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4X4 Deck Widener

Our Customer in Focus for March is Corbet’s Group. These guys have garnered a fair bit of attention on our Facebook page over their new 4X4 Deck Widener and their immaculately restored 1986 Mack Super-Liner in honour of founding grandfather Jack Corbet.

heavy vehicle finance

While providing excellent value for money and many long years of dependable service, heavy haulage equipment is not exactly an impulse purchase. The expert craftsmanship and dedication to quality found in a Drake Group trailer comes at a price that can sometimes be out of reach for growing businesses. However, tailored finance options are available through Drake Group and QPF Finance Group.

Drake Collectibles

Drake Collectibles has had a busy start to the year, showcasing their new models at two reputable fairs, right here in Australia and across the globe in Nuremberg, Germany.

Push boundaries with flexible Retract-X

It comes as no surprise that container transport is big business in Australia. Spread out across our vast land is over 500,000+ registered trucks delivering containers, packages, produce and the like to consumers and businesses. 50% of truck and trailer combinations are meant for long-distance intrastate and the rest are local movements, so it’s only natural container transportation companies would invest in a durable container skel trailer that can go the distance, in both local and intrastate.

What are the different types of O’Phee BoXLoaders?

Since the initial collaboration (or marriage, as we like to call it) of O’Phee Trailers and French company BoXLoader, their models have gone from strength to strength. In 2011, they launched the O’Phee BoXLoader Container Side loader trailer which was warmly welcomed by the industry at the 2011 Brisbane Truck Show. Skip forward seven years and the O’Phee BoXLoader collaboration has benefited greatly from the steady rise in container traffic, turning their brand into a household name among the container transport fraternity.

Automotive Heavy Vehicle Sector IRC Four Year Work Plan

Welcome to part two in our series on the Automotive Vehicle Manufacturing Sector IRC Four Year Work Plan. In this part, we’ll be taking a closer look at the 4-year plan for the Heavy Vehicle sector. This is a fantastic document directed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee who commissioned the Industry Reference Committees (IRC), in partnership with Auto Skills Australia, to create a new model for developing and maintaining training packages.

Automotive Vehicle Manufacturing (Bus, Truck & Trailer) Sector IRC Four Year Work Plan

As manufacturers of heavy transport trailers for 60 years, you could say we’re veterans when it comes to evolution, change and innovation in our industry. We’ve seen and been a part of it all: new and futuristic technologies, new ways of working and new rules and regulations to be at the forefront of.

Top 10 mining trends for 2018

A key part of keeping the mining industry thriving during times of uncertainty is keeping a keen eye on future trends and technologies. Being able to see what is around the corner is a fundamental requirement for any modern business, and mining transport companies are no exception.

Recent Deliveries February 2018

As much as we love seeing photos of Drake and O'Phee trailers out on the road and doing their thing on-site, there’s a certain affinity we have for seeing our most recent deliveries roll out of the manufacturing facility for the first time. Look at some of our latest efforts and you will see why.

Bula! If you're in Fiji, that’s how the catch-all, most-frequently-used word in Fijian that mostly means hello. What’s the reason for the language lesson? Well, the team at O’Phee Trailers recently delivered one of their brand-new designs, the O’Phee “Step Over” Boxloader, to ZAR Logistics who are in beautiful Fiji.