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.
Table of Contents
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.
'... 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