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We have been pleased to reply, during the past few days, to a number of enquiries which have reached us as the direct result of our special issue of last week. Carriers in the Manchester district appear to be more than ever convinced that haulage by road motor has a steady and improving prospect before it, but we must insist that other centres of production and commerce present opportunities which, though inferior in extent, offer individual openings which are as good as any which may be found in the neighbourhood of Cottonopolis. We have been politely criticised, by a couple of correspondents, for our relative neglect of petrol vehicles, but we would point out that the admitted preponderance of noticefor steam wagons and tractors is due to the long establishment of these machines in the province of motor contracting_ There are, none the less, many cases where the higher speed of the more lightly-loaded petrol vehicle can yield the same performance per day in useful ton-. miles of work, and where the greater cost of operation can be met by the value of the greater dispatch with which it is finished : such cases, in fact, will shortly tend to rnultiplY rapidly. We hope that any new readers will not hesitate to ply us with questions on specific details which are germane to their own cases.