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Drakes Oldest Registered Trailer

 “Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.”

In honour of The Drake Groups 60th year anniversary, we went searching for Drake Trailer’s oldest registered trailer. We have always talked about the long-term reliability of the trailers we manufacture here at The Drake Group, and we wanted to put that to the test.

 Safe Work Australia

The Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy (2012 -2022) was released by Safe Work Australia back in 2012. Now, that’s a long time ago in our fast-paced society, so at the halfway point, an updated version was republished earlier this year following a mid-term review.

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The trucking industry provides a valuable service to many of us but does so almost invisibly. While most people spend their work days inside, the tools we use and the products we consume are more than likely delivered to us through a complex network of trucks that we only see on roads during the daily commutes. However, there is a lot of change happening in the industry and the future looks brighter than ever.

Chain of Responsibility

Are you prepared for the changes coming to the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws? We’ve talked extensively about the CoR laws that are due to come into effect on the first of October before, but in case you need a quick catch up:

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It’s not every day that your business can celebrate 60 years of being in operation, so the team at The Drake Group threw the doors open for everyone to join in on the fun at their latest Open Day. Held on September 15 at their manufacturing facility in Wacol, The Drake Group Open Day was a chance to see the past, present and future of the company and have a lot of fun along the way.

Australian trailer manufacturer

With 60 years of proven experience under its proverbial belt, The Drake Group has owed part of its success to its commitment to quality in every aspect of its production. In addition to meticulously designing its range of heavy haulage trailers so they would easily handle even the roughest conditions Australian roads have to offer, the Wacol-based facility manufactures their own products. Therefore, maintaining the strength and durability of the trailer from initial concept to final product requires the best tools and materials available. Therefore, working with SSAB has become so important.

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As visitors to the Drake Group open day can attest, visiting the company’s massive manufacturing facility in Wacol is a fantastic experience. We’re certainly hoping that our friends from the New Zealand Heavy Haulage feel the same way after they paid us a visit in August.

National Tradesmen Day

It’s National Tradesmen Day on the third Friday in September – go on, thank a tradie! 

Australian Performance Indices Manufacturing Index September 2018

Every month, the Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index reveals what the landscape of Australian manufacturing looks like across a variety of industries and sectors. The data, compiled from information provided by various companies involved in manufacturing around the country, asking them if they have seen any growth or reduction in the following aspects of their operations:

We drive the way we live Insights into safer driving for work

Stressed out, depressed or unsatisfied with your life or work? According to new research, you’re more likely to be an unsafe driver.