The light commercial vehicle, or delivery van, is the workhorse of both companies and the self-employed in the economy. And with good reason: it is a multifunctional and flexible mode of transport and compared to (smaller) trucks and cars it is also cheap to buy and use. Moreover, a ‘lighter’ drivers license B is sufficient to drive …
The transition from diesel to zero-emissions city logistics in cities is a significant factor in future urban freight transport. According to AUAS professor in City Logistics Walther Ploos van Amstel to achieve this affordably and reliably, companies should prepare smartly on five levels.
Many new residential areas are in the urban planning pipeline. Vital neighborhoods with a good balance between working, living and relaxing. Attractive car-free neighborhoods where active, safe and healthy walking and cycling are the new standard.
In the evenings between 6 and 9 pm, hundreds of meal attendants make residential areas unsafe on their scooters and bicycles. Home meal delivery drivers on scooters drive more dangerous than other scooter riders. Data from Dutch Veilig Verkeer Netherlands (VVN) show that they are even six times more likely to be involved in road accidents.
Some Western European countries are getting serious about transporting consumer goods through automated subterranean networks. They are introducing a fifth transport mode next to road, rail, air, and water.
The food delivery industry is exploding. Various companies compete to deliver food to your doorstep as cheaply and as quickly as possible. With apps like UberEats, Deliveroo and Foodora it’s super easy to order your meal online. But do we actually know how these apps work?
The Guardian reports: “As appetite grows for upmarket takeaways, delivery service is setting restaurants up with satellite kitchens inside metal boxes. Deliveroo in London is setting-up dozens of “dark kitchens” in prefabricated structures for restaurants that want to expand their businesses without opening expensive high street premises”.
Deloitte Insight presents an overview of trends and challenges in smart packaging. The good news is that the cost of these sensors is declining and will likely at some point be low enough to place on everyday consumer goods and parcels.
By 2050, if even just 7% more trips were made by bike and foot, we could avoid around 5 gigatons of carbon emissions. It’s simple but effective, according to Eillie Anzilotti on FastCompany. Many cities worldwide focus on lowering speed limits across the city, creating pedestrian zones, bicycle lanes and redesigning dangerous intersections to promote …
For an increasing number of consumers, the decision to make major online purchases for the Christmas season strongly depends on the delivery options offered by web shops. Almost half of all shopping baskets never reach the check-out counter due to a lack of delivery options; 46 percent.