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10th June 1977, Page 29
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

Having read your news story "Cowboy coaches face showdown," and being a small operator myself, I welcome any investigation which will get rid of disreputable (cowboy) operators, both large and small.

I feel that the question of premises is a false one. I have no premises, but my vehicles although old are good enough to pass Ministry inspection (Col, MoT, and spot-check) with only minor defects.

Another company with 10 plus coaches, two yards and repair facilities allow their older vehicles to fall apart; these same coaches are in use every day. At the same time this,, company have done everything in their power to push me off . the road.

My point is that cowboys come in all sizes and should all be investigated, not only the owner/operator. I employ one full-time driver, wages £1.12 per hour, overtime at 25 per cent of the job, occasional part-time drivers at £1.00 per hour. No driver is allowed to exceed driving hours; two drivers on any journey over 100 miles each way. •

I have in my possession a letter from a local councillor stating how good a service.I provide and also the support of a local school staff for my. road services. At a recent public hearing I received a compliment from an engineer of the Traffic Commissioners' Office.

I have just recently made a contract with a local garage for monthly maintenance and ' servicing of my coaches. I wish that others who do have yards could be less inefficient.

G. L. S. DIGBY, Gary's Coaches, Mildmay Motors, Sevenoaks, Kent.


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