Freight operators are encouraged to enter this year’s Noise Abatement Society (NAS) John Connell Awards to highlight efforts made in reducing the sound made by deliveries into urban or residential areas. A ‘Quiet Logistics’ category is open to operators, vehicle manufacturers, trailer-makers, bodybuilders and equipment suppliers that have created quieter products, services and programmes to facilitate safe, low-noise and efficient urban distribution services in the past year. With the ceremony to be held at the Palace of Westminster on 24 […]
Initiatives to reduce noise pollution were celebrated at the John Connell Awards 2018, held at the Palace of Westminster this week (24 October).
Martin Brower, which handles McDonalds’ logistics in the UK, has a target of reducing its fossil fuel usage by 80% by 2020, and believes its use of biodiesel – based on waste product from the restaurants it delivers to – will help it hit that target.
The DfT has launched Quiet Deliveries guidance to help local communities and residents understand how out-of-hours deliveries work, the benefits they can provide, and how they can get involved in the planning process.