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New C Vehicles for Local Work

20th May 1949, Page 5
20th May 1949
Page 5
Page 5, 20th May 1949 — New C Vehicles for Local Work
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PROOF that many new C-licence

vehicles are used for local work, tnd are not competitive with the railvays or with the long-distance haulage indertaking of the Road Transport Executive, is contained in figures just ssued by the Ministry of Transport.

Of the 7,408 additional C-licence tetticles authorized in March, 1,877 ,vere for retail deliveries and 2,017 were )ther vehicles operating within a 15-mile radius. Additional vehicles for .txisting fleets numbered 3,104, and for new operators, 4,304. A total of 4,236 leW operators is shown in the returns.

Of the extra C-licence vehicles, 6,048 were of less than 2i tons unladen weight, and were clearly not of a typc normally used for long-distance work.

In March, there were 612,709 O-licence vehicles authorized in this conntry, of which 523,061 were under 24 tons unladen weight.

S.A. AND BRITISH HEAVIES

Tkfil.SUNDERSTANDINGS over the Olin-Tort of motor vehicles into South Africa have been cleared up by the Acting Minister for Economic Affairs in the Union.

He said that heavy vehicles with a payload capacity of over 5 tons, irrespective of the country of origin, would be treated as capital equipment, but after June 30 their sale would be controlled to ensure that only essential users received them. For the whole of this year, the import quota for British vehicles exceeding 5 tons payload capacity would be equal to 50 per cent, of the 1948 imports.

I.R.T.E. GETS AROUND lk EMBERS of the North-eastern /VICentre of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers will watch the manufacture of Exide and Drydex batteries at the works at Clifton Junction, Manchester, on .June 2. London members will visit the Thornycroft works at Basingstoke on June 15. The Scottish Centre will hold its summer outing to Inveraray on June 25.

MORE TROLLEYBUSES

GLASGOW'S trolieybus experiment, . which was started some weeks ago, has proved successful, and new' services are now being planned. The. present route from Riddrie to Polmadie is to be extended from the Polmadie terminus to King's Park Avenue. In about six months there will be a new service to Oatlands. From Oatlands the service will be extended to the borough of Rutherglen.


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