Commuting times drop in NSW

There's good news for NSW fleet managers this week, as state roads minister Duncan Gay has announced that the average motorist is now getting home up to 15 minutes faster every week.

According to Mr Gay, the NSW government has invested nearly $5 billion towards building and maintaining road infrastructure in the state, in order to ensure ongoing growth and improve driver safety.

That has paid off across the board with notable evening commuting time decreases across the board, for roads including Parramatta Road, The Horsley Drive, and parts of the M2 and M4.

It wasn't all good news however, as morning commute times for the F3 between Beresfield and Wahroonga increased by an average of six minutes due to increased traffic

If you are a fleet manager in NSW you may want to take a look at the Key Road Performance Report, which can be viewed in full on the RMS website by clicking here.

Mr Gay says that the report can be used as a great tool for planning out journeys and minimising commuting time, both in the morning and evening.

"This report gives the community a way to take greater control of which NSW roads they use and allows them to better plan their journey, showing how long it will take on average to travel some of the most commonly used routes during the morning and afternoon peaks," said Mr Gay.

Innovative fleet managers should look to utilise tools and resources such as this in order to minimise fuel consumption and maximise fleet efficiency.

Another great way to improve the efficiency of a vehicle fleet is by investing in software for fleet management, which offers sophisticated reporting modules that are easy to analyse and understand.