Retailers' reduction of road miles should be praised, particularly as it comes ahead of their own self-imposed targets, but this isn't the only initiative on the block.

The Freight Transport Association is working with retailers, the Noise Abatement Society and the Department for Transport on quiet night-time deliveries. As Transport Minister Paul Clark said, "quiet out-of-hours deliveries can cut congestion and pollution, and save businesses time and money".

What are businesses waiting for?

Natalie Chapman, Freight Transport Association