Permits Policy : Statement Coming
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IT is understood that the Road 1 Haulage Executive is shortly to declare its policy on the renewal of permits. Meanwhile, the Executive is greatly disturbed by the attack on its permits policy by Mr. R. Morton Mitchell, chief executive officer of the Road Haulage Association.
It is believed that the Road Haulage Liaison Conference has, during the past few days. held one of its rare meetings to discuss the matter. No official statement had been issued when "The Commercial Motor" closed for press.
In an official repudiation of Mr. Morton Mitchell's attack, originally published in "The Road Way," official organ of the R.H.A., and reported in "The Commercial Motor" on August 18. the R.H.E. describes it as "a distortion of the facts." "The offensive suggestions and insinuations made by the writer" against the Executive's staff are resented.
The R.H.E. maintains that the small number of complaints against its policy listed by the R.H.A. shows that "all reasonable consideration" has been given to applications for original permits. The Executive denies categorically that it has " misled hauliers so as to reduce their ultimate claims to compensation. Other accusations made by Mr. Morton Mitchell are described as "reckless and without foundation" and as "immoderate."
It is claimed that in the past, "close and friendly liaison" has been maintained between the R.H.A. and R.H.E.
BRISTOL EIGHT-WHEELER SCHEDULED FOR 1951
ARUMOUR that the Bristol 22-tongross goods vehicle for the British Transport Commission is already in production was denied by an official of the Bristol Tramways and Carriage Co., Ltd., when speaking to "The Commercial Motor this week. News of this project was first announced in "The Commercial Motor" on March 17 last.
Plans for the construction of an eight-wheeler are under consideration and the specification is almost complete. It is expected that a prototype will be built early in 1951.
"THE COMMERCIAL MOTOR" THIS week normal publication of 1 "The Commercial Motor" is resumed. The dispute in the printing industry which prevented the publication of the issue of September 8 has been
resolved. Sincere apologies are tendered to readers for the break in continuity.
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