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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.

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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.

 Internet of Things

Welcome to Part Two in our series on the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT). In case you missed it, Part One defined what the IoT actually is and gave examples of the top industrial industries it’s already integrated into.

Internet of Things

The internet of things (IoT) is not something reserved for digital-focused businesses, it affects and aims to elevate every industry, including trailer manufacturers like us. Of all the industries seeking to harness the power of digitally connected devices, industrial (manufacturing, fleet management, transport etc) are the ones seeing the immediate benefit of deploying this technology across their business and products.

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They say that quality stands the test of time, and we’d like to think that there’s no better proof of this than The Drake Group celebrating its 60th birthday. The Drake Group was originally founded in 1958 by Colin Drake, who moved from Victoria to Queensland to start a trailer repair business.

Wemyss Transport

Wemyss Transport and O’Phee Trailers have had a long friendship. In fact, Wemyss Transport’s fleet consists of many O’Phee Skels, PBS A Double Skels, PBS Quad Skels, B Double and Single BoXLoaders, Retractable Skels, Retract-X Skels, Curtainsiders, Drop Deck Skels, Flattops, Tipping Skels, Dropdeck ‘Extendables’ and more.

 Welcome back for another month of recent deliveries. Those who follow us on Facebook see glimpses of the trailers driving off The Drake Group manufacturing lot, but here on the blog, we like to delve a little deeper into the behind the scenes of our recent trailer deliveries in Brisbane.