United Road Transport Union

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Rules, 1976; Wheels, 1974-1999 (incomplete series); agreement, 1967.

Administrative / Biographical History

The United Road Transport Union was founded in 1890 as the United Carters' Association. A year later the union, which was based in Manchester, changed its name to the United Carters' Association of England. By 1910 it comprised nearly three thousand members divided into fifty-six branches. Two years later the title of the union altered again to the United Carters' and Motormen's Association of England. The National Motor Drivers' Association merged with the union and shortly afterwards in 1926 the union became the United Road Transport Workers' Association of England. The union was renamed the United Road Transport Union in 1964. The union had over fifteen thousand members in 1998, the vast majority being male.


The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see http://www.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/mrcclass.shtml. It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection-level description is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom.

An authority record exists for the United Road Transport Union (GB 0152 AAR1986).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.

Custodial History

Theses papers were transferred from the University Library, ref. 41T.


Further deposits are not expected.