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G With the ensuing freedom of up to 76-ton-gross vehicles with

8th May 1970, Page 73
8th May 1970
Page 73
Page 73, 8th May 1970 — G With the ensuing freedom of up to 76-ton-gross vehicles with
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

the introduction of operators' licensing since March 1, and in order that we may look elsewhere, would it be correct to assume that it is necessary to terminate any contract

("Contract A") that legally binds us to one customer, or would this enable the customer to take action against us on breach of contract?

AThere is no need whatever, because of operators' licensing, to terminate any Contract A arrangements you have with your customer unless you wish to do so.

The new licences do not affect the validity of such contracts and although you will have an operator's licence, which theoretically allows you freedom of operation, you will still be bound by the terms of the contract which will, in all probability, restrict you to working exclusively for the one customer_ If you wish to carry goods for other people in addition to your existing customer on the vehicles to which the contract applies or if you want to cease carrying for him altogether you must see whether he will release you from your contract. If he will not do this you must continue to work according to the contract until it expires.

If you start carrying goods for other people without his consent or without terminating the contract, he could possibly take action against you for breach of contract.


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