QUALITY PARTNERSHIPS SOUGHT BY GOVERNMENT TO DELIVER GOODS MORE SUSTAINABLY

The UK Government's sustainable distribution strategy aims to achieve a balance between economic growth, employment, regeneration, and bad environmental impact, Transport Minister John Reid said when launching the strategy in March 1999 and introducing its Sustainable Distribution policy document. The document suggests that 'quality partnerships', involving local authorities, the freight industry, businesses, residents, and community and environmental groups, could examine how to move freight traffic away from peak hours. They could help to ensure that traffic did not disturb residents and arrange new working hours. The Road Haulage Association (RHA) agreed that it would be sensible to make deliveries when roads were less congested, but pointed out that the European Union working time directives could make this difficult. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has developed a set of best practices for more efficient deliveries with less environmental damage.

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  • Publication Date: 1999-3-11

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 9
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  • Accession Number: 00765790
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 1 1999 12:00AM