April 3, 2019 by TomTom Telematics
If you use vehicles to deliver your products or services, route planning is essential. Intelligent route planning has several key benefits. It keeps your customers happy, as you arrive on time. It keeps your drivers and vehicles safe. And it helps you keep fuel costs under control. In recent TomTom Telematics research, however, 53% of […]
March 21, 2019 by TomTom Telematics
For many small and medium sized companies in a variety of industries, cars and vans play an essential role. A fleet of even a small number of vehicles, however, changes the nature of your workflow. Specific challenges need to be overcome and jobs need to be dealt with. Without careful, attentive workflow management, these issues […]
February 13, 2019 by TomTom Telematics
One of the most crucial elements of managing a HGV transport fleet is route planning. How do you ensure that the roads your drivers are taking are optimal for reaching the destination safely and on time? As this quick article explains, there are plenty of factors to take into account regarding HGV route planning. And […]
December 12, 2017 by Beverley Wise
Traffic congestion comes with a hefty price tag for commercial fleet operators in the UK. The latest TomTom Traffic Index has found that approaching £1 billion is wasted by drivers sat in traffic over the course of a year. Congestion across the UK’s 25 busiest cities and towns has been found to increase the time […]
July 6, 2017 by Beverley Wise
A spate of recent lorry crashes has highlighted the danger of drivers failing to use specialised truck navigation. In one of the most high-profile examples, a 185-year-old bridge in Marlow, Buckinghamshire was closed for two months for repairs costing £200,000 when a truck drove over it despite being 10 times the structure’s weight limit. But […]
November 29, 2016 by Beverley Wise
Commercial drivers find few things more irritating than being stuck in a traffic jam. Delays caused by traffic congestion can lead to missed appointments, customer complaints, job pressure and general stress for mobile workers. But, looking at the bigger picture, congestion represents a cost to the UK economy. In fact, a new study conducted by […]
December 16, 2014 by TomTom Telematics
Remarkable opportunities now exist to digitize business workflow and deliver a better service. Open technology platforms are allowing businesses that run vehicle fleets to connect disparate fleet software and hardware, creating a seamless flow of data – from the customer to the back office. By doing so, companies can achieve greater workflow control, visibility and […]
July 31, 2014 by TomTom Telematics
The company car can be far more than an employee perk. Unleash the power of actionable data to improve sales performance, safety and efficiency.
April 29, 2014 by TomTom Telematics
It is generally accepted that taking a green approach to business has practical benefits, and is no longer simply seen as a purely ethical question. We have discussed how and why you should run a green fleet elsewhere on this blog, such as our post on the benefits of eco driving for reducing fleet costs. Up to 30% of a vehicle’s TCO is based on a driver’s fuel consumption and maintenance, so this is an issue that many fleet managers are getting serious about.
February 19, 2014 by Giles Margerison
Are government policies helping or hindering congestion, traffic management and the wider business community? Read our latest post and join the debate.