Nationalization Discussed at Leeds
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THE industrial transport manager's duties will become more and more onerous under nationalization, suggested Mr. W G. Anwyl, transport liaison officer to the Fibreboard Packing-case Makers' Association, and formerly for many years an official of the Railway Clearing House, at the meeting with which the Leeds Branch of the Industrial Transport Association opened its new session, on September 2.
Urging the association's value as an aid to industrial transport managers in keeping up to date with changes affecting their duties, Mr. Anwyl instanced changes resultant -upon nationalization. "I can tell you," he said, "that goods classification, rates, cartage facilities and ancillary services of all kinds in connection with transport are in the melting pot; they are all under review, and changes are bound to take place."
Another nationalization point was raised during questions. Mr. Anwyl was asked by Mr. A. Gledhill if he thought the railway regulations regarding packing would be more or less adopted by the road haulage section of the nationalized transport organization.
Replying in the affirmative, Mr. Anwyl said certain steps were already being taken towards greater uniformity as between road and rail transport and packing was certainly on the list of matters to be considered.
POWER PLANT "INSURANCE" FOR 1,500 WORKERS
AN "insurance policy" power generating plant, installed by Guy Motors, Ltd., Wolverhampton, eliminates the threat of unemployment to 1,500 employees and will enable full production to continue if mains power cuts be again imposed upon industry during the coming winter.
The plant—powered by four Blackstone oil engines and giving a total output of 379 kilowatts—is capable of providing 60 to 70 per cent. of the company's electricity requirements.
The installation of the plant was carried out entirely by Guy employees, under the supervision of Mr. Jack Court (works electrical engineer), and Mr. George Wood.