Managers should attend all hearings
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• The National Guild of Transport Managers has suggested in a letter to the Minister for Transport Industries, Mr John Peyton, that transport managers should attend all hearings in connection with the operator's licence held, or applied for, by his employer.
The letter, copies of which have been sent to the LAs and interested organizations. draws the Minister's attention to the conditions placed upon the grant of a licence by the West Midland LA in October to T. Devlin and Sons (Haulage) Ltd, of Lurgan, Northern Ireland. In this case (CM October 15), the LA granted the company a licence for five vehicles and seven trailers on condition that the name of the transport manager should be notified to him within one month of any of the vehicles being taken up.
• It is estimated that less than 0.1 per cent of all injury accidents involve insecure loading of lorries . Commons answer by Mr Eldon Griffiths, Under-Secretary, DoE.