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bird's eye view by the hawk

5th September 1996
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Oh what a picture

0 had that Cobra sports car on the side of my cab," is the proud boast 4 if one Edinburgh taxi driver whose sleek, lowslung livery has been bemusing inebriated revellers during the course of the i ity's 50th international festival.

Who's working over Christmas?

0 yen in the busy world of haulage the pace slows up over Christmas, with most operators taking time off for a few days' rest with their loved ones and family(the Iwo aren't necessarily the same thing).

However, we know that some of you press on over the holiday season, the unsung heroes of the transport industry, meeting customers' needs for newspapers, dairy products, emergency equipment, hospital supplies, liver salts and so on.

CM is planning to Focus on some of these unsung heroes in its bumper Christmas issue, published 1 9 December, and would like to hear from operators who will be working over Christmas, with details of why and where. If you fit this category contact features editor Patric Cunnone, 0181 652 3678, fax: 0181 652 8912.

Sandie shows a clean pair of heels

fil he sweet taste of suc cess belonged to British Sugar driver Paul Sandie when he took the biscuit to win Lex Transfleet's 1996 Driver of the Year Award.

NITSandie put his foot dovvn to prove that his general skills with commercial vehicles and specific skills with artics were a step ahead of the other 24 drivers competing on the day. Even shoeing away Neil Grant, a Lex Transfleet service centre driver who won the rigid class and £250 prize money.

Paul accepted £500 prize money and the risk that he might appear in CM on a day when the Hawk has a particularly bad attack of the puns. The bright yellow AC Cobra is an advertisement for Longstone Motors created by applying Fascal self-adhesive film produced by Avery Dennison. While the sporty livery cannot make a taxi go any faster, it adds nothing to the fare. But other motorists may have been puzzled by the driver's ability to cut them up in a way sports cars wouldn't dare.

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