Data aggregated from more than 250,000 trips from thousands of commercial vehicles reveals the dramatic reduction in overall mileage from small business fleets due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The aggregated and anonymized data was taken from medium- and light-duty work trucks, vehicles, and vans from customers of Momentum IoT, a telematics service provider with a concentration on small business fleets.
The data, taken over a period of several weeks beginning Feb. 5, shows an average overall mileage decline nationwide of 51.4% followed by a floor for several weeks. The latest data, taken from April 29, shows a slight recovery of fleet travel, led by the New York region.
In the New York region, the miles index fell dramatically through March, reached a floor during the week of April 1, and slowly crept up after that week. The data also reveals that small business fleet miles in California and Georgia have remained low, despite differing statewide policies on re-opening for business.
The fleet types include many field service industries, such as plumbers, sanitation, and landscaping.