Businessmen and women looking to cut their motoring bills should consider whether their journeys are necessary before getting in the car, a new report suggests.
According to a leading online female magazine a new survey by the small business telecoms provider Unicom reveals that many car journeys could be replaced by telephone or conference calls. The company wanted to find out whether the drivers could have achieved the same result by making a phone call or arranging a conference call instead.
Not only would this cut the cost of petrol but it would also help to keep mileages down, which means drivers could get a better deal on their car insurance.
The survey shows that just under a three out of ten drivers using their car for business say all of the journeys they make are necessary and around four per cent said none of them were necessary.
From the results it could be calculated that more than a third of all business car journeys could be avoided and telephone or conference calls used to conduct business instead. This would contribute to significant savings, especially for small to medium enterprises (SME) that are constant juggling the figures to keep afloat.