London van drivers lose two working days a year searching for parking

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London tradespeople and van owners are losing up to two working days per years, because of time spent looking to park when attending jobs, according to research by AppyParking+.

The research found that the average London driver spends up to 12 minutes per trip looking for on-street parking spaces, and an extra 2 miles on average per trip looking for parking - an extra 211 miles annually.

London’s van drivers also receive over 838,000 PCN fines per year, costing tradespeople £54,470,000.

Dan Hubert, chief executive officer and founder of AppyWay, parent company to AppyParking+, said: “As van owners continue to move from job to job, parking can sometimes be a real concern, where it is not readily available or located in busy areas.

"The outcome of this time spent not only empties fuel tanks, but it empties pockets as well. Although just a small part of the bigger picture for businesses, spending 1 minute searching for parking instead of 5 minutes can make all the difference.”

Since the start of 2022, fuel prices have risen by 21p per litre in the first three months of the year.

Fleet News has teamed up with Allstar to bring you the fuel prices locator, enabling you to compare fuel prices and find the cheapest petrol or diesel in your area.

Even one penny per litre can make all the difference when filling up your fleet vehicles, potentially saving your company thousands of pounds a year.

Average pence per litre and per gallon petrol and diesel fuel prices in the UK regions includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. To access the latest fuel prices, click here. 

AppyParking+ based the research on London having 221,000 registered van drivers.

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