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Quiet deliveries

DBC opts for DAFs with quiet fridges

April 12, 2010 Laura Hailstone

DBC Foodservice has taken delivery of 35 dual-compartment 12- and 18-tonne DAF LF55 220’s from Ryder to deliver frozen food to high street restaurants and cafés. DBC has taken the vehicles on a contract-hire basis because they run a Frigoblock refrigeration system. This is powered by the truck’s engine, reducing the noise associated with self-powered refrigeration units and enabling early or late deliveries in residential areas. The firm operates from 14 sites throughout the UK. Customers include Caffè Nero, Gourmet […]

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Silent night trials to take place in 2010

December 3, 2009 Laura Hailstone

The Noise Abatement Society (NAS) has confirmed that it will be conducting six night-time delivery trials across the UK in 2010 in partnership with the DfT and the FTA. The trials will assess the potential benefits of out-of-hours deliveries for operators and any negative impacts on local residents. Lisa Lavia, MD at the NAS, says the locations for the night-time trials will only be decided in early 2010. Currently curfews vary from council to council and on a store-by-store basis […]

Quiet deliveries

Silence is golden for hauliers

September 25, 2008 Laura Hailstone

Operators should consider adopting quieter delivery methods ahead of the introduction of a common standard across Europe.

The Noise Abatement Society (NAS) says the European Union is looking to embrace quiet delivery as a common approach across Europe and anticipates it happening as soon as 2010/2011… […]

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Air quality

Consolidation centres: urban myth?

April 24, 2008 Chris Tindall

Since the turn of the century, the increasing use of the phrase ‘urban consolidation centre’ (UCC) among local authorities has also reflected a significant growth in plans to build these logistics facilities.

But despite the theoretical benefits that these ambitious initiatives are capable of, there is still a startling lack of evidence to prove their efficacy one way or another…. […]

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Silent night trial a hit with Sainsbury’s

February 14, 2008 Ashleigh Wight

The supermarket’s night-time deliveries get thumbs-up from council Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s claims its recent trial of night-time deliveries has proved successful and could be replicated elsewhere in the UK. The three-month pilot took place late last year in Wandsworth, and involved rescheduling two early morning deliveries to the south-west London store to 1.30am and 3.30am respectively, using a vehicle with a variety of noise-reducing measures. The licence to carry out night deliveries has been extended and the firm is now […]