NEW SET-UP FOR HAY'S WHARF IN SOUTH-WEST
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HAY'S WHARF haulage interests in the
South-West have been merged into one organization, Hay's Wharf Haulage (SW) Ltd. It replaces R. A. Gibbs of Chudleigh Ltd., T.G. Road Haulage, and Arc Transport Ltd. The latter company was acquired by Hay's Wharf in October and with its five vehicles brings the total fleet to 26, excluding trailers.
Head office of the new concern is at St. Austell, with a branch office at Chudleigh, Devon. Regular weekly trunk services Exeter/London and return are operated; these have particular application for wholesalers of fresh fruit, vegetables and groceries. Distribution to retail shops all over the West Country is carried out by the company from Chudleigh. The fleet includes articulated vehicles, vans, and tippers.
Comments general manager Mr. T. Darby: "The reorganization will enable a quick and efficient service to be given to customers, especially in view of the increased size of fleet. Replacement of certain vehicles and a modernization programme is being carried out over a five-year period".
The merger is part of a Hay's Wharf plan to give effective road transport coverage throughout Great Britain. Apart from the South-West area, transport depots are established in London, Dagenham. Sheerness, Whitstable, Birmingham, Tipton, Middlesbrough and Glasgow.
Directors of the new company are Sir David H. Burnett (chairman), G. E. Tonge. K. G. Adams and Mr. Darby.