Cycle safety

Freight industry recognised for commitment to quiet deliveries at John Connell Awards

November 2, 2017 Hayley Pink

The freight industry was recognised for its commitment to reducing noise pollution during the 16th annual John Connell Awards in London this week. Dubbed the ‘noise Oscars’, the awards champion advances in reducing the negative impact of unnecessary noise on the general public. Winner of the John Connell Quiet Logistics Award was a partnership between forklift manufacturer Hiab and retailer Pets at Home. Deliveries to Pets at Home’s 1,400 UK stores in the evening and at night were generating complaints from […]

Air quality

Swedish out-of-hours delivery trial removes HGVs from rush-hour

May 25, 2017 Hayley Pink

A freight trial in the Swedish city of Stockholm has identified both business and environmental benefits from the use of out-of-hours delivery patterns. The Off Peak City Distribution trial, led by Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology, saw two trucks receive an exemption to the current night-time delivery ban in place from 10pm to 6am in Stockholm. Researchers wanted to see if lifting the ban would drive operational efficiency for hauliers and businesses receiving their goods, as well as congestion-busting and air quality benefits […]