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Quiet deliveries

Abbey Logistics picks Daf CF Silent for city centre deliveries

May 26, 2015 Hayley Pink

Abbey Logistics has put into operation the UK’s first Daf CF Silent on its British Salt contract. The urban tractor and Feldbinder command-steer tanker combination, which features Daf’s Silent Mode technology, is said to provide extensive manoeuvrability in town centre locations. It will be making early morning and evening deliveries to London’s hospitals, restaurants and hotels. The Bootle, Merseyside operator said it worked closely with the manufacturer to ensure an “exacting and lightweight” 6×2 tractor unit specification for its tanker […]

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Alternative fuels

Retiming deliveries is key to keeping pace with London’s growth

April 29, 2015 Hayley Pink

Retiming deliveries outside of peak hours to cope with a “rapidly changing London” was tackled at a TfL conference this morning held in the capital. Operators, businesses and local authorities were brought together to discuss the practicalities of shifting deliveries outside of the peak hours of 0700-13.00 to cope with London’s burgeoning construction boom and TfL’s £4bn road modernisation scheme works taking place. TfL said that while not all businesses are able to retime, other options, such as rerouting or […]

Air quality

Tevva reveals range-extended electric 7.5-tonne urban delivery truck

April 21, 2015 David Wilcox

An electric range-extended low-emission 7.5 tonne delivery vehicle made its public debut at the CV Show last week, attracting an “over-whelming positive response” according to its maker. Tevva Motors, (originally Teva Motors) was set up by Israeli entrepreneur Asher Bennett in 2012 to develop an electric range-extended 7.5-tonne truck. The prototype, competed in January, attracted “lots of interest and an over-whelming positive response” at the CV Show, according to Tevva’s business project manager Richard Lidstone-Scott. Claiming pure battery-electric trucks are […]

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New out-of-hours delivery guide aims to garner residents’ buy-in

March 26, 2015 Hayley Pink

The government has developed 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 have a say in the planning process. Advice complements an existing series of DfT guides designed for other stakeholders considering out-of-hours deliveries, including freight operators, retailers and the construction sector, following the Quiet Deliveries Demonstration Scheme trial in 2010-2011 and further pilots during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Benefits promoted to communities […]

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TfL launches out-of-hours deliveries toolkit at Quiet Cities

November 27, 2014 Peter Steele

New guidance for fleet operators considering out-of-hours deliveries was launched by TfL at Quiet Cities yesterday ‘Getting the timing right’ is a toolkit for all stakeholders involved in re-timing freight deliveries – including hauliers, local councils and businesses – and outlines the benefits and issues to consider when rescheduling deliveries, from finding suitable sites and staffing issues through to engaging with local residents. It is an industry-led guide that pulls together all the lessons learned and data gathered by the […]

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Quiet Cities 2014 closes on a high

November 27, 2014 Peter Steele

Day two of Quiet Cities concluded the global summit, providing delegates from logistics operators, logistics customers and policy makers and implementers with solutions to enabling out-of-hours deliveries. […]

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Successful start to Quiet Cities 2014

November 26, 2014 Peter Steele

Over 200 delegates at the first day of Quiet Cities 2014 were told that the nature of urban freight must change in order to meet the multiple challenges of the 21st century. In the first day of the two day global summit, delegates heard speeches from Lord Digby Jones and Sir Peter Hendy, while Stacey Hodge, director of the Office of Freight Mobility at the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDoT)  joined via videolink. All were united in outlining […]

Air quality

DHL launches ‘city safe, city quiet’ gas-powered concept vehicle at Quiet Cities

November 25, 2014 Peter Steele

DHL has launched a compressed natural gas (CNG) concept truck, a Euro-6 two-axle rigid Scania P-280, at the inaugural Quiet Cities global summit in Twickenham today. The bespoke truck has been designed to be safe, clean and quiet. It runs on a blend of natural and bio-gas, with the capability to run either fuel independently. DHL said that by running a blend of gasses in the engine it will see a 68% reduction in particulate matter (PM) and a 39% […]