" B.R.S. RATES BASED ON RAIL CHARGES" INCREASES in rates
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by British Road I Services have agitated Widnes Chamber of Commerce, which has succeeded in persuading the Liverpool Chamber to support its representations to the Road Haulage Executive.
A representative of the Widnes Chamber stated that the rates charged in the Widnes area were based on those levied by British Railways. This applied to both shortand long-distance haulage. He maintained that the procedure was illegal.
At a recent meeting of the council of the Liverpool Chamber. Mr. D. S. Inman, chairman of the transport committee. contended that road haulage rates were not at present subject to any statutory regulation.