This title was first published in 2001. A general introduction to the study of motorised road haulage in Britain from its beginng up to the outbreak of the Second World War (1904-1940). Filling a gap in market, this is the first work to offer a broad survey into the subject, and is intended to stimulate further interest and debate.
'… a useful contribution to a neglected area.' Economic History Review '… Gibson's study is a welcome arrival… The book fulfils a very useful service in assembling […] materials… the study makes a useful beginning to addressing a genuine gap in the literature of transport history and business history.' Business History
Contents: A most important improvement; To fill a great void; The coming great home industry; Ways and means; Wars and rumours of wars; Keeping the home wheels turning; Framework of expansion; Brave new world; The roaring twenties; The coming of the diesel; What to do about it all; Reports and the consequences; Binding legislation; Wages and charges; The end of the beginning; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
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