BIG FLEET OF TIPPERS WANTED.
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The South African Railways and Harbours Administration is calling for tenders (Tender No. 1,208) for the supply of 22 four or six-cylinder three or four-wheeled 2i-ton tipping trucks, equipped with steel bodies having manually operated end-tipping gear. Tenders Must be addressed to the Secretary to the Tender Board, South African Railway Headquarters. Johannesburg, and be received by March 22. The Department of Overseas Trade, 35, Old Queen Street, London, S.W.1, can supply details of the specifications and general conditions of the tender.
Wilson-Electrics Price Increase.
Partridge, Wilson and Co., Ltd., Davenset Works, Leicester, announces an increase in the prices of all WilsonElectric vehicles, and a new schedule of current list prices is now available. In the LW series there are seven models available, and in the MW series three vehicles are listed.
Transport Co-ordination Lectures.
Among the public lectures of outstanding interest to be given on Tuesdays at the London School of Economics during the Lent term, is a series by Sir Lynden Macassey on " The Coordination of Railway and Road Traffic."
400,000 Tractors in Soviet.
In a recent address, J. V. Stalin, head of the Soviet Union, stated that the collective farms in Soviet Russia are now provided with 316,000 tractors of a total capacity of 5,700,000 h.p. If taken together with those of the State farms, there are now more than 400,000 tractors, aggregating 7,580,000 h.p., in use in the country.
• Haulier Given Another Chance.
A Leicester haulage contractor received a stern warning from the East Midland Licensing Authority, Mr. J. H. Stirk, last week " I have a very bad report about your client," said Mr. Stirk to Mr. A. H. Headley, who represented the applicant. "I am told that he never does repairs until he is compelled to do so. When the examiner asks him to see to repairs to a vehicle, he puts a mechanic on the job, and so soon as the inspector has left, he takes the mechanic off andhe puts the vehicle on the road."
Mr. Headley explained that for some time his client had had a bard time financially. Whatever may have been the case. in the past, he would abide by his responsibilities in the future.
Mr. Stirk; " I am in a personal difficulty, because a prosecution is pending against him. If his record be not better in the future than it has been in the past, I shall have no alternative but to say that he is not a fit and proper person to hold, a licence,"
The application for therenewal of four A licences and one B licence was granted.