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NYC to provide new incentives to reduce truck deliveries during busiest hours

New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez announced new incentives to help reduce truck deliveries during the busiest hours to improve traffic safety, protect the environment, and combat daytime congestion and double-parking. The agency will allocate $6 million to incentivize businesses receiving deliveries overnight. NYC DOT’s Off-Hour Delivery program (OHD) will provide financial …

Research: travel behavior of e-commerce customers

E-commerce has become an integral part of daily life for many consumers, with both purchase frequency and expenditure witnessing remarkable increases in recent years. A recent Belgian study highlights a notable transition from less frequent purchases (every 3 to 6 months and every 6 to 12 months) to more frequent ones (monthly and weekly). This …

Light Electric Freight Vehicles: beyond the hype

The advancements in city logistics are fostering a rise in smaller, time-sensitive deliveries. Over the past decade, the parcel market has expanded, driven by emerging business models like ship-from-store (B2C and B2B) and quick commerce. Additionally, companies are increasingly emphasizing sustainability. To tackle the challenges of quicker delivery demands, clean transportation (low/zero-emission), and limited space …

Research: encouraging customers to make a more sustainable delivery choice

The rise of e-commerce has led to an increase in parcel deliveries, increasing the need to address last-mile delivery’s cost and environmental impact. Customers accustomed to next-day free delivery can play an essential role by choosing more sustainable delivery options. Retailers and logistic service providers could allow customers to wait for their delivery or pick …

Review: decisive drivers contributing toward modern last mile delivery

A research article by Sharma et al. investigates the drivers of logistics management for Last-Mile Delivery (LMD) in a contemporary business situation. It refers to the 21st century’s innovative and revolutionary changes in the logistics sector. It explains advanced technology and the digital revolution as driving forces in the modern logistics industry. This study adopts …

UPS to acquire Happy Returns, a leader in reverse logistics

UPS announced that it has agreed to acquire Happy Returns from PayPal. Happy Returns is a U.S.-based software and reverse logistics company that enables frictionless, no-box, no-label returns for U.S. merchants and consumers. “We know that returns have long frustrated shoppers and retailers looking for quick and easy solutions,” UPS CEO Carol B. Tomé said. …

Call for paper Innovation for Community Services conference June 12-14

The 24th I4CS conference will be hosted in Maastricht (the Netherlands) at Maastricht University from June 12 to 14, 2024. I4CS stands for Innovation for Community Services. (Smart) City Logistics has a unique opportunity to contribute significantly to enhancing community services. Integrating smart city logistics into community well-being initiatives is vital for optimizing the movement of goods …