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f500,000 Dumper Order: Thirty-four British
built Euclid 27-ton dumpers costing £500,000 have been ordered by Yugoslavia.
M.C.C. Leicester Branch: A new branch of the Mercantile Credit Co.. Ltd., was opened on Monday at Jubilee Buildings, Charles Street, Leicester, Safety in Design: The Automobile Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers will discuss "Safety Features in Vehicle Design" on February 24.
Change of Address: As from March 2, the office of the South Eastern Traffic Commissioners will be at Southbridge House, Southwark Bridge Road, London, S.E.1.
Credit Where Due: The British Trailer Co., Ltd., built the semi-trailers of the vehicle operated by Harris Road Services, Ltd., and of the 100-passenger bus illustrated last week.
Car Hire Acquisition: Ryans Car Hire. Ltd., Dublin and London, have acquired the share capital of O'Neill Motors, Ltd., Dublin, the garage which carries out their maintenance in Eire.
Mercedes Exports: Exports of MercedesBenz oil engines last year totalled about £1,950,000, compared with £1,558,333 in 1957. The company's biggest market was France.
No B.T.C. Stand: Long Eaton Urban District Council have refused to allow the British Transport Commission to set up a mobile inquiry bureau in the market place next May.
I.P.C. Address Change: The address of the Institute of Public Cleansing will change next Monday. The Institute arc moving into larger premises at 28 Portland Place, London, W.I.
Apartheid for Goods: Pietermaritzburg Road Transportation Board, South Africa, are considering whether 'hauliers should confine their activities to either whites or non-Europeans.
Standard in Italy : The Standard Motor Co., Ltd., have formed a wholly owned subsidiary in Naples known as StandardTriumph Italiana, to import, assemble and distribute their products in Italy.
Lower Turnover: Coventry Transport Department's staff turnover last year was 24 per cent., compared with 26 per cent. in 1957. However, whereas 228 new employees were recruited last year, 229 left.
Bus Station Delay: A new bus station at Newport, I.o.W., for the Southern Vectis Omnibus Co., Ltd., will not be ready for
use this year, as originally planned. It is hoped to start work on the site next year.
Big Czech Display: The whole second floor of the entrance building at this year's Geneva Motor Show has been booked by Czechoslovakia, Fifteen other countries' will take part in the show, which runs from March 12 to 22.
Perkins School: A three-day sales and engineering school at Peterborough organized by F. Perkins, Ltd.' and Commer byCars, Ltd., was attended y 16 Roots, Commer and !Carrier sales representatives from many parts of the country.
Profit Foreseen: Grimsby-Cleuthorpes Transport Undertaking are flourishing and it is expected that there will be a substantial surplus at the end of the financial year, current takings being an improvement upon those for the same period of last year.
U.S. Drivers' Award: Lorry drivers in the U.S.A. have won minimum wages of 17s. 6d. an hour through the Teamsters' Union. The Union president, Mr. J. R. Hoffa, has discounted talk of a national strike of lorry drivers, saying this would not be a practical move.
New Simms Branch: Simms Motor Units. Ltd., on Monday opened their 18th provincial branch, this time at Carlisle. They have acquired the business of Smith's Electrical Service Station, London Road, which will be managed by Mr. E. Doming, formerly motor trade manager at Manchester.