NEARLY "GOO MEMBERS OF BEDFORD DRIVERS' CLUB.
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That the .Bedford Drivers' Club has a membership approaching 30,000, was announced by Mr. F. C. Davis, president of the Newport and Monmouthshire section of the club, at its second annual supper, last week.
Mr. K. M. Dickson, national organizer, mentioned the value of the insurance policies arranged by the club. He also referred to the employment scheme, by which the names of Bedford drivers were passed on to local dealers, who were asked to assist in finding them employment. In a number of such cases help had been given. The club's efforts in setting up rest houses were also referred to by Mr. Dickson, who announced that a further 114 establishments had been opened.
Shipping Guide for Hauliers.
The following is the number of ships arriving at the London docks, wharves and jetties named, from January 22-30 inclusive :—DocKs : King George V. 6; Royal Albert, 4; Royal Victoria, 5; Surrey Commercial, 5; East India, 2; West India, 4; South-West India. 2; Tilbury, 11; Tilbury Stage, 5; Millwall, 6; Royal, 3; London, 2. WHARVES; Hay's, 7; Middleton's 1; Mark Brown's, 1; Butlers, 1; Tilbury Jetty, 3; Regent's Canal, 1.
Derby Veteran Haulier's Death.
The death has taken place of Mr. John Kirkland, of 44, Wild Street, Derby, a well-known Derbyshire haulage. contractor. The business, begun more than a century ago by his grandfather'. was carried on by his father, and finally by Mr. J. Kirkland. He was the first contractor in Derby to purchase a motor lorry.
Mr. Kirkland, who was 60 years old, was a member oi Derby and Derbyshire Chamber of Commerce transport committee, and of Associated Road Operators.
Booklet on the C.A.V.-Bosch Control Board.
An instruction booklet dealing with the new C.A.V,-Bosch 104 type control board, as fitted to A.E.C. vehicles, can be obtained free from C.A.V.-Bosch. Ltd., Warple Way, Acton, London, W.3, or any of its service depots. It is a most useful compendium containing wiring diagrams of the various systems, including that for trolleybuses, lettered photographs of the board, and comprehensive notes. WORLD OIL-PRODUCTION RECORD IN 1936.
Production of crude oil in 1936, throughout the world, was the largest on record, aggregating 1,729,395,000 barrels, and being 9.4 per cent, ahead of the 1935 figure, which was the previous high record.
Welsh Haulage Concern Acquired.
It is announced that Mr. Job is Watts, a director of Red and White Services, Ltd., and others, have acquired the -well-known haulage firm of Messrs. William Bater and Sons, of Skewen, near Swansea. The group has • also acquired a Newport haulage firm.