Leadership

Control of Oil Trucks

Issue 11 and Volume 90.

Control of Oil Trucks Chief Hendrix Palmer of the Charlotte, N. C., Fire Department, will present to the Charlotte City Council at an early date for adoption, an ordinance designed to route large gasoline transporting trucks around the city, and to limit the quantity of gasoline carried by local dispensers. Chief Palmer and city officials will also meet with representatives of dry cleaning establishments in an effort to eliminate fire hazards resulting from the use of gasoline and other inflammables. The North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs, of which Chief Palmer is President, already has taken a firm stand against the parking of gasoline laden trucks within the corporate limits of cities and towns. The North Carolina League of Municipalities has suggested that cities adopt appropriate ordinances to prevent the trucks from going through the business districts. In discussing the matter, Chief Palmer said he would obtain, if possible, an…

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