Your business is unique. Just like your fleet of vehicles. Therefore, you need a flexible fleet management platform: a solution in terms of fleet optimisation, vehicle tracking, workforce management, green & safe driving, business integration and connected car services that suit your activities, vehicles, size, budget and location.
Are you looking for a fleet management solution for the Edinburgh region that provides you with real-time information about the location of your vehicles? Do you also want to communicate directly with your drivers, dispatch jobs, track a mileage logbook, improve driving behaviour and save on fuel? Our vehicle tracking and Active Driver Feedback help you with this challenge in a busy city like Edinburgh.
The capital city of Scotland since the fifteenth century, Edinburgh is rich in history and culture. Famous for the Edinburgh Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe – one of the world’s largest annual arts festivals – it is also home to the Scottish Parliament. Edinburgh has a population of nearly half a million people and boasts several high profile educational institutions including University of Edinburgh. As well as being the UK’s second most popular tourist destination it is also home to major companies such as Bank of Scotland, TSB Bank and Virgin Money.
Compact and hilly with a medieval old town and exquisite Georgian new town, Edinburgh can present many challenges to the road user. For locals, buses play a major transport role with most routes running via Princes Street. Although residents voted against a congestion charge, other measures have been taken to ease traffic including six park and ride sites on the edge of the city. The relatively new tram line is also taking some pressure off the roads. Major routes including the M8, M9, M90 A7, A199, A90 and the A1 link Edinburgh to other Scottish cities as well as with England to the south.
Why is a fleet management solution particularly useful in a congested city like Edinburgh? As the UK’s second largest financial centre and the seat of its government, Edinburgh is always busy. Traffic levels are further heightened by the influx of over one million visitors every year. Due to heavy traffic during the day and specifically in peak hours, each vehicle spends about 40%¹ more on the road (a total of 2,067 miles¹ in and around the city). That means an average commercial vehicle driver wastes more than 165 hours¹ per year while sat in traffic. Translate that into an approximate loss of £15,444,000² for businesses in the Edinburgh area, and you have your answer.
For more than 20 years, our award winning fleet management platform WEBFLEET, an SaaS (Software as a Service) solution, has helped teams to cooperate better. Whether for real-time tracking and tracing, staff management or driving economically and safely, more than 50,000 customers around the world make smarter decisions every day with WEBFLEET. No matter where your drivers are, our fleet management service and products ensure that your team remains connected, supporting your drivers and helping you to increase the general efficiency of your fleet.
WEBFLEET is ISO/IEC 27001 certified which means it fulfils the required high standards of confidentiality, integrity and availability.
Some of the disctricts around Edinburgh where TomTom Telematics is active: