Master Drive Services not only conducts licensing but also competency assessments on a wide range of vehicles and equipment.

Highly Accredited

Highly Accredited

TR Master Drive Services are licensed by a number of leading transport and driving authorities, including the New Zealand Transport Agency, WorkSafe NZ, and RTANZ.

Efficiency 

Efficiency 

TR Master Drive Services can substantially cut the cost of operating a fleet.

Compliance

Compliance

TR Master Drive Services can deliver measurable results changing the way drivers interact with motorists, and improving vehicle compliance.

 

TR Master Drive Services

High-level driver training can make a huge difference in the lives of the people we share the roads with, and of course, having your drivers working at their best is great for business. Add in the environmental impact, and it becomes clear that a professional driver training programme is critical to the effective operation of any fleet.

The TR Master Drive Services’ programme is currently delivering remarkable results through a series of programmes that cover a wide range of licensing and non-licensing courses, which includes communication, management information, driver development, tyre management and other improvements.

TR Master Drive Services have a large group of professional and highly trained instructors who have a wide number of industry leading accreditations and registered qualifications that ensure they train to the highest levels in New Zealand.

Driver Training Courses

TR Master Drive Services have 11 training centres across New Zealand. 

A wide range of courses, certificates and programmes are available for heavy vehicle operators including mission-critical ones such as Stability and Control Training or Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving.

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These courses are ideal for companies who run light vehicles in their fleets. The programmes ensure that all drivers are professionally trained, and covers skill assessment, theoretical courses and manoeuvring training.

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Our in cab programme is ideal for companies who want to assess drivers before employing them or to support operators ‘on the job’ with instruction, coaching and training in real life conditions.

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TR Master Drive not only conducts licencing, but also competency assessments on a wide range of vehicles and equipment.

The Health and Safety at Work Act introduced in April 2016 not only requires all operators of equipment to be appropriately licenced, but also for the competency level of the operator to be assessed.

TR Master Drive not only conducts licencing, but also competency assessments on a wide range of vehicles and equipment.

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Forklifts are always operated in environments where accidents can happen in an instant, exposing operators and organisations to major liability. Our forklift programme covers all the bases from refreshers to license endorsements and full courses.

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These courses cover Class 2 through to Class 5 heavy vehicle licenses, allowing drivers to obtain a particular license without having to wait six months from the time they get their learner license. Programmes include accelerated courses and vehicle specific endorsements.

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Find out more about our F Endorsement, D Endorsement, I Endorsement, V Endorsement and Wheel, Tracks and Rollers (WTR) courses.

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Only with TR Master Drive Services can you experience a real life vehicle roll over and learn how to prevent it. It’s the only one of its kind in New Zealand. A practical and theory-based course designed to provide drivers with advanced skills, knowledge and awareness of the dynamics associated with heavy vehicles during cornering, braking, emergency steering manoeuvres, and in the event of a jack knife.

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Our one and two-day courses for drivers of four wheel drive vehicles, light utility vehicles and quad bikes are designed to offer high-level instruction in the driving of these vehicles in an off-road situation with due regard to safety of the driver and passengers, vehicle and environment.

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This course is designed to teach drivers, loaders and handlers of dangerous goods the correct procedures in handling and transporting dangerous goods legally and safely.

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This programme includes the R, T & W (Rollers, Tracks & Wheels) Licence Endorsement Course that is required for anyone who drives a special type vehicle that isn’t a forklift on a road. There is also a Telehandler course for current and trainee operators (see Forklifts and Telehandler tab on the course menu).

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A practical and theory based course designed to provide truck, coach and bus operators with the latest knowledge and skills to enhance their driving performance – improving fuel consumption, safety, fatigue, compliance and environmental impact.

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The TR Master Drive Trainers

John Essex

John Essex

Senior Driving Training Specialist

Dale Brunskill

Dale Brunskill

Driver Training Specialist

Jimi Napier

Jimi Napier

Driver Training Specialist

Michael Nitschke

Michael Nitschke

Driver Training Specialist

Ricky Cheer

Ricky Cheer

Master Drive Regional Manager - Lower North Island

Keith Bridgeman

Keith Bridgeman

Driver Training Specialist

Dennis Awa

Dennis Awa

Driver Training Specialist

Grant Ingersoll

Grant Ingersoll

Regional Manager - Upper South Island

Brian Bishop

Brian Bishop

Driver Training Specialist

Margaret Kidney

Margaret Kidney

Operations Administrator

Bill Kidney

Bill Kidney

Training Mentor & Support Manager

Matthew Wildbore

Matthew Wildbore

Driver Training Specialist

Geoff Wright

Geoff Wright

Northern Regional Manager

Garry Jones

Garry Jones

QA/ Course Development Manager

Jane Dowdeswell

Jane Dowdeswell

Driver Training Specialist

Renae Moore

Renae Moore

Driver Training Specialist

Mireille Smith

Mireille Smith

Master Drive Operations Administrator

Carla Van Wyk

Carla Van Wyk

Master Drive Operations Administrator

Brian Kerr

Brian Kerr

Driver Training Specialist

Adrian Bowen

Adrian Bowen

Driver Training Specialist

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