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An analysis of online shopping and home delivery in the UK

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UK Researchers recently published an analysis of online shopping and home delivery in the UK. The comprehensie report contains a review and analysis of online retail shopping and home delivery operations in the UK. It has been carried out as part of the EPSRC-funded Freight Traffic Control (FTC) 2050 project, which is investigating the scope …

Urban freight: hub or no hub?

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Countless books and articles have been written about urban distribution centers, logistics decoupling points, city hubs and urban consolidation centers. Every self-respecting European city has been the scene of such initiatives – the one more successful than the other, but all highly subsidized in any case. What can we learn from those initiatives? The best …

Give drivers more freedom to plan

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Carriers send their drivers out on the road with a set of strict transport orders. Transport planners specify exactly which route the driver is to take. But is that really so smart? With traffic being so uncertain, who is in the best position to make the best decisions: the planner at his desk or the …

Direct vision: improving road safety in urban freight

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London Cycling is campaigning for ‘direct vision’ to improve driver vision. Most cyclist deaths in London involve large lorries, around three quarters of these are contracted to construction and related industries. The standard large lorry used in the construction industry is built to an off-road specification that puts the driver high up with no view of …

The future of sustainable city logistics

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Clean and sustainable cities are appealing places to live, to work, to enjoy life, and – not least – to invest in. Sustainable city logistics needs to contribute to more livable and appealing cities with zero-emission vehicles that better match the size of the city, but also to the consolidation of freight flows and the …