Many towns and cities, whilst being busy commercial centres, are sensitive to environmental, congestion and traffic volume concerns. Using its 8 depot network, RDFL offers regional consolidation and stocking services. This allows manufacturers to send bulk loads into an RDFL depot, where they can then be combined with other manufacturers' products for the same delivery point. This not only gives the manufacturer a cost and service advantage by storing locally, but also reduces the amount of vehicles making smaller deliveries to the town or city centre locations. This service is particularly useful for retailers, allowing them to reduce call-off lead times, and allowing them to devote more store space to selling product rather than holding stock.