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The Rural Motor Express

Highway Transport Commitee Council of National Defence, Bulletins No. 2

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Author: U.S. Government
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,374 / 18 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.2
LoC Categories: J, TE
Downloads: 531
Added to site: 2006.11.14 15234

by consolidating the small loads from a number of farms into a single load to be carried by a motor truck.

In many localities local food supplies are in need of development. A better use must be made of agricultural lands in the immediate vicinity of population centers. It improves the business of the local community and adds to the total food supply of the country. The improvement of marketing facilities through the opening of regular daily traffic to market centers and shipping points is a most effective agency in encouraging food production.

We have, therefore, three outstanding facts that demand especial attention be given to the increased use of the highways for rural transportation:

1. The increased volume of foodstuffs to be hauled.

2. The need for more labor on farms.

3. The need to encourage local food production.

=The Purpose of Rural Motor Express.=

The motor truck has demonstrated its adaptability to the hauling of farm products. It is dependable wherever the roads are capable of carrying its load. The use of the



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