Silent nights

Inspired by a Dutch initiative, Sainsbury's is trialling a 'Silent Approach' to supply its UK supermarkets at time when there are no customers around and little other traffic on the road. Some of the measures in the scheme include: acoustic curtains between the delivery vehicle and the store, trucks fitted with white-noise reversing alarms, refrigeration units switched off just before arrival in store, and radios switched off when cab doors are open.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 48,49-50
  • Serial:
    • Publisher: Reed Business Information, Limited
    • ISSN: 0010-3063

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01109322
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2008 8:08AM