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Welcome back to another year of stellar trailer deliveries from Drake Trailers. As many of our loyal readers know, we love to highlight some of the recent deliveries from the month.

Customer in Focus: MJ Smith Ground Preparation

Welcome back to our first Customer in Focus for 2018. Every month we focus in on one of our favourite customers and their trailer builds from the last month while highlighting the impressive design and craftsmanship demonstrated by the Drake Trailers team.

The top 10 Drake Collectible models for 2017

It’s been a busy year for the team at Drake Collectibles. Not only did they launch a brand-new app, they raised had an incredibly successful showing at The Brisbane Truck Show with the Collectors Night. The team behind the scenes were busy at work, with the long overdue Freighter flat top trailer combinations and display cases hitting the shelves. It’s no surprise that these long-awaited combinations took up seven spots in the top ten list for 2017.

 Welcome to part two in our series on Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws. As you know (head back and read part one), the CoR, as part of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), is set to change. These amendments are scheduled to roll out across Australia (except Western Australia and the Northern Territory) by mid-2018.

Custom trailers

Are you ready for the changes to the Chain of Responsibility (CoR), which are due to come into effect mid-2018? Over the next two articles, we’ll be looking at the amendments to the CoR laws and how it will affect the industry.


Earlier this year, Kalmar, who is part of the Cargotec Group, released its vision for the sustainable future of the cargo handling. Their video depicts the possibilities of A to B handling, including the consumer-producer relationship in the year 2060.

Registered Codes of Practice heavy vehicle safety is everyone’s business

Do you have a good understanding of the Registered Industry Codes of Practice (RICP) for the heavy vehicle industry? As part of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulators (NHVR) safety, accreditation and compliance requirements, a business can adopt a tailored RICP for parties in the chain of responsibility, which identifies, analyses, evaluates and treats risks associated with meeting the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).

The trailer news you loved in 2017

As we look back on 2017 we can’t help but marvel at the new developments in the industry and as a company. It’s a time in Australian manufacturing for transition, growth and opportunity – and construction of many innovative, impressive looking trailers. It appears these topics were at the forefront of our readers minds too. Take a look back (or catch-up on the news you missed) as we countdown the most popular articles of 2017.

NHVR the latest to join National Road Safety Program

It’s another win for road safety across the nation. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has become one of the core funders of the National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP), furthering their commitment to engage proactively with the commercial road transport industry. They join the likes of other companies and associations including AGL, Vodafone, Toll, Coca Cola Amatil and Australian Road Safety Foundation to build initiatives which will have a meaningful impact on work related road injury and fatality.

Haines Bros Earthmoving

Welcome to our final recent deliveries for 2017. The lead up to Christmas is generally a mad-rush across the country, and while our team is taking some much-deserved downtime over the holiday period, they went above and beyond to deliver some extra-stellar trailers recently, which our customers might say are an early Christmas present to themselves.