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- RING from National Bus npany at the end of the year

12th September 1981
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be David Glassborow who give up his post of director research and strategic ming at the end of Sepiber.

Ir Glassborow began his )er in transport in 1954 when joined the British Transport nmision to form and head economics division.

then the 1962 Transport Act ied the Transport Commis1, Mr Glassborow became d of Economics Division of British Railways Board. At end of 1964 he headed the nomic research at the TransHolding Company until that anisation was divided into Scottish Transport Group National Freight Coration in 1969.

ith the formation of NBC, Mr ssborow became chief nning and development :er to the company, and star of planning and depment of the NBC Federa

Ltd. In 1972 he was made ctor of central activities, in .ge of the National Express work and the National Noll; organisation.

1975, he was appointed :Aar of economic planning, responsibility for the NBC ning Department at Oxford the NBC Marketing and rational Research Departt at Peterborough. At the : of 1977 his position was regnated director of research strategic planning.

new British Transport Adising Limited chairman is ak Fowler, a vice-chairman :he British Railways Board

e 1980, and a member of the rd since 1975. He takes over n David McKenna who has -ed.

Peter King has become Parts Sales Development manager for York Trailers. Mr King joined York 15 years ago as purchasing assistant, and has recently been responsible for parts distribution. In his new position he will be in charge of parts sales for the York branches, and the transport fleet of 40 vans.

Archbold Truck Sales and Service Ltd has appointed David Taylor to the board. He becomes the company's sales director after 18 years in the commercial vehicle business. He has been with the Archbold group for five years, selling IVECO lorries.

Richard Cox has been made divisional executive chairman of the Garage Equipment Division of Tecalemit Ltd, taking over from the late Roy Scanes. Mr Cox has also become president directeur-general of Fog autolube SA, Myennes, France, a member of the Tecalemit group of companies.

Obituary We record with regret the death of Ralph Hilton at 59 and Robert Whitty at 32.

Mr Hilton, who was managing director of the Hilton Amalgamated Transport Group, the parent company of WBS Transport Ltd and London Comprehensive Freight Services, was one of the most successful and resilient entrepreneurs in the post-war road haulage business. HAT claims to be the largest independent haulage business in the country, with a 400 vehicle fleet based in London and South-east England.

After leaving the army, Mr Hilton became a one-man operator in 1954, and by 1970 had several hundred vehicles in his Hilton Transport Services business. The company then went public and, as Roadships Ltd, absorbed several other transport companies to become a 1,500 employee group, with the Industrial and Commercial Finance Corporation owning 47 per cent.

Roadships went into receivership in 1975, by which time Mr Hilton had resigned from the company (and been fined £2,500 for falsifying accounting records) and set up his phoenix enterprise. A spokesman for HAT told CM that the business is being continued according to Mr Hilton's instructions.

Mr Whitty, who lived at East Kilbride, was a West Scotland Lorry Driver of the Year winner last year. He was killed when his van collided with a gas tanker.

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