Leeds: Fleet Management by Webfleet
Your business is unique. Just like your fleet of vehicles. Therefore, you need a flexible fleet management platform: a solution in terms of fleet optimisation, vehicle tracking, workforce management, green & safe driving, business integration and connected car services that suit your activities, vehicles, size, budget and location.
Leeds – a major transport hub and commercial centre
Sitting on the banks of the River Aire, Leeds is the largest city in West Yorkshire. A major centre for the wool industry during the Industrial Revolution, it is now an important financial centre with more than 30 national and international banks including First Direct and Yorkshire Bank. It is also home to leading companies such as ASDA, Aviva and Telefonica Europe. Hotspots include the redeveloped Call Lane area with its eateries and bars as well as the Royal Armouries and the bustling Kirkgate market with its indoor and outdoor stalls.
The challenges your drivers & vehicles face in leeds
Leeds is one of the principle hubs of the northern motorway network and the starting point for the A62, A63, A64, A65 and A660 roads. It is also the endpoint of the M1 coming up from London and stands at the middle of the M62 going east-west. Apart from the road network, public transport and rail services converge on the city and link outlying districts like Horsforth, Whinmoor, Morley and Hunslet. This concentration of transport can pose challenges especially when it comes to getting around the city centre. Leeds is also an important university town with no fewer than four major institutions including the University of Leeds. Very much a “student city” its population is swelled greatly by its student population especially in the Headingley area.
Why is a fleet management solution particularly useful in a congested city like Leeds? With its many different transport options (which include the international Leeds Bradford Airport), Leeds is a great base for business but it can be a victim of its own success. Navigating around the centre or to outlying suburbs can be tricky sometimes. Due to heavy traffic during the day and specifically in peak hours, each vehicle spends about 26%¹ more on the road (a total of 6,112 miles¹ in and around the city). That means an average commercial vehicle driver wastes more than 118 hours¹ per year while sat in traffic. Translate that into an approximate loss of £58,282,560² for businesses in the Leeds area, and you have your answer.
For more than 20 years, our award winning fleet management platform Webfleet, an SaaS (Software as a Service) solution, has helped teams to cooperate better. Whether for real-time tracking and tracing, staff management or driving economically and safely, more than 50,000 customers around the world make smarter decisions every day with Webfleet. No matter where your drivers are, our fleet management service and products ensure that your team remains connected, supporting your drivers and helping you to increase the general efficiency of your fleet.
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Some of the disctricts around leeds where Webfleet is active