TWO GRANTED TO DOONIN OUT OF 12
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1 NI Glasgow on Tuesday, Frank Doonin
Ltd., of Uddingston, operating 23 vehicles delivering blaes from Lanarkshire bings, and two 13-licensed vehicles. was granted two B vehicles out of 12 applied .for, with conditions: "Road and building materials within 50 miles ", later amended to 30 miles, exclusive of Ayrshire.
Mr. F. Doonin said there was an acute shortage of tippers and a vast amount of work. Customers receiving blaes repeatedly asked him to remove other materials. The company had four mechanical shovels but could not supply or hire enough vehicles to keep these shovels fully employed, he said. He was asked to hire as many as 50 vehicles in one day on blaes transport, said Mr. Doonin.
If the 12 vehicles were granted, the company would transfer 10 C vehicles to B and buy two new vehicles, he said. Then application would be made for new
C licences to bring the fleet back to
capacity. There was 1m. tons of material to move. added Mr. Doonin.
Mr. W. F. Quin, the Scottish Licensing Authority, pointed out that a recent High Court decision had ruled that excavated material was not road and building material and that Doonin had not, in fact, included excavation material in the application, so could not handle this if granted the present application. Mr. R. Mackenzie, for R.H.A. objectors, contended that rates offered by Doonin were not economic. Doonin could not do his own C work by moving his own blaes, yet he now asked for power to increase his problems by taking on outside work.
The Authority then pointed out that the applicant was outside his conditions on one of his B vehicles, but there might be a case for the objectors to answer in respect of two tippers within the county of Lanarkshire, including Glasgow. The objectors accepted this ruling and a modified grant was made.