Haulier Warned: Keep Vehicles Roadworthy
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A SCOTTISH haulier was warned last
week that if he had further convictions for failing to maintain his vehicles, he would be ordered to show why his licence should not be revoked. He was Mr. F. W. McIntyre, Greengairs, Airdrie, who was applying for renewal of his two-vehicle B licence.
Mr. W. Quin, Scottish Licensing Authority, said although there were no objectors, he had called Mr. McIntyre to question him about the condition of his vehicles. In May and June, 1956, he was convicted of carrying dangerous loads, and failing to 'maintain tyres and speedometers. There was a similar conviction for tyres and speedometers in June, 1957. In 1956 there had also been'a conviction for carrying goods without a licence.
Mr. Quin said he realized the vehicles were given a good deal of rough usage, but the licence holder was responsible for keeping them in good condition.
A letter was produced from a firm of motor engineers certifying that the vehicles were now roadworthy, and the application was granted.
FOUR YEARS' GAOL FOR B.R.S. LORRY THEFT
" ANYONE who chooses to take part
in grave criminal enterprises of this kind must expect severe punishment," said Mr. Justice Barry, when he sentenced a lorry driver to four years' imprisonment at Hampshire Assizes, last week. The man, Victor George Lucas, Plaistow, had been found guilty of conspiring to steal a British Road Services lorry and its load, valued at £27,500, stealing it, and being an accessory before the fact.
The judge referred to the incident as "a premeditated and very carefully planned theft." Harry Nicholas Croxson, transport director, Rainham (Essex), was sentenced to two years' imprisonment after admitting conspiring to steal and stealing the vehicle.
The driver of the lorry and another lorry driver are already in prison.
THE following companies have been appointed by Tecalemit, Ltd., for the installation of Syndromic automatic chassis lubrication equipment: S.M.T. Sales and Service Co., Ltd., 39 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, and 1'77 Finnieston Street, Glasgow; J. H. Sparshatt (Southampton), Ltd., Redbridge, Southampton; Normand, Ltd., Cumberland Avenue, London, N.W.10; Kennings, Ltd., Derby Turn, Burton-on-Trent, and 232 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, 8; Reliance Garage Co. (Brighouse), Ltd., Wakefield Road, Brighouse; H. Woodward and Sons, Ltd., Formby, Liverpool; Coventry and Jeffs, Ltd., Stafford Street, Bedminster, Bristol; and Drake Motors. Ltd., Salisbury Road, Plymouth.
Tecalemit's Scottish and Northern Ireland regional office is now at 86 Cambridge Street, Glasgow, C.2. Nylon tubing is being used on Syndromic lubricators to save 30-45 lb. per chassis and reduce installation time.