More than 80 percent of Sydney’s fleet running businesses say their staff are wasting time sitting in traffic, costing each business thousands of dollars in hours of lost productivity, according to the annual NRMA Business survey.
Now in its 12th consecutive year, the 2019 NRMA Business Survey of 445 fleet-running businesses has found most (89%) businesses agree Sydney’s congestion has increased in the last year.
The survey found more than one quarter (28%) of NRMA business Members are wearing costs of between $1,000 to $5,000, and 13 percent between $5,001 to $10,000.
The NRMA provides specialised roadside assistance, corporate driver training, fleet support and advocacy voice to more than 28,000 fleet-running businesses.
This year’s survey of those businesses also found:
- Almost half (49%) estimate congestion has cost their business one or more hours per day in time stuck on the road, an increase of more than 10 percentage points on last year
- One in five estimate congestion occupies more than a third of the working day