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The ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey has been running for over 50 years and is a key indicator of the strengths and weaknesses being felt in key industries across the country. Information gathered by the survey is used by industries and companies around the world to forecast future growth expectations for themselves and their competitors.

Get involved in tradies health with Tradies National Health Month

Tradies National Health Month is back again. Held every August, the awareness event focuses on the health and injury risks affecting those who work in trade occupations, as well as their family, the employers and the wider community.

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

In Part One of our look at the latest developments relating to the Heavy Vehicle National Law, we looked at changes being made to Safety and Compliance. In Part Two we’re going to focus on how these developments are being felt in the areas of Productivity and Performance.

Heavy Vehicle National Law

Heavy Vehicle reform has seen many new developments in recent months. Areas such as safety management and driver fatigue have received particular attention with amendments to the Heavy Vehicle National Law. There’s been increased focus on productivity and performance across the entire industry with new technology and regulations meaning new possibilities for operators and owners.

trailer manufacturers Brisbane

As one of Australia’s premier trailer manufacturers, The Drake Group has always had a keen interest in the state of the local and worldwide manufacturing industry. Trends seen in one sector of the industry can have a dramatic impact - for good or bad - in others down the line, so it’s important to stay on top of what’s happening. This is where the Australian PMI comes in.

scale models

The scale modelling community is massive and they sure are a passionate bunch. Whether it’s 1:50 scale models of heavy haulage trailers, aircraft or their favourite pop culture icon, there’s a place where they can all come together to admire techniques and feats. That place in Brisbane is the Queensland Model Hobbies Expo (QMHE).

O’Phee Trailers

Welcome back to our recent deliveries round-up for July, where we take a closer look at some of the trailers built by O’Phee Trailers and Drake Trailers. This month we delivered three incredible trailers to G.James, Carter Heavy Haulage & Transport and Patlin Transport & Heavy Haulage. 

agricultural trailer

Farms are an integral part of the Australian way of life. Over 60% of the entire country is devoted to farms of some sort, and through them, we are a massive contributor to the world’s food basket. However, farms are also one of the biggest sources of injury or worse.

Steerable Low Loader

It’s rare to get a once-off customer at The Drake Group. Most of our best customers have been with us for years, with some filling up their entire fleet with Drake Trailers. That’s certainly the case for Triton Transport Services. With the guys from Triton picking up their latest low loader, we thought it was about time we shine the spotlight on them as our Customer in Focus for July.

Can you find the oldest Drake Trailer?

Continuing our efforts to mark The Drake Group’s 60th Anniversary, we’re excited to be announcing a brand-new competition on our Instagram and Facebooks accounts. The aim of the competition is to find the oldest (and still registered!) Drake Trailer in Australia. We’ve always said that Drake Trailers are built to last a long time in this country’s harsh driving environments, and this will demonstrate exactly what we mean.