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Internet traffic fear

INTERNET shopping could boost traffic volumes by 20% over the next few years, according to motor industry analysts. Professor Peter Cooke head of the Centre for Automotive Industries Management, Nottingham Trent University, suggested that organisations should reserve a handful of workplace parking spaces for service vehicles to cut down on-street obstructions.

'There has been huge growth in internet shopping abroad in the last two or three years, with same-day deliveries for goods ordered on the internet. In at least one of the countries they are forecasting a 20% increase in traffic movement. More specific vehicles are coming into the market place for particular operations.'

He also said organisations using delivery firms should look into partnerships with each other to reduce the number of trips and deliveries made.

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