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In a Line or Two

11th February 1949
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It is understood that Perkins oil engines will shortly be available in Austin chassis.

The Midlands Electricity Authority has equipped the first of a fleet of service vehicles with G.E.C. radio-telephone apparatus.

Ivleasham Sales Organization has opened an office at 34. Victoria Street, Manchester, 3, with Mr. Douglas D. Varley as manager.

More than £1,000 has been distributed' by T. Wall and Sons, Ltd., in bonuses to drivers who had no accidents during the past 12 months.

Representatives of coach companies and the State transport system were present at the annual ball held last week by London Coastal Coaches. Ltd.

Messrs. E. Ferguson, South Harbour Street, Ayr, who have 24 long-distance haulage vehicles, have been taken over by the British Transport Commission.

The Road Haulage Association will hold its annual general meeting at Beaver House, Great Trinity Lane, London, E.C.4, at 10.30 a.m. on April 8, The works and offices of Flgibox. Ltd., which produces mechanical seals for pumps and compressors, have been moved to Nash Road, Trafford Park, Manchester, 17.

The Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund will hold its annual general meeting at the Connaught Rooms, Great Queen Street, London, W.C.2, at 10.30 a.m. on March 1.


THE operative date of the increase in

the speed limit of heavy 'goods vehicles to 30 m.p.h.—if it comes about at all—is not likely to be before April 1.

The Road Transport Safety Committee is making last-minute efforts to scotch the proposal and is distributing gruesome leaflets pointing to the alleged dangers that an increase in the speed limit would bring about.


DURING a sitting in Edinnurgn. Jast week, Mr. W. Quin, Scottish Licensing Authority, said: "We are concerned at the tendency on the part of the large operators just to wait until the need arises, or until it is directed to their attention by someone making an application. We suggest that those responsible for running the Scottish Motor Traction Co., Ltd., and similar transport undertakings should appoint officers to go and ascertain, especially in development areas, the needs of the public, and be ready to provide services in those areas."

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