Watch your weight, hauliers urged
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• Mr T. J. E. Price, the first road haulage chairman in the Institute of Transport, South Wales and Monmouthshire section, presided at his first meeting in Cardiff last week, where CM's lain Sherriff presented a paper "Working within the Transport Act 1968".
The 100 members who attended were told that education and training at all levels was essential if operators were to work within the new legislation.
Overloading problems created by inadequate facilities or inflexibility at the docks, were points made by the speaker. The members were urged to get together with their docks colleagues to improve weighbridge facilities. If the facilities continued to be inadquate, the speaker suggested that the hauliers should refuse to discharge cargoes.
In the discussion which followed Mr R. R. Jackson, the South Wales Licensing Authority, said that he was now making a • point of seeing every new applicant and every own-account applicant for operators' licences. "Many of the own-account people have been in business for a number of years without me meeting them," he said, "I consider this to be the ideal opportunity."