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What the Associations are Doing

22nd April 1938, Page 55
22nd April 1938
Page 55
Page 55, 22nd April 1938 — What the Associations are Doing
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An appeal is made to parcel carriers in the south-west Lancashire and Wirral areas to express their opinions on rates. The topic was discussed at the meeting of the Parcel Carriers' Section of the Liverpool Cart and Motor Owners Association, held at Liverpool last week.

The Section functions as the West Lancashire and Wirral Committee of the National Conference of Parcel Carriers. A sub-committee was appointed to formulate a working arrangement between members for the maintenance of rates, pending the creation of a definite rates scheme.

The personnel of this sub-committee is:—Mr. W. J. Harper (chairman), Mr. Donald McLachlan, Globe Parcel Delivery Co., Ltd. (vice-chairman), and Messrs. A. Hughes (County Motor Services), H. R. Morrison, F. A. Makin (Karriers Parcels Delivery, Ltd.), A. Robinson (Sutton and Co., Ltd.), J. M. Platt (J. Platt and Sons), F. D. Hulse (F. D. Hulse, Ltd.), and a representative of W.H.S. Transport, Ltd.

The chairman pointed out that the idea was prevalent among one-vehicle operators that they would not be affected by the rates proposals of the Transport Advisory Council, and this was, perhaps, the reason why they had not so far displayed much interest in the promotion of the Section. It was beyond dispute, however, that the rates approved by the rates officers Would apply to all operators engaging in a particular line of haulage work.

A further meeting of the full Section is to be held on Monday, May 30.

A C.M.U.A. Division's Luncheons.

The latest enterprise of the Liverpool District and North Wales Division of the C.M.U.A. is to hold a members' monthly luncheon, at which a speaker will be appointed to give a short address on a transport topic, following which discussion will be invited.

Big Congress at Folkestone.

June 8-10 is the period fixed for the annual congress of the Tramways, Light Railways and Transport Association at Folkestone. In the evening of June 8 there will be a reception by the chairman, Mr. T. E. Thomas, at the Royal Pavilion Hotel.

Edinburgh I.T.A. Appointments.

At the first annual branch meeting of the Industrial Transport Association, in Edinburgh, last week, the following office-bearers were appointed for the ensuing year:—.National vicepresident, Mr. G. S. Vickary, F.I.T.A.; chairman. Mr. G. W. Hoey, M.I.T.A.; vice-chairman, Mr. W. G. P. Menzies, M.I.T.A.; committee, Messrs. G. W. Adamson, J. W. Loudon, S.S.C., N.P.; auditor, Mr. R. Cranston; hon. treasurer, Mr. H. Bryce; hon. secretary. Mr. A. S. Crosbie. NEW OFFICERS FOR C.M.U.A.

The following officers of the London and Home Counties division of the C.M.U.A. were elected, following upon the recent annual general meeting:— Chairman, Mr. Frank F. Fowler; vicechairmen, Capt. C. F. Roberts, M.C.. and Mr. F. J. Speight; hon. treasurer, Mr. Chris. Smith.

Defence and the Industry.

The British Road Federation, we are told, is pleased to see that the Ministry of Transport is establishing a' new department to' consider defence plans in which transport is primarily concerned. The chairman of the Federation wrote to The Times some months ago. pointing out the importance of road transport in national emergency, and the necessity of making provision for its use well in advance of any emergency that might occur.

Grocers and C-licence Wages.

" If an attempt be made to provide for the regulation of wages of Glicence drivers in a Bill for the regulation of wages and conditions in the road-transport industry, this would lie a matter which would have to receive very careful attention by us," reported the Parliamentary Committee to .members of the council of the Scottish Federation of Grocers Associations, at a meeting last week. This particular subject, the Federation contended, should be dealt with in conjunction with the regulation of wages and hours in the distributive trades.

Forth Road Bridge Resolution.

Two motions in the name of the Scottish Horse and Motormen's Association are down for discussion at the 41st annual Scottish Trades Union Congress, which opens at Girvan on Wednesday next, April 27.

One resolution asks the Minister of Transport to give immediate and sympathetic consideration to the demand of local authorities for a grant towards the cost of the Forth roadbridge project.

The second resolution advocates an extension of the system of one-way traffic to cover main arteries in the towns and on all trunk roads.

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