Motorways or Lans

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ACB Couriers

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My satnav will always try's take me down motorways but I tend to ignore it a lot due to the millage difference So the question is is it cheaper to do 70ph down motorways or stop start through the lanes Now I know it depended on distance so lets say 90miles motorway or 60miles lanes maybe im crazy but 30 miles more means a lot more fuel!



I tend to do motorways myself because when customers want a delivery asap, then it can be the quicker option and thats what they pay for. I quote my customers for quickest route not shortest



As we only do urgent deliveries, ( it's what and why our clients use us) it's always motorways / toll roads to get the job done asap.

I keep saying it, and this business is not rocket science! Price your quotes correctly, to cover non supermarket fuel,tolls, motorways etc.

I suppose if dealing with eBay tat, one has a massive window of opportunity, then looking at saving £5 on a journey might come into play, but it is not the business model we are operating

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd


The quickest route is the one I want my jobs to go... If you need to save money then do it on the way back.

ATM Logistics


It should always be quickest route, and that means using your knowledge not the sat nav.

M50/A40 or M4 for example

AJM sameday Couriers


I like using the m6 through Birmingham I lose about 2 hours but I save £5.50



AJM sameday Couriers said:

I like using the m6 through Birmingham I lose about 2 hours but I save £5.50

It's not been too bad along there this past week, but kids back at school soon so i'm sure the normal hectic traffic will resume soon lol

ACB Couriers

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I find the motorways can be a little unforgiving like the time give by satnav is set, unless your going to break the law you can only lose time, so although 90% it is the quicker way I always look at the alterative and judge it from time + distance I was just interested to know if going the short route was actually saving money or was I just wasting my time



Whatever suits you Tony, but majority would say quickest.

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