Traffic jams cost the UK economy £9bn annually


A new study from traffic analysts Inrix has found that traffic jams on major UK roads cost the economy around £9bn a year in wasted time, fuel, and unnecessary carbon emissions.

The longest traffic jam lasted a staggering 15 hours over a 36 mile stretch. For businesses that rely on the roads, delays can waste time and money and result in angry customers.

For fleet managers, it’s vital to optimise routes and avoid traffic jams to make gains and increase customer satisfaction. 

Inrix chief economist Dr Graham Cookson said: "We advise motorists use the latest real-time traffic technology to keep up to date with the situation on the roads."*

Mobile Resource Management (MRM) is the obvious technology choice for fleet managers. Not only does the technology plot out the best routes to avoid traffic, and re-route drivers at a moment’s notice if traffic conditions change, it helps fleet managers most effectively manage their assets, reduce fuel wastage and increase productivity.


*Source: The Telegraph 

Find out how our platform gives you the visibility you need to get more done.

Using the power of the cloud to get through the storm

Storms battered many parts of the British Isles last week highlighting the need for organisations to be prepared for ...

Building a business case for MRM

A panel of 4 fleet owners including Balfour Beatty discussed some unexpected benefits of telematics and Mobile Resour...

Connecting your business for digital transformation

MRM supports digital transformation objectives by connecting new services with legacy IT to gain a one-world view of ...

Three key takeaways from the Commercial Vehicle Show 2018

Conversations with our partners at CV Show 2018 revealed three clear issues keeping enterprises awake at night.

Fleetmatics, Telogis and Networkfleet have come together. Learn more.