Radius for Coal Put at 50 Miles
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BECAUSE a former associated company is now an entirely separate entity, Hunter's of Hull (Transport), Ltd., were at Bridlington last week granted an increased radius for 10 B-licensed vehicles engaged on the carriage of coal, coke and oil.
Mr. R. E. Paterson. for Hunter's, told the Yorkshire Licensing Authority, Maj. F. S. Eastwood, that following the death last year of Mr. George Hunter—a joint director of both the transport company and G. Hunter and Sons (Coal), Ltd.— the companies were now no longer connected.
Because of the previous shareholdings, the B-licensed vehicles had been able to carry coal for G. Hunter from the West Riding for many years, and they were now seeking to extend the radius of 10 vehicles to 50 miles so that they could continue to do so. , Cross-examined by Mr. T. B. Atkinson, for British Railways. Mr. Harold Hunter said that over half the coal carried was opencast and unsuitable for carriage by rail. Forty-two of the company's vehicles could do this work and the main purpose of the application was to tidy up the conditions of the 18 vehicles on B licence, six of which could already carry general goods within 60 miles, and make them interchangeable.
Mr. Atkinson, submitted that the railways accepted •Mr. Hunter's evidence, but they were concerned about the possibility of vehicles with these conditions getting into other hands in the West Riding and being used for a very different purpose.
Granting the "application, Maj. Eastwood said it was a common-sense one. If the vehicles changed hands a check could be made on their operations. .