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4th February 1930
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Page 66, 4th February 1930 — THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

"I have been asked by a corn-miller to quote prices for the cletrvery of foodstuffs to his customers, who are mostly farmers. The difficulty in quoting is that the e are so many different places to visit, all at various mileages and some of them involving two or

three stops. The longest run would be 12-15 .miles, the majority seven-eight miles, whilst there would be some journeys to the station of 23miles. He wants me to quote him a fiat rate per ton. The lorries are of 1-ton and 30-cm!. capacity. Hitherto I have elmays worked according to your Tables of Operating Costs and in accordance with the principles laid down n the -articles " Problems of the Haulier and Carrier," but this problem is a little cut of the way. Most of the loads would be in one direction and the loading time in every case would be half an hour."

It is impossible to give you any useful reply until you let us know what will be your average weekly mileage with each vehicle, and how much of this is to he station work The latter part of the work could certain:y be done at the rate of 2s. 6d. per ton, provided that there he sufficient work to keep the vehicles regularly employed, but we will go into that more fully when you let us know the weekly mileages,


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