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Umbrella scheme for owner drivers

21st May 1976, Page 20
21st May 1976
Page 20
Page 20, 21st May 1976 — Umbrella scheme for owner drivers
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A SCHEME to provide ownerdrivers with a continuous flow of work and also to give them cover for most eventualities during a trip has been announced by forwarder Davies Turner.

The new scheme is aimed at allowing the owner-driver to maintain his independence but allow him to enjoy the "umbrella" protection of a large organisation.

It will involve a guarantee by the company that there will be export cargo available for the drivers. All the paperwork will be done by Davies Turner including• arrangements for visas, inoculations and ferry bookings.

The company says that it recognises the British owner driver as being "more reliable, more motivated and having more initiative when things go wrong than his Continental counterparts.

Drivers running into trouble will be able to telex Davies Turner in UK or in Tehran, and money will be supplied either immediately or within a few days with spares or whatever is needed.

Already one small haulier, Mr William Jackson of Preston, has used the new services when Davies Turner transferred his cargo to another vehicle when his own was damaged in a road accident in Turkey. The company also issued new documents and settled the legal wrangles of the accident.

The scheme means that a two-acre vehicle compound at Tehran operated by Davies Turner will be available to drivers waiting outside the city custom points. The compound also has a hotel, camping ground and swimming pool.


People: William Jackson
Locations: Preston, Tehran

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