Plea for shorter lorries
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• "We have not asked Mr Peyton for vehicles of 44 tons; we want to carry the same loads on shorter vehicles which would cause less obstruction on the road," said Mr J. Male, chairman of the West Midland area of the Road Haulage Association at a Coventry. Rugby and North Warwickshire sub-area function.
Later, Mr Male told CM that, in his opinion, the eight-wheeler was the safest vehicle on the road; the eight-wheeled tipper was much safer than the articulated tipper. Of first importance. it was easier to control on the road and it could be tipped more safely. There was no valid reason, he said. why a short eight-wheeler should not carry 30 tons. The outer axle spread currently required for a 26-ton eight-wheeler inhibited its use.