Overnight distribution

Areas of Expertise (1)


A scientific team including a representative of BRRC was formed for the Belgian Science Policy Office. This team investigated whether overnight distribution is a feasible option for urban goods transport in Belgium. Various stakeholders were asked about the advantages and disadvantages to be expected from overnight distribution. The study comprised a European benchmark, a literature study, (Internet) questionnaires, and in-depth interviews. The legal aspects and social basis were considered, together with road safety, economic impact, and potential modal shift. Practical policy guidelines were defined.

More information on this project can be found at www.belspo.be (Database of research projects FEDRA), by searching for “Night-time delivery: a potential option in urban distribution? (NIGHT DELI)” – Research project AP/41.