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18th April 1975
18th April 1975
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Water-cooled VW for UK this year VOLKSWAGEN has released details

of a new range of water-cooled medium commercials. Three basic models— a panel van, a drop-side truck and a chassis-cab—are...

RHA to campaign

for 'yes' vote IN A surprise move last week the national council of the Road Haulage Association decided to launch a vigorous...

EEC Commission

floats transport freedom plan An end to tariffs, quotas and restrictive licences? by CM reporter "COMPETITION and the user's...

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S. Wales Commissioner challenged

CARDIFF City Council has been asked by its trading services committee to lodge a formal complaint with the Secretary of State...

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Trouble on the road to

the Middle East by lait' Shertiff Yugoslays to stop tax-free-permits option. BRS organising 'truck-lift' to get its hired...

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'Help Britain's elite hauliers to Middle East'

FRED MULLEY, Minister for Transport, has been asked to investigate what advice or assistance his Ministry can give to bona fide...

A Denovo for trucks?

DUNLOP is considering whether to offer a commercial vehicle version of the Denovo safety tyre which is already available for...

Curtains for Wages Council?

CONSULTATION processes have been launched by the Employment Secretary, Mr Foot, to wind up the Road Haulage Wages Council. This...

The tarnished road

OUR DEPUTY EDITOR has returned from his Middle Eastern trip with an alarming story of inefficiency, inadequacy and illegality....

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Jail for gang

in V i m parcels fiddle THE OPERATORS of a fiddle at British Rail and British Road Services parcels depots who got away with...

Many parts for Mercedes

TWO CABS for new generation Mercedes trucks, which are not due to be announced in Britain until next month, are among the parts...

Tippers guide

THE Regional Tipping Service of the Road Haulage Association hopes to have a provisional return-loads guide for members by the...

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Priorities and road transport

ROAD USERS provided over £2500 million to the Exchequer and commercial vehicles carried over 80 per cent of the available...

'Lack of roads could kill London'

BECAUSE it lacked a modern road system London could become totally unattractive as a commercial and industrial centre by the...

PEOPLE

G. F. Mee, 45, for the past four years head of personnel at the London hq of BRS, becomes head of personnel (designate) for BRS...

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Government's plans for ports control

MORE detailed proposals on the nationalisation of ports have been announced by Mr Fred MuIley, Minister for Transport, in a...

Insurance for legal fees

INSURANCE for the provision of legal expenses is now provided by DAS Legal Expenses Insurance Co Ltd, a cornpany jointly owned...

Chrysler cuts truck output

PRODUCTION of the Chrysler Commer Commando truck range has been reduced because of a shortage of diesel engines from Perkins...

The lorry's better image

THE HEAVY LORRY is now being more widely accepted as an essential part of British life, Mr Ken Hatcher, chairman of Road...

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Trying conditions test drivers in Blackpool Rally '75

LAST YEAR it was the fuel crisis, this year it was the weather which threw everything it had at contestants entered in the 15th...

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Now Bedford plans a double-decker

by CM reporter BEDFORD has reached an advanced stage with plans to build an under-the-staircaseengined double-deck bus....

Yorks battle over mini-tours

SHORT DURATION mini-tours to the Continent at off-peak holiday periods were noW becoming very popular as people obtained more...

Changes on London coaching scene

HANWORTH ACORN has ceased trading owing to cash difficulties, and some other London firms are consolidating for the coming...

Referendum may affect tacho date

THE OUTCOME of the referendum on Britain's membership of the Common Market may well affect the dates of the deadlines for the...

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Bonneted Mercedes shows up well on site

BONNETED SIX-WHEEL on/ off site tippers are becoming popular with the specialist UK operators requiring a heavyduty site...

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More stability with CF tipping trailer

A NEW tipper trailer with greatly improved stability, when tipped, has been introduced by Crane Fruehauf Trailers Ltd....

Six-wheel Boxers for low-down demounts

TWO four-wheel Leyland Boxer chassis have been converted, by Primrose Third Axle Co Ltd, to low-loading height six-wheelers to...

Dates for your diary , MONDAY April 21. CIT (Humberside) "

The planning of rcads on Humberside " by D. Gill (County Planning Officer). Bridge Hotel, Scunthorpe. 7.30 pm. CIT (South...

Tor Line's new container concept

A NEW concept in container handling referred to as the Lifting Unit Frame (LUF) system is being developed by Tor Line, a North...

DAF plating THE DAF FAD Du 30-ton gross rigid, tested

in CM April 11, has a front bogie plated to 13 tonnes (12.8 tons) and rear bogie to 18.8 tonnes (18.5 tons) and not as stated...

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Fiat-Magirus link rationalises engine types

by CM reporter MAKE identity will be retained in the new company, called Iveco, which has been formed as a result of the merger...

Three from Michelin

THREE new tyres, two of them for on/off road operation, have been introduced by Michelin. The XZY has been developed to provide...

Tecalemit in the Midlands

A NEW Midland distributor has been appointed for products manufactured by Plymouth-based companies in the Tecalemit Group. J....

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Building tipper stability through fair rates

An interview with Kerril Spencer by CM reporter A BRIGHT SPOT in the generally gloomy tipper world just now is the encouraging...

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New ideas at Newcastle

A first report of the sixth annual symposium 'Operating public transport' by Martin Watkins HOW can bus services that people...

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Co 'AO A 41.111 and operational trial

Leyland Bison at 24 tons gvw by Graham Montgomerie photographs by Dick Ross INTRODUCED for the first time at Earls Court in...

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CMLDoY 1975 at full power

by Alan Wilson National secretary THE PROMISE of more "safety through skill" has been pulling in entries for the 1975 season...

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Planners are at your disposal

There is no money to assess waste collection and disposal tonnages as the Control of Pollution Act requires. In the meantime,...

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in the same boat

ROAD HAULAGE and the ports were linked as candidates for nationalisation in the Labour Party manifesto before the last general...

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What every brewer wants

Your report in the issue of March 28 relating to "Our Ideal Vehicles " put forward by the Brewery Transport Advisory Committee...

Too much speed ?

I was most interested to read about the requirements for a 32-ton-gcw tractive unit, as suggested by the Brewery Transport...

Lifting and towing reliably

Re John Darker's article (CM April 4)—" Do hauliers need a specialised nationwide recovery service ?" ln the early 60s Unity...

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Some cost factors are

fixed Hauliers might have to accept that some charges are inevitable. Some can be influenced by the haulier's own choice,...

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Disqualification and endorsement (3)

How to get a clean licence by Les Old ridge, TEng(CEI), MIMI, AMIRTE WHEN a driver is prosecuted for any traffic offence which...

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Tipper jobs IR might need cultivating

Work for tipping vehicles can be found in the most unlikely places, and in today's economic climate tipper services need...

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Survival course

I'm very pleased—and surprised —that the RHA has come out so firmly in favour of Britain staying in the Common Market. The...

British habit

The British are good at surviving. To be honest, I sometimes think that we've become expert with a disproportinate amount of...

Sunday knockers

I see the juggernautical Sunday knockers are at it again. Reporting the Kent C.C. consumer protection officer's doughty battle...

Aussie Atki

I don't know whether the juggernaut habit has hit the Antipodes yet, but let's hope not. There's probably a much more colourful...

Sticky end

Did you read the cautionary tale last week of the men who made a fortune out of BR and BRS consigned parcels by getting...

Eating out

My colleague who went to the RHA East Midland region lunch last week enjoyed the usual pleasant meal and convivial company. But...

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The pros and cons of tachographs

by John Darker A FORUM for the frank discussion of the pros and cons of tachographs was provided by a recent seminar arranged...

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If I remove the fifth-wheel coupling from my veteran artic

tractive unit do I need an hgv driving licence to drive it to rallies? No, you would not need a heavy goods vehicle driving...

Q My employers among other things run a private nursing home

and are obtaining a 2I-seater coach. This coach will be used for sightseeing outings, and guests of the home will be charged Xp...

Q I want to fit axle-load equipment to a number of

I6-tonners in my fleet. Could you supply details of manufacturers and give some idea on prices and whether such equipment is in...

Q / have a small truck which is under 3 tons

unladen weight and wish to use this for drawing a concrete mixer or a compressor. This equipment is for use in road building....

Q I know that recent changes in the law on industrial

relations have given firmer job tenure to employees, but I understood that this was limited to people who have been working for...

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eg i OMPARISON

Three 16-ton gross tippers FOUR-WHEEL tippers have been the willing slaves of the building and construction industry for many...

Commer

THE COMMER Commando G1611 tested had the most powerful engine of the three vehicles. On the made-up road section the Commer...

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D riving impressions: Ford

A useful and simple safety feature of the Ford was the fitting of a reversing warning bleeper set off by pushing a large rubber...

D riving impressions: Leyland

The Clydesdale was the only vehicle to have a constant-mesh gearbox. This was as easy to use as the synchromesh units fitted to...

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Maintenance and accessibility: Commer

Engine oil can be checked and replenished, on late Commandos, through a flap behind the gear lever, while the clutch fluid...

Mainte ance and accessi ility: Ford

Radiator and oi levels can be checked throu h a small hatch in the cab behind the driver's seat and replenished if required...

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Maintenance and accessibility: Leyland

The oil level on the Clydesdale can be checked through a panel in the cab and the water level in the radiator 'header tank...

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Clean wheels have environmental 'spin-off'

Mud on public roads is a danger to be avoided and the authorities will intervene if mud deposits persist. Simple...

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Power take-off pump for Ford

A pto-pump combination, the Chelsea 28TNA6, has been announced by Earby Engineering. The unit has been designed to fit on the...

Blast pistol

A lightweight blast pistol no larger than a paint spraygun makes short work of rust, paint, carbon, underseal, dirt or any...

Dirt Driver range

From Garage and Welding Equipment comas the Dirt Driver range of portable cold water high-pressure cleaners The smallest model...

Shiner

An industrial polishing machine has been added to the Marron Machines range of power tools. The TNS polisher weighs 1.8kg (3.9...

Load safe

Made from 25mm (lin) wide nylon webbing with over-centre lever tensioner buckle and hooks, the new pallet strap from TCC is...

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A breakthrough for methane?

Liquid methane as an intake air refrigerant might bring big power gains AS A RESULT of the fuel crisis, the status of the...