Coal Haulage by Motor.
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The Editor, THE COMMERCIAL MOTOR.
 Sir,—During my sojourn in the United States, I have been much impressed by the up-todate and advanced methods of coal transport, as compared to the :old country. I should like toconvey some idea, of the interest taken by coal merchants in the quick transport of coal from the wharves to the consumers.
The good practical design of bodies, -or tubs as they are sometimes termed, is contributory to the good results obtained, and coal haulage by horsed wagons is now fast becoming a thing of the past in New York, every merchant of any standing at all having reconciled himself to the fact that the old and slower methods will not keep him in line with keen competition. .The English 61-ton Commercar truck is popular here. It is equipped with a body known as the "Featherweight" for the conveyance of cobble coal for steam-heating purposes. It is designed so that when standing under a shoot it can be loaded easily, and in less time than it takes to talk about it the