Don’t Stray Onto the ORN
For service, delivery, transportation and distribution companies, successfully navigating in and around London has become a fine art. To make life more interesting the new 109 mile Olympic Route Network (ORN), a road network designed to get athletes, games officials and media to events swiftly, is another hurdle for drivers to jump (pardon the pun).
Businesses have been encouraged to plan ahead by making essential deliveries out of hours to ensure that the ORN operates without any hitches. Should drivers stray onto the ORN, they will face a penalty charge of £130. On top of this, other planned road closures and diversions will also be in place during the games.
Though, no matter how far you plan ahead, there are always going to be incidences when you simply need to drive into London, say for an urgent deliver or to attend an emergency call out.
Thankfully using FleetMatics with Garmin integration drivers should be able to sail through to their destination relatively pain-free – as all this information is automatically fed into the fleet management system. And, if one of your vehicles a approaching a jam, the dispatcher can help the driver circumnavigate round. Job’s a good’un!