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Premier's New Depot Opened

10th May 1963, Page 9
10th May 1963
Page 9
Page 9, 10th May 1963 — Premier's New Depot Opened
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ONE of the Bristol area's best-known independent haulage contractors, Premier Transport of Sussex Street, St. Philip's, opened a new £100,006 parcels depot and warehouse this week. The new premises are situated opposite Premier's present depot in the same road.

The warehouse measures 200 ft. by 48 ft. and the loading bay is large enough for 28 vehicles to be loaded at one time.

Managing director of the firm, Mr. Harold A. Russett.

t o 1 d The Commercial Motor: "I have always envisaged premises like this-it is really my dream come true. We are now, of course, able to offer our customers even greater facilities, but we envisage building another large warehouse adjacent to the new premises very shortly."

Eight offices arc situated at one end of the yvarehouse, all with under-floor heating throughout.

The Russett family have been in both passenger and goods transport since the late 19th century. In 1928, after the passenger side of the business was sold, regular parcels services were started and a mixture of bulk and parcels services were continued until 1935. Now the firm handles about 1,000 tons of foodstuffs a week and truck services operate between Bristol and Bodmin each night, which enables the concern to give next-day delivery in Cornwall.

In his opening address on Monday, Mr. S. W. Nelson, the Western Licensing Authority, said the new premises were a great credit to the Russett family and the realization of an ambition has been achieved with tremendous zest and endeavour.

Mr. Nelson said it was good to know that the firm would shortly introduce a maintenance section. "The Licensing Authorities pay very great attention to the maintenance of vehicles and Mr. Russett has decided to have a muchimproved system for keeping his vehicles in good order ", he said.

An informal luncheon followed at the Grand Hotel, Broad Street, Bristol, attended by nearly 50 guests from the road haulage industry.


Locations: Bristol, Bodmin

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