Wide Distribution of Ex-B.R.S. Lorries
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THE original intention of the Trans port Act, 1953, to spread the formerly State-owned vehicles among a large number of operators has been realized.
According to 'records maintained by The Commercial Motor, special A licences have so far been issued to well over 6,000 hauliers. Compared with ' the number of vehicles sold-19,304— this indicates that, on average, each holds three vehicles.
And with lorries still changing hands, the scope of distribution is still on the increase. Transfers are reported from seven areas this week.
Further assignments are those of Mr. William Hunter, Loanhead, of a lorry (4% tons) to Mr. Thomas W. Davidson, latr., Edinburgh; Mr. Campbell W. Duguid, Denny, one (3% tons) to Messrs. William Cowan and Sons, Falkirk; Messrs. Glovanetti and Scott, address not known; one (3 tons) to Messrs. G. and S. Express Transport. Saltcoats; and Wescol (Bradford), Ltd., County Garage. Trinity Lane, Ripon, an articulated vehicle (1% tons) and a trailer to T. and B. Transport, Ltd., Dundee. Messrs. Cowan have, in turn, transferred an articulated vehicle (234 tons) and a trailer to Mr. John Bennett, Falkirk,
NORTHERN AREA An articulated vehicle (2 tons 13 cwt.) and a trailer have been made over to T. Rodwell and Son. Ltd., Wombwell, by Mr. W, H. Fraser, 220 Moss Heights Avenue, Glasgow, S.W.2.
NORTH-WEST Seven vehicles, including tour articulated outfits (38% tons), taken over from Harris Road Set-vices, Ltd., Lostock Gralam, Northwich, by C. R. Armfteld„ Ltd., 26 Chapel Street. Liverpool. 3, have now been transferred to Harris Road Services, Ltd., at their Liverpool base. Harris Road Services have also aconite.' two articulated outfits (1(1% tons) from Mr. N. Beech, Hope Street, Hanley.
A local-based lorry (7% tons) has been .transferred to Mr. L Pickavance, 17 Consett Road. Thatto Heath, St. Helens, by Gieave TrenSh011 (Audlem), Ltd., Audlem. Mr. 1. Bagnalt, 4 Fairlawn Street, MOSS Side, Manchester, 14, has taken over two lorries (6% tons) from Mr. J. M. Bagnall, address not known; Mr. J. H. Brocklehurst, 42 Hyde Road, WoodleV. Stockport, one (3% tons) from Prince Transport (Warrington), Ltd„ 44 Arpley Street, Warrington; Jones Transport (Abergale), Ltd., Trent y Twr Garage, Abergale, one (214 tons) from Mr. r. Brinrnev. The Close, Sharnfold, Hinckley; Messrs. F., Milner and Son, Brewery Lane Garage, Lancaster, one (644 tons) from Warrington Warehousing Co., 40a Ellesmere Road, Stockton Heath; Mr. E Shaw, 199 Kent Street, Preston, one (4% tons) from Mr, K. Miller, 5 Oakmere Avenue, Withnell. near Chorley; Mr. W. South-worth, Liverpool Road, Rufford, near Orrnskirk, one (8% tons) from. S. 1. Harris (Transport), Ltd., Glasgow; C. Walley (Jubilee Garage), Ltd., Jubilee Garage, Moreton, Congteron, one (51/4 tons) front Messrs. Humphersion Bros., New House Farm, Kingsbury, near Tamworth; Mr, H. L, Whittaker, 16 Hawthorn Avenue, Edenfield, Ramsbottom, one (3 tons) from Mr. G. Brough, 53 Oak Road, Manchester.
Two articulated vehicles have been taken over by Valley Transport Co., Ltd., 254-8 Wincolmlee, Hull., One of them came from Flowerdown Road Haulage, Ltd., Hull, and the other from Ack. 'worth Transport Co., Ltd,, Wakefield Road, Ackworth.
Other transfers are; a lorry to Crow Bros. (Transport Services), Ltd., 8 Listerhills Road, Bradford, by Mr. H. Clough, Cleckheaton; two to Kenneth F. Topham (Hauliers), Ltd.. 141 Campbell Street, Hull, by Kenneth F. Topham, Ltd.. of the same address; one to Mr. J. Davis, 20 Clumergate, Horbury, by Mr. F. Jackson, Dewsbury; a trailer to Calder ValleY Transport Co., Ltd., 9 Harrison Road, Halifax, by Bluebird Garages (Hull), Ltd., Hull; and a trailer to S. Hughes (Commercial), Ltd., Dick Lane, Bradford, By Mr. H. N. Ingham, Horsforth, Nr. Leeds.
WEST MIDLANDS Messrs. F. Lewis and Sons (Birmingham), 155. 167 Miller Street, Birmingham, 6. have taken over six lorries (32;4 tons) front Messrs. F. Lewis and Sons. of the same address.
Special A licences for four vehicles (17 tons) have been granted by the West Midland Licensing Authority to Mr.. E. Sanderson, 81 Hyndland Road, Glasgow, W. One of these, for a Lorry (51/4 tons), has now been revoked on the transfer of the vehicle to P. McCallum and Sons, Ltd., Widnes. Other transfers authorized are those of George Tones and Sons (Birmingham), Ltd., Bolton Street, Birmingham, 9, of a lorry (3 tons) (0 Mr. A. Bennett, Green Lane. Studley: Mr. J. W. Morris, Grafton Manor, Bromsgrove, one (3 tons) to 13rcansgrove Transport Co., Grafton Manor, Brontsgrove; Millichamp Haulage, Ltd., 116 Frederick Road, Birmingham, 33, one (2% tons) to I, and G. Transport and Storage, Ltd., Wright Street, Birmingham, 10; Messrs. E. and 1. Davis, Stockwell Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, 21, one (3% tons) to Cyril Thompson (Transport). Ltd., 66 Goodrich Street, Birmingham, 7; Mr. N. Beech, Hope Street, Harder, one (2% torts) to Skeet Bros„ Ltd., Fairview, Hanbury, near Burton noon Trent; Radbourne Bros., Ltd.. Baraset Farm, Alveston, an articulated vehicle (43/a tons) and a trailer to Messrs. J. Mate and Son, Shut End, Pensnett; and A. and H. Davey (Roadways), Ltd., Vernon Road, Stoke-on-Trent. a trailer to Road Services (Caledonian), Ltd., Dumfries.
EAST IVHDLANDS Two lorries (4 tons 12 cwt.) have been taken over from Mr. V. J. Grange, 124 Bridge Street. Peterborough. One of these (2% tons) has now been transferred to Messrs. Benton Bros., 14 Union Street, Boston, and another (2 tons 11 cwt.). taken over in an earlier purchase. has gone to Messrs. Dabbs Transport, Maurits., Sleaford Road, Boston.
The East Midland Licensing Aultority has also authorized the transfer of six ferries (34 tons '7 cwt.) and a trailer (2 tons 2 cwt.) to Messrs. 3. Bradley and Sons, Stammer Farm, Old Cillastone, Mansfield, by Messrs. R. and W. Bradley, of the same address; a hairy (5 tons) to Mr. I. I. Comery, 7Central Chambers, High Street, Long Eaton, by Mr. A. Rhodes, Carlton Road. Nottingham; one (4 tons 13 cwt.) to Hambfins Suppliers. Ltd., 498 Melton Road. Leicester, by Mr., R. S. Hamblin, 203 Leicester Road, Thurmaston, Leicester; one (2 tons 17 cwt.) to Mr. R. E. Illingworth, 22 Dastard Road, Cleethorpes, by Mr. R. Horberry, Brigg; one (3 tons 18 cwt.) to Mr. W. G. Champion. 23 Devonshire Drive, ,Lungwith, by Mansfield Haulage, Ltd., Stacey Road Garage, Mansfield; and two (9 tons /4 cwt.) to SedgleY Motors, Ltd., District Bank Chambers, Hold l Street, Leicester. by Murphy Bros., Ltd., Feature Buildings, Melton Road, Thurmaston, Leicester.
Mansfield Haulage have, in turn, taken over a -lorry (9 tons) from G. H. Longrnore, Ltd.. Markham Road, Chesterfield.
EASTERN COUNTIES Messrs. Page Bros., Cape]. St. Mary, Ipswich, have successfully tendeted for Ipswich unit 10166, comprising an articulated vehicle (4 tons).
SOUTHERN AREA One-vehicle purchases have been made by Messrs. R. and J. Filbee, Inglewood, Smiting Lane, Sonning, Reading (3%, tons); Messrs. A. J. and D. K. Friend, The Anchorage, Church Hill, Shepherdswell, Dover (3 tons); and MessrsE. R. hleacher and Sons, Moorvale, Sunset Road, Totton, Southampton (3 tons).
LONDON AND HOME COUNTIES Brown Bros. (Sittinghourne), Ltd., Chalkweli Road, Sittingbourne, have assigned a lorry (3.!....; tons) to A. 3. Purkiss, Ltd., Horse She Farm, Latton, Harlow.