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Freezer fleet's unlucky 13

2nd October 1970, Page 32
2nd October 1970
Page 32
Page 32, 2nd October 1970 — Freezer fleet's unlucky 13
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• A company marketing domestic deep freezers and bulk frozen food was, last week, granted an 0 licence for one year for three vehicles and six more to be acquired within the next 12 months. The company, Food Orders on Delivery Service Ltd, of Romford, Essex, was appearing before the Metropolitan deputy LA, Mr W. M. Levitt, after making an application for a total of 13 vehicles.

The court was told that since the company's formation in November 1969 expansion had been rapid with sales now averaging 60-70 freezers per week and 30,00016 of frozen food per week while the total number of employees was now 70. Three refrigerated vans were being used by salesmen on an interim 0 licence, supplemented by hired vehicles, and it was now the firm's intention to use entirely its own transport for future business.

The company employed a transport manager but had no maintenance facilities of its own. However, an agreement had been reached with a large service garage only 100 yards away which was going to carry out all scheduled maintenance required. While partially granting the licence, Mr Levitt said that it was very unusual for a company of this size to have no facilities of its own and in view of this he would instruct an examiner to visit the firm within the next 12 months to check that the arrangements were adequate for any future fleet increase.


Organisations: UN Court
People: W. M. Levitt

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