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CLOSER LINK WITH RAILWAY& Consideration has been given by raembell? of the motor section of the Liverpool Cart and Motor Owners Association to the. T.A.C. Report.
The section agrees that rates schedules should be prepared, but the preliminary to this work must be the equalization and enforcement. of wage rates. This is a point of great importance to Liverpool operators, for on Merseyside wages are high.
The motor section considers that unles holders of C licences are brought under the fair-wages standard there may be a tendency for traders to equip themselves with their own transport. Consequently, the view is held that a more definite connection than IS visualized in the report should be established between area road committees and the railway companies.
It is felt that it wcaild not be in the interests of road transport to allow the railway .companies to have a free ' band in the matter of their own rates, once the rates fixed by the. roadtransport industry had received the approval of the. road-rates tribunal.
East Midland Dinner This Month.
The C.M.L.A. Eas1 1411dIand DiviSion will hold its annual dinner at the Grand Hotel, Leicester, at 7.15 p.m. on January 29.
A.R.O. Forging Ahead in London.
In June of last year, A.R.O. Tvietmpolitan Area moved into its present offices at Romriey House, Marsham Street, S.W.1. Since then the activity Of the area has so increased that it has become necessary to look for still more room. Accordingly, about the end of February this year, the Association is moving to the sixth floor of the same building, where additional accominodation is available.
No fewer than .125 new members joined the area between April if and December 31, 1937:
B24 Mr, A. W. Dakin, who, fo.r the past three years, has been employed in the office of the Metropolitan Licensing • Authority, has been appointed as assistant to Mr. S. H. Jardine, the present area secretary.
New Date for C.M.U.A. Dinner.
The annual dinner of the C.M.U.A. Crewe branch is to be held on January 19, and not January 20, as has been announced. It will take place at the Royal Hotel, Crewe, and the principal guest will be Capt. Strickland, M.P.
C. and U. Regulations to be Explained.
The Construction and Use Regulations, as they affect the operator, will be dealt with by Mr. P. Whitehead, A.R.O. `North-Western Area solicitor, at a meeting of A.R.O. Bolton Subarea on January 12, at the Victoria Hotel, Bolton, at 7.80 p.m. . C.M.U.A. NEW APPOINTMENTS.
Mr. F. D. FitzGerald, F,C.I,S., who, since 1933, has been assistant secretary to the British Road Federation, has been appointed secretary to the London:and Home Counties Division of the C.M.U.A.
Mr. H. G. Sweetland, A.I.T.A., has resigned his position as assistant divisional secretary of the Association's London and Home Counties Division to leave hint free to take up the more important duties of chief divisional organizer. He joined the C.M.U.A. in 1920, was chief clerk from 1930-1936,. and assistant divisional secretary of the London and Home Counties Division from 1936-1937.
Slow to Clear Snow and Ice.
The letter addressed by the B.R.F. to 1,700 highways authorities, requesting them expeditiously to clear snow and ice from the roads, appears not to have met with the response that it deserved, for complaints have been received from members all over the country concerning the difficult conditions facing road transport. Further action is being taken by the Federation to impress upon highways authorities the importance of removing snow. .
Co-operation Offers Refused.
Three other bodies have rejected the offer of co-operation by the Scottish Carriers and Haulage Contractors Association, alleged Mr, Andrew Duncan, chairman, at a Hamilton meeting. In view of these refusals, he added, the Assodiation had linked up with A. R.0 .
Dance for Northern Operators.
Passenger members of A.R.O. Northern Area are holding a dance at the Old Assembly Rooms, Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, o a January 14, at 8 p.m. Tickets, at 4s. each, can be obtained from the area secretary, 34, Grey Street, Newcastle.