Standard Semi-trailers at Keen Prices
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To be sold at competitive prices, standard types of semi-trailer are to be sold by Taskers of Andover (1932), Ltd., in lengths of 22 ft., 23 ft. and 24 ft. and with flat platforms, raised raves, S.A.E./S.M.M.T. couplings, outside brake drums and single-speed vertical-lift leg gear.
The company point out that semitrailers are normally made to individual specifications to meet customers' needs, but that the prices of such units are higher than those of vehicles which can be produced in quantity. The QD-type semi-trailers, as the standard models are known, are capable of taking different types of body.
Output of other types of Taskers semitrailer is unaffected.
RURAL BUSES TOO COSTLY
BUS operators could not afford to run their vehicles at a loss in rural areas, Mr. J. A. T. Hanlon, chairman of the Northern Traffic Commissioners, stated. last week. Despite an objection from Northallerton Rural District Council, T. Smirthwaite, Ltd., Northallerton, were allowed to discontinue two journeys between Northallerton and Knayton. It was agreed, however, that one of the journeys should continue on Wednesday afternoons.
LEEDS RECORD BUS PROFIT? 'STIMATES published by Leeds Transport Department show that a surplus of £164,830 is expected by the end of March. This will be the largest since the war, ahd will reduce the undertaking's accumulated deficit from £434,277 to £269,447.
By March, 1959, this figure should go down to 199,427, as a surplus of 1170,000 is expected for 1958-59.