Fleet News

The cost of getting lost

FLEETS could be wasting millions of pounds a year because their drivers keep getting lost.

New research has revealed that on average, when a fleet driver goes off course, it takes 20 minutes and £9.20 in fuel and wage costs to get back on track. If each of the country's three million company car drivers got lost once each year, the cost to industry would be more than £27 million.

Satellite navigation provider, SatNavUK, which carried out the research, estimated UK drivers spend an extra 1.9 million days every year in the car because of their driving errors.

The firm has teamed up with The Co-operative Bank to lease fleets a satellite navigation system, in a bid to avoid getting lost.

Leave a comment for your chance to win £20 of John Lewis vouchers.

Every issue of Fleet News the editor picks his favourite comment from the past two weeks – get involved for your chance to appear in print and win!

Login to comment

Comments

No comments have been made yet.

Compare costs of your company cars

Looking to acquire new vehicles? Check how much they'll cost to run with our Car Running Cost calculator.

What is your BIK car tax liability?

The Fleet News car tax calculator lets you work out tax costs for both employer and employee