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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.

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