The Long Haul: A Social Histry of the British Commercial Vehicle Industry, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Long Haul

A Social Histry of the British Commercial Vehicle Industry, 1st Edition

By Michael Seth-Smith


244 pages

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Originally published in 1975 this book charts the history of Foden, a name inseparably linked with the growth and development of the haulage industry. The history of Foden provides the perfect backdrop to the history of the entire industry and the commercial vehicle generally, as it unfolds against the political, social and industrial scenes of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, as well as the inter-war years and up to the mid 1970s.

Table of Contents

Chapters 1 - 8. Appendices

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Automobile Industry

Originally published between 1956 and 1997, the volume in this set take the automobile industry experience as a basis for a wider view of industrial relations, trends and developments from the 1950s to the 1990s. They also analyse the emergence of new institutions and systems of labour-management relationships, examine the effects of automotion and technical change, the impact of fluctuations in the market for cars and wage trends. They discuss the car and its role in social, geographical and political change.

The volumes provide:

  • detailed surveys of some of the biggest post-war disputes and especially of trade union organization.
  • the experience of individual firms, such as Austin, Ford and Fiat.
  • comparative surveys of labour relationships in major car manufacturing countries such as the UK, USA, Germany and Japan.

And include:

  • material about the technology, design and production of cars and the ancillary fields of oil production, refining and road building.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Comparative
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Automobile Industry