Vehicles Assigned After Application
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EVIDENCE that part of their fleet had been assigned to the brother of the appliCants since the application was made, caused complications before the Yorkshire Licensing Authority at Bridlington on Tuesday, when Dunlings Haulage, Ltd.. Hull, applied to add two vehicles of 4 tons each to their A licence.
Mr. R. E. Paterson, forDunlings, said the application was justified on figures alone, although two special A vehicles out of their fleet of five A-licence vehicles were assigned to G. Dunling on June I last, after business difficulties. From November. 1955, to October, 1956, their own vehicle earnings were £15,274 and hiring, £13.529. Last month hiring figures were £300 more than their own earnings.
Their main business was a daily service to Liverpool and the Midlands; 90 per cent, of the goods carried were for export. The assignment of the special A vehicles had not affected customers: Mr. W. Dunking said the hiring figures included about £500 done by his brother's vehicles since the split. These vehicles still operated from the same 'base, but under a different name and livery, and would probably change their base shortly.
Maj. F. S. Eastwood, Licensing Authority, reserved decision until he had looked at the evidence put in for the grant of the assignment in June. He would want the figures split between the present vehicles and those assigned.
MEASURE ON B.T.C. FINANCE fi A MEASURE will be laid before r-A you to give effect to proposals arising from the recent comprehensive review of the financial and economic position and prospects of the British Transport Commission," stated the Royal Address to both Houses of Parliament on Tuesday.
The Queen's Speech also referred to a measure to replace the existing emergency powers in respect of hirepurchase and hiring agreements, and to regulate borrowing by hire-purchase finance companies.
polifical correspornien1 vrites: The reference to the establishment of a free market in Europe may have important results for commercial-vehicle manufacturers.
An opportunity may be given to transport operators in the new session of Parliament to protest against the increases in rates on depots.
FiVF C-licence vehicles are used at the new West Bromwich depot of Chloride Batteries. Ltd.. to deliver batteries to other depots and customers. It was officially opened on Tuesday.
Internally, mechanical handling has been applied, and many batteries are disnatched on pallets. A Lansing Bagnail one-ton pedestrian-controlled truck is employed. The pallets are of special sled and have detachable sides.