Operators continue to face frustration and uncertainty over what the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) will look like when applied to the truck market.
Urban logistics is impeded by congestion, a lack of kerbspace, the need for cleaner air and restrictions on size and noise, all against a backdrop of increased demand. Freight is now higher on the agenda and helped by more inter-agency co-ordination than before, but progress is painstaking. […]
The mayor of London today announced details on what City Hall has described as “the toughest crackdown on the most polluting vehicles by any major city around the world”. Making good on his promise one week into office to step up his efforts to improve London’s air quality through lowering transport emissions, Khan has launched the first stage of his Clean Air Action Plan consultation. This includes a proposal for a new £10 emissions surcharge, dubbed the ‘T-charge’, on all […]
Freightinthecity meets the team behind Newcastle University’s urban consolidation centre trial to see what’s involved, how it is going and what happens next. Newcastle University is a thriving institution, with 24,000 students and more than 5,000 staff helping to generate an annual revenue of £438.5m. As part of its Coherent Campus Initiative, ensuring the site is a safe, clean and pleasant environment for students, staff and visitors is a key priority for the university, with a significant reduction in freight […]
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is looking to roll-out a network of urban consolidation centres as part of its plans to tackle air quality.
“We must remember that freight and logistics is the lifeblood of this country”, said TfL MD of surface transport Leon Daniels launching the inaugural Freight in the City Expo this week (27 October) at London’s Alexandra Palace. Hundreds of visitors flocked to the iconic London venue to learn more about the industry’s drive towards making urban freight deliveries cleaner, safer, quieter and more efficient. “We are delighted to be here demonstrating that we are part of the support that the […]