30 DECEMBER 1972, Page 22


Sir: Quite obviously the writer of your recent leader 'Against the Juggernauts' did not stop to think before putting pen to paper. If he had done so he might have balanced his emotive outbursts with some thoughts on the essential role played by the heavy lorry, in maintaining our whole way of life.

Reducing the size of lorries would have two main effects. First, many more lorries would be required, with a resultant increase in traffic congestion and delays and decrease in service, and second, costs to the consumer would inevitably increase.

J. M. Guttridge Public Relations Officer, Freight Transport Association Ltd., Sunley House, Bedford Park, Croydon