Silent night

If a retailer wants to consider handling deliveries outside the traditional peak delivery window, there are numerous hoops to jump through and, until now, the potential benefits have not seemed worthwhile. But the results of the DfT-funded Quiet Delivery Demonstration […]

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Love thy neighbour

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 […]

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Consolidation centres: urban myth?

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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