Freight in the City Spring Summit: road freight is vital to keep up with changing urban delivery demands


 

Learning to “love the truck” will help keep pace with changing consumer-driven delivery demands, delegates were told yesterday at the Freight in the City Spring Summit in Manchester. Ian Stansfield, former Asda VP logistics services and supply chain, said the surge in online retail and changing consumer buying habits meant more just-in-time goods being delivered to urban areas rather than being taken to out-of-town stores. “The whole shape of freight is changing massively,” explained Stansfield. “Consumers are shopping more locally, […]