National Geographic : 1919 Nov
-on LaundryRoutes AN increase in collection and delivery area to four times that covered by horse drawn vehicles has been effected by the Winchester Laundry, Boston, through the use of motor trucks. Four GMC Trucks, 3 tc 1 ton capacity, are operating over the longer routes. With horse drawn vehicles, only the close-in routes- The GMC Multiple Disc Dry could be covered successfully, and the income shown Plate Clutch will not slip, therefore cannot burn out; is could not average more than $240 per vehicle per week. very smooth, saving engine, rear axle, and transmission. GMC Trucks covering the longer routes are able to bring Requires no adjustment; no in business averaging $400 per truck at an increase in lubrication; nothing to wear out except the asbestos plate weekly operating expense over horses of only $20. rings. This increase of 66% per cent in volume of business with an increased collection and delivery expense of only 35 per cent has meant an increase in profit of still greater proportion. The GMC Model 16, 3 to 1 ton truck, is the model standardized by the War Department for all work re quiring a truck of that capacity. GMC Trucks in the war made a remarkable record in the severest kind of ambulance work. GMC Trucks are built and backed by the General Motors Corporation, the strongest organization in the automotive industry. GENERAL MOTORS TRUCK COMPANY One of the Units of the GeneralMotors Corporation PONTIAC, MICHIGAN, U. S. A. Branches and Distributorsin PrincipalCities (537 "Mention The Geographic-It identifies you"