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Getting ready for the changes to chain of responsibility (CoR) laws

We’ve talked previously about the proposed changes to the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws that were due to come into effect in the middle of 2018. On October 1, 2018 this will become a reality for every business involved in the design, manufacture or operation of anything in the heavy vehicle industry. This includes corporations or partnerships, employees and company directors, drivers and their contractors, and even people who schedule deliveries or manage their unloading.

PBS uptake is on the rise

In Part One of our look into the uptake of the Performance-Based Standards initiative, we looked at how the PBS is structured and how it is offering potential benefits to drivers, owners and the environment.

PBS uptake is on the rise

The Performance-Based Standards scheme continues to change the way the nation’s drivers travel across the country. First devised by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator in October 2007, the scheme uses a set of 16 safety standards and four infrastructure standards to determine if a vehicle is suitable to carry extra loads on the existing PBS-rated road networks. This is so that the right vehicles are matched to the right roads and in turn get matched to the right tasks.

The Drake Group Open Day

2018 is a banner year for The Drake Group. Not only are we continuing to deliver reliable, high-performing heavy haulage trailers built for Australian conditions, but the company is celebrating 60 years of Drake Trailers. And to mark the occasion, the company is hosting a Drake Group Open Day on September 15 2018.

 Low Loaders

Drake Trailers and CTS Low Loaders go back many years. We’ve built a tonne – in fact, hundreds of tonnes – worth of trailers for the crew to transport heavy haulage and equipment Australia-wide.

Recent Deliveries June 2018

We’re in the second half of our 60th year in operation and we’ve already seen so many amazing trailers drive off The Drake Group lot. We can’t wait for you all to see what’s in store for the rest of 2018.

The Drake Group has been in operation for 60 years and is primarily known for their big trailers that have been seen carrying the largest and heaviest loads around the country. However, the trailer manufacturer has recently been drawing favourable attention from around the planet for thinking small. One fiftieth the size of reality, to be exact.


The Performance-Based Standards (PBS) initiative was introduced over ten years ago by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) to increase heavy vehicle efficiency and vehicle safety across the country’s roads.

heavy haulage trailer

Since their inception over 40 years ago, O’Phee Trailers has grown in strength. After joining The Drake Group in 2015 the heavy haulage trailer manufacturer has grown and capability across the board, proven by a continually growing roster of satisfied clients.

Women In Industry Awards

The Women in Industry Conference and Awards is returning again from a successful 2017 event. You can attend this highly anticipated event on Thursday 14 June 2018 in Sydney.