THE FOUR Rs OF FREIGHT DELIVERY LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
In an effort to address concerns about freight movement and especially the safety of vulnerable road users, Transport for London (TfL) convened a large stakeholder group in 2011 at a Freight Forum to develop and discuss strategies to improve deliveries and large-vehicle safety. TfL released the Four Rs to encourage new strategies: Reduce (making fewer, larger shipments), Re-Time (shifting to nighttime or off-peak deliveries), Re-Route (modifying truck routes, order of deliveries, or depots used to reduce mileage), and Revise Mode (walking or cycling the last mile of deliveries). As a result, during the 2012 Olympics, the city saw a 20% drop in aytime deliveries and a 10% reduction in freight activity by coordinated stockpiling and consolidation of goods.
London, United Kingdom