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The 2018 Diecast Expo, held in Parramatta, offered diecast model collectors and visitors an exciting opportunity to talk to fellow enthusiasts, see classic models on display and get the first chance to purchase new and limited edition pieces not available anywhere else. As one of the event’s premier sponsors, Drake Collectibles was proud to not only take part in the event but offer a brand new version of a classic.

The Drake Group and Toll

 

Toll Group trucks are almost synonymous with Australian highways, as their distinctive green-coloured trucks ferry urgent deliveries around the country every day. Toll Group recently took delivery of some new additions to their ever-expanding fleet courtesy of The Drake Group and were proud to show them off.

 

Driver fatigue is a major problem in Australia, as it’s the biggest cause of one in every five crashes across the country. This sobering statistic can be fought in a myriad of ways, including new technology being put to use by Toll Group.

It’s long been anecdotally known that the transport industry employs a large number of people around Australia and is a significant contributor to the national economy, but until now the industry has not be quantified by hard data. That has just changed thanks to a new and expriment account of total transport activity just released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

 Earlier this year the Victorian Government announced they were offering free TAFE courses for high priority areas, but many don’t realise that Queensland also offers fee-free arrangements for school leavers.

 

New technology-based measures to help curb truck operator behaviour will take place soon under a new initiative announced recently by the Queensland Government.

The Chain of Responsibility (CoR) legislation has meant that more business owners and employees need to be extra mindful of the work they do being part of a larger safety picture.

Recent deliveries

It’s been a while since we caught our readers up on our recent trailer deliveries from Drake Trailers and O’Phee Trailers. The work we put into making the Drake Group 60th anniversary Open Day a success kept us busy but didn’t stop the team from building some stand-out heavy haulage trailers.

Customer in Focus Roma Transport

 Every month we like to take time to say “thank-you” to our customers who make our business thrive. Not only do they afford us the opportunity to keep designing, manufacturing and servicing a wide range of heavy haulage trailers, but we enjoy meeting them and sharing stories about life on the road. In October we are celebrating our relationship with Roma Transport.

Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy

In case you missed it, our first part in this series checked in on the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy review for the nation, while part two dived in on the risks facing the road transport industry and all the progress the collective behind this plan is making to improve this industry.