(N.E.) ELECTS OFFICERS FOR THIS YEAR FOR THIS YEAR
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QFFICERS elected at the recent %/annual general meeting of the north-east section of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers are as follows:—Messrs. P. M. Baker (chairman), G L. Lindsay (honorary treasurer) and W. E. Trickey (honorary secretary). Other members of the committee are:— Messrs. N. Kitchen, E. L. Levison, J. Hutchinson, J. McGregor and J. F. Archbold.
The report showed that the section was in a healthy position. It was agreed unanimously that every member of the section should pay an extra 5s. per year to assist its funds.
• DUTCH VEHICLES NOW CLASSIFIED
IN Holland, in the recent severe
• I weather, the road transport industry lent the Dutch Government 2,590 lorries for the movement of coal. The vehicles were used mainly for short-distance delivery of coal imported into Rotterdam and Amsterdam, and in January carried 15,493 tons.
On January 1, a new system of licensing came into force in Holland, vehicles being classified into seven groups; A—vehicles employed by public carriers; B—vehicles used by private carriers; C—Government vehicles employed for goods traffic; D—publicservice vehicles and taxis; E—private cars; E—Government cars; G—special vehicles (for fire brigades, etc.).
These facts are given in the February report of the European Central Inland Transport Organization.
RUBBER POSITION GOOD
D UBBER production figures suggest I lathe probability of a reasonable balance between supply and demand, said Mr. F. D. Ascoli, chairman of the Rubber Growers' Association, at a meeting in London, last week.
World production at the end of last year was five times the 1945 figure. Probable production for 1947 ranged between 1,200,009 and 1,590,000 tons.
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