Bigger Newspapers— Bigger Van
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THE Northern Licensing Authority I last week granted permission to =.oster Brothers (Carlisle), Ltd., to .eplace a B-licence van with another of arger capacity. One of the reasons was .tated to be that it was used for carryng newspapers, which had increased in Iulk in recent years.
He refused, however, to grant B icences for two C-licence dual-purpose ;oat lorries.
Mr. R. S. Foster, giving details of the Iced for transport in connection with ;mergency arrangements of national iewspapers in the event of strikes, said hat he had recently been asked to stand y with a vehicle to collect morning ,apers delivered by air to Northumbermd in the event of the " lodging-turn '.' iii strike spreading to the north.
I cannot properly make a special rant because of tfle need for a vehicle
stand by in case of a strike which :ems to be threatened now and again," ie Authority, Mr. J. A. T. Hanlon, Ad.
"If newspapers and other people ith urgent work have to make prosional arrangements if an unfortunate cident such as that occurs, I cannot ke it into account for the grant of a anal addition to haulage tonnage." Evidence was given that gross receipts on the haulage side had dropped from £16,000 in 1951 to £15,186 in 1952, although they had increased last year to £15,569. The tonnage of coal and coke delivered had, however, shown an increase between 1951 and 1954.
The rise in gross receipts, Mr. 1-lanlon said, did not %cern to justify the addition of two B-licensed vehicles when the applicants had stated they had had to -call on their B-licence fleet to assist the coal vehicles.
[An article describing the history and operations of Foster Brothers appears on pages 658-659.1 IN A LINE OR TWO
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