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Rental upturn

1st April 1993, Page 6
1st April 1993
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

• CV sales and hire specialist Dawsongroup quadrupled pre-tax profits to £4.75m in the year to 31 December 1992, as busy operators turned to shortterm rental.

Registrations up

• Some 2,300 CVs over 3.5 tonnes were registered during February—up 9% on February 1992.

City charges

• The first part of a report on how to charge operators for using city streets has been published by the DOT.

Rail grant

• Tilcon has won a £3.1m grant for a rail freight service to a Yorkshire Dales quarry. It will spend the Section 8 grant on a Leeds rail depot and thirty 90. tonne rail wagons.

FedFx pays

• Federal Express has agreed damages at the High Court with a family who lost three children when a FedEx driver reversed into a wall four years ago.

LGV injuries

• In 1991 a total of 28 LGV drivers were killed in road accidents; 320 were seriously injured and 1,632 were slightly injured.

Border line

• The IRTU and the International Transport Workers' Federation are to lobby MEPs for better driver facilities at EC borders.

On-the-Scot-fines

• Scottish hauliers face on-the-spot speeding fines from the police for the first time today (1 April). The fines remain £20 for nonendorseable and £40 for endorseable offences


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