NSW to tackle congestion head on

Sydney fleet services understand the everyday frustrations of trying to get around the city. It is a daily nightmare for some, so the decision for a "once-in-a-generation assault" is welcome news to dozens of fleet managers across the state.

This week, the NSW government announced a two-prong approach to cut down congestion and turn Sydney into a sustainable city. The proposed work includes the construction of the Western Extension infrastructure. The second prong of the proposal involves construction of a new transit rail network - including a second harbour crossing. It is hoped these projects will take more commuters off the road and unblock the countless bottlenecks seen each day around the city.

NSW Premier Mike Baird said the WestConnex extensions will provide the most comfort for fleet services with both directions of traffic included. 

"These extensions will make travel from the city's south to the CBD quicker and bring those areas closer to the city, as well as providing significant relief to the City West Link at Haberfield by allowing motorists to bypass traffic lights and connect directly to the CBD at Darling Harbour," he said.

"An expanded WestConnex also means that M4 motorists travelling from Parramatta to Sydney's CBD could completely avoid the City West Link and travel on a motorway all the way to the city."

Mr Baird said congestion had disrupted the city for too long and is convinced that these changes can transform Sydney into the greatest city in the world.

"But we also know that clogged roads and crowded trains are like a heavy, wet blanket sitting on our lives. Whether commuting to work or heading out to enjoy this great city, we all want to get there quicker," he said.

Quicker journeys throughout the city should reduce fuel cost on fleet managers. Fuel consumption is real concern for many businesses so an investment in fleet management software could be a solution.

The software can track the fuel consumption of individual vehicles as well as giving fleet managers an indication of which ones are more fuel efficient over a period of time.