Phoenix Rises in the West Country
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['WO years ago, the national council
of the Traders' Road Transport ssociation was uncertain whether to mtinue the Devon and Cornwall Area ; an entity. A final effort was made stimulate interest in the Association xi was so successful that the area's -st annual dinner, which took place st week in Plymouth, was the largest rer held by the T.R.T.A. outside ondon.
Mr. F. D. Fitz-Gerald, national eretary, revealed this at the dinner Col. Arthur Jerrett, national presimt, who had just returned from artugal and travelled from Wolverimpton to Plymouth although he had )t fully recovered from food poisoning intracted in Portugal, doubted hether railway traffic could stand bother increase in charges. C-licence :els would be enlarged and the ritish Transport Commission would even more anxious for the trader's eedom of operation to be restricted. he future of trade and industry mended on the successful solution of le road-rail problem.
Mr. J. R. F. Bradford, chairman of le Devon and Cornwall Area of the oad Haulage Association, emphasized e importance of a strong association C-licence holders. was certain at they had a fight before them—but )t with the haulier.
Other speakers were Mr. A. C. Abyan Windeatt, legal advisor to the evon and Cornwall Area, Aid. Mrs.
J. Marshall, Lord Mayor of Plyouth, and Mr. D. G. Gilbert, Area 'airman, who presided.
DCA], LIAISON BY C-LICENSEES developing sections with member) ship confined to a particular town id the immediate neighbourhood, the andon and Home Counties Area of e Traders' Road Transport Associam is giving C-licence holders more equent opportunities of meeting to scuss their problems.
A meeting of this kind was held last cek at Poole by the recently formed aurnemouth, Poole and District .ction and was extremely well tended. Mr. R. E. G, Brown, area cretary, was present to answer lestions.
IIGHER PAY FOR BUS STAFFS
4LERICAL and supervisory staffs of
some companies in the ex-Tilling oup and the Yorkshire Traction Co.; d., have been granted higher pay as e result of negotiations by the Transirt and General Workers' Union.
Adult clerks over 24 receive an crease of 7s. 61. a week, with propormal rises for those under 24; 10s. Ira is granted to inspectorate grades id operating foremen, including 2s. 6d. r Saturday-afternoon work.
These increases are retrospective to ecember 20, 1950, and apply to those mpanies in the Tilling group with iich T G.W.U. has agreements.
Rises of 7s. 6d. a week for all male and female. workers of the Yorkshire Traction Co., Ltd., over 21 have been implemented from the first full pay week following December 20: there are proportional rises for minors.
WORKMEN'S FARES REDUNDANT
REDUCED fares for workmen were no longer necessary because workmen's wages were now on a par with those of black-coated workers, said Major F. S. Eastwood, Yorkshire Licensing Authority, at the annual ball of Sheffield United Tours, Ltd.
ARTICULATED OUTFIT MOVES BUS BODY PARTS
TWO special vehicles are being employed by Saunders-Roe (Anglesey), Ltd., for the transport of bus-body components from its works at Eastleigh, Southampton, to the chief factory at Beaurnaris.
Front and rear ends of bodies are fabricated at Eastleigh and the two
machines each make two delivery runs a week on the 300-mile trip. The components are secured in a steel frame, and the lower well is used to carry smaller items of material.
R. A. Dyson and Co., Ltd., Liverpool, 8, constructed the semi-trailer. which has a capacity of 8-10 tons. The unit is 24 ft. 6 ins, long with tractor and 7 ft. 3 ins, wide. Girling brakes with Clayton servo are fitted. The prime mover is a Leyland Comet.
LT.A. ANNUAL MEETINGS
ANNUAL general meetings of the Sheffield, London and Birmingham branches of the Industrial Transport Association will be held as follows:— March 19, Royal Victoria Station Hotel, Sheffield, 7 p.m.; March 20, Royal Society of Arts, London, W.C.2, 6.30 p.m.; March 21, Imperial Hotel, Birmingham, 6.45 p.m.
'THE Gervis exchange scheme for all 1 types of reconditioned shock absorber now operates on art immediate-exchange basis. The service has also been greatly extended, states Gervis Components, Ltd., 4, Wakeman Road, London, N.W.I0, and each unit is covered by a six-month warranty