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Summer holiday traffic highlights importance of route planning

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Freer-flowing traffic during the holiday period is saving time and money for businesses using the road network to generate revenue.

The summer holiday period is traditionally seen as a time when the roads get busier, but data from RAM Tracking has found the period is actually far quieter for fleet drivers.

Fleet and operational managers are advised to take account of these factors of how the summer holiday driving experience could affect their enterprise and efficiency – and make suitable adjustments to ensure that they benefit.

RAM Tracking says the gift of extra can be utilised in other ways during this period.

Additionally, there is more opportunity to save fuel by looking at alternative routes that are freed up by less vehicles being on the road than usual.

Chris McClellan, CEO at RAM Tracking, said: “Remaining solvent and successful is becoming more and more challenging for UK businesses, as competition and political uncertainty ramp up. The way that businesses have looked to make efficiencies around both time and money is in direct reaction to this, demonstrating the agility and resilience of UK enterprise.

“However, without guidance or any indication of where these efficiencies could be driven, businesses will remain in the dark. The data above confirms that the time that is freed up as a result of less vehicles being on the road, provides businesses with the argument that they need to think more strategically about their hours of travel.

"Our vehicle tracking customers can already see the benefits and can use technology to identify faster routes and times of day. By tracking their entire fleet they are now in a position to identify the best routes at any given time and dispatch their vehicles with greater efficiency and speed.”

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