Ian Wainwright
Air quality

Working to keep the noise down

July 21, 2014 Peter Steele

There have been several milestones in the evolution of logistics: privatisation; the curtainsider; containerisation; palletisation. Then there has been primary and secondary distribution and, more recently, multichannel distribution. Now the industry is on the cusp of the next step change. Out-of-hours deliveries need to become the norm in the very near future, and the evolution is under way. […]

International

Danes have appetite for night-time deliveries

October 24, 2011 Laura Hailstone

The state of the global economy and its subsequent effect on public spending, together with the environmental imperative that has made carbon reduction a top priority certainly hasn’t hindered the progress of night-time deliveries in Europe. There is an increasing appetite on the Continent for this simple win-win solution, which improves efficiency, environmental performance and seems to have no drawbacks. It was with a sense of pride that I, along with the Noise Abatement Society (NAS), the DfT, Transport and […]

Quiet deliveries

Love thy neighbour

March 28, 2011

As noise complaints about operators increase, Roger Brown looks at ways to keep local residents happy Road transport can be a noisy business, and operators could be vulnerable to noise complaints from nearby residents and businesses. However, experts tell MT that many noise disturbance problems with neighbours can be tackled if firms adopt a two- pronged approach: better training for drivers and greater investment in noise reduction technology. Behavioural changes According to Natalie Chapman, FTA head of policy for the […]

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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…. […]