BETTER CATERING FOR ROAD-TRANSPORT DRIVERS
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THE C.M.U.A. has been advised by the Minister of Food of further steps taken to improve catering facilities for drivers. Instructions have been sent to Food Executive Officers that roadside cafés, the customers of which are mainly transport or other industrial workers, should be classified as category " B " establishments. This provides increased allowances of certain rationed foods, particularly of meat, which is raised by 50 per cent. The officers are instructed to ensure that the cafes in their areas are correctly classified and notified without delay of the change.
M. OF W.T. HAULAGE SCHEME APPOINTMENTS
THE following Divisional Officers have been appointed by the M. of W.T., forming part of the organization of the Government haulage scheme:— Midland Division: Mr. John Morton, of John Morton and Sons, Ltd., Coventry. North-Eastern Division: Mr. Robert Hanson, of Joseph Hanson and Sons, Ltd., Huddersfield. South-Western Division: Mr, George Smart, of the Smart Transport Co., Ltd., Bristol. Scotland Division: Mr. James B. Hastie, of the Glasgow Hiring Co., Ltd., Glasgow.
The appointments to the SouthEastern and North-Western Divisions will be announced shortly.
BEDFORD 32-SEATER BUSES BECOMING AVAILABLE
QPERATORS of public-service vehicles are being notified by the Regional Transport Commissioners that there is a possibility of obtaining the production of a substantial number of Bedford 32-seater buses with war-time bodies, and supplies of appropriate spare parts. These will be built on the 5-ton chassis with 14-ft, 9-in, wheelbase, and the price complete will be about £750. They will be built only if the demand be sufficient to warrant production on a large scale.
TRANSFERENCE OF P.S.V. OPERATORS' FUEL COUPONS
TO bring within the provisions of the Motor Fuel Rationing Order certain practices which are inevitable when a p.s.v. operator who has received fuel rations in respect of a service finds it necessary to contract with another operator to provide a vehicle or vehicles and run that service on his behalf, the Secretary for Petroleum has issued two special licences.
Operators transferring coupons to others under these arrangements are required to notify the Regional Transport Commissioner within three days of any such transfer, giving (a) the serial letters and numbers and the unit value of each coupon transferred; (b) the name and address of the operator to whorn it has been transferred; (c) the date of the transfer. Such coupons may not again be transferred to a third operator. If one who has arranged to run a service for another finds it neces... sary to sub-contract with a third operator, he must transfer to the-latter an appropriate number of coupons from his own rations and himself use those passed to him.