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14th June 1935, Page 30
14th June 1935
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

At Dundee Sheriff Court, Mr. Alan Miller, Carnous tie, was fined £1 for having, on March 16, used a lorry without a licence. He pleaded not guilty, holding that he had posted in Carnoustie, on March 15, the application for a licence, together with the fee. The letter did not reach Aberdeen until March 18 and the Authority back-dated the licence from March 18, although it was not sent until March 25.

Sheriff Malcolm said it was not arguable that, because an application was in the course of transit to the Authority, the applicant was covered,

Road-accident Returns.

The following figures are extracted from the Ministry of Transport return of persons killed or injured in road accidents during the week ended June 1, 1935, the figures in parentheses being those for the corresponding week in 1934. The number of persons who died as a result of accidents during previous weeks is included in the total. In England 82 (112) persons were killed and 3,841 (4,345) injured, whilst in Scotland 13 (13) were killed and 434 (422) injured. The figures for Wales show that 3 (9) persons were killed and 188 (202) injured.

Magistrates' Rulings on Overloading Not Consistent.

At a recent meeting of Bootle Corporation's highway committee, it was reported that, during the month, 37 vehicles had been intercepted, six of which were overloaded. Warnings were issued in two instances; proceedings had been instituted against four firms and in two cases fines had been imposed, but the other two cases had been dismissed on payment of costs.

,The town clerk was asked to communicate with the Minister of Transport and the clerk to the Borough Justices, pointing out the disparity in the findings of magistrates in these cases.

Special Scottish Clearing House for Fish.

The existence of a fish-transport agency, which owned no vehicles but was able to arrange for the carriage of fish from Aberdeen to London, was mentioned at a sitting of the Northern Scotland Licensing Authority. Messrs. Fraser's Transport, Aberdeen, sought an extra vehicle for general haulage, including the conveyance of fish from Aberdeen to Glasgow. The London and North Eastern and London, Midland and Scottish Railway companies objected.

Evidence was led to show that the applicants experienced difficulty in hiring vehicles for the long-distance transport of fish. Mr. W. Weir, for the L.M.S., said that the landings of fish at Aberdeen, last year, were 17,000 tons lower than in 1933, whilst the fish-transport agency was able to provide vehicles when necessary.

The Licensing Authority asked whether this was an association which B20 held itself up as being able to obtain road transport for fish consigned to London. Mr. Weir replied in the affirmative. The Authority, remarking that the fact would be borne in mind, adjourned the application for three months, a hiring margin being allowed for that period.

Leyland Fire-engines for Buenos Aires.

In the face of competition from the United States and Europe, an order for fire-engines for Buenos Aires has been awarded to Leyland Motors, Ltd. CO-ORDINATING CONCILIATION BOARDS.

The idea of consultation between employers' panels of the Area Conciliation Boards has been revived, in the form of a co-ordinating committee comprising representatives of the employers' panels of the Northern, North-Western and Yorkshire Areas. Following the issue of the report of the National Board, employers in the North of England took the initiative in the formation of a co-ordinating committee. This later extended its scope to the Midlands and London.

Statistics That Aid Propaganda.

A new edition of "Road Notes, Great Britain, 1934-35," containing a host of useful statistics and other information relative to the roadtransport industry, has been issued by the British Road Federation, 50, Pall Mail, London, S.W.I. A limited supply has been reserved for speakers and others engaged in propaganda work on behalf of the industry, and a copy may be obtained by applying to the Federation at the address given.

Karrier Sales H.Q. Now at Luton.

The sales department of Karrier Motors Successors, Ltd., of which Mr. H. W. Hattersley is in charge, has now been transferred from Huddersfield to Luton, and all communications in connection with sales, publicity and advertising should, in future, be sent to Biscot Road, Luton,

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