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White Elephant as Hauliers Mascot

22nd December 1950
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A VIGOROUS campaign on behalf ti of the free haulier is to be opened early in the New Year by the West Midland Area of the Road Haulage Association.

Provisional arrangements have been made for a procession of vehicles on January 13 and a public meeting on January 15, both in Birmingham. Meetings are also scheduled to be held in the Potteries on January 8, Coventry on January 10 and Wolverhampon on January 11. A parade of vehicles is expected to take place in Dudley on January 30. A model of a white elephant, about 10 ft. high and bearing the legend "State Transport," is being built for use in processions. It is also to be exhibited in a Coventry motor agent's window, where it will be floodlit, and in Wolverhampton.

Traders in the Midlands appear to be particularly sympathetic towards free hauliers. .


RESOLUTIONS that hauliers whose permits have, been revoked should not apply for acquisition have been passed to the national council of the Road Haulage Association by the East Midland and West Midland area committees. Compensation, they consider. would be inadequate.

Another resolution recommended a national appeal to trade and industry for assistance to free-enterprise road hauliers.

FIRST POST-WAR GERMAN SHOW 'THE International Motor Exhibition, I which is to be held in Frankfurt-amMain from April 19-29, is being organized by the Verband, der Automobil-Industrie, 61, Westend-Strasse. Frankfurt am Main (the German Society of Motor Manufacturers). It will include commercial vehicles, tractors and trailers, also accessories and components, service equipment and tyres. It will be the first of its kind organized in Germany since the war. The motor-vehicle industry there is said to have fully revived.

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