Country Gentleman Volume 83

Country Gentleman Volume 83

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...to the main highway, where they meet the truck at regular collection points which it tries to reach on a definite schedule. The shipments from several farms may be thered at one farm on the main The variety of products that this one line has handled is the best demonstration of the scope of usefulness of this form of transportation. The bills show that during the past winter the truck has hauled hay, straw, grains, milk, cream, cattle--100 head for one man--sheep, hogs, eggs, poultry, potatoes, and on its return journey it has brought provisions, dry goods, farm machinery, feed, flour, building material, fertilizers, lime, sand, lumber and coal. Interruptions to the service have been few, due only to bad road conditions, snow drifts or temporary breakdown. A definite schedule of rates is maintained, and in no case has there been complaint because of the amount of the charges. Kept the Country Merchant Going One country merchant said: "Without the truck line we couldn't have done business last winter, owing to our poor railroad service. We get nearly all our supplies by this route and we don't know how we could get along now without it." To get at the opinion of farmers on the route as to their estimate of the value of the truck service the Highway Committee made a careful canvass of all the customers along the line. A more unanimous a proval of a commercial venture would be liard to find. In every case the farmers pronounced the truck service decidedly beneficial. In a general way it was thoroughly dependable. The universal comment was that better highways would improve the service, but that even with the interruptions due to occasional blockades of the roads the motor expresswasnowindispensable. Many Maryland farmers...show more

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  • Paperback | 414 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 735g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236810244
  • 9781236810243