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Manufacturing sees strong start to 2018

It’s one thing for Australian trailer manufacturers to feel like the manufacturing industry is improving, but seeing hard data to support this sentiment is something else entirely.

Improved access rules for B-double livestock carriers

Animal welfare and transport efficiency are the big winners in recent ordinance changes made by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

Driver availability is impacting the transport industry and Australian society (Part two)

Welcome to part two in our series on Volvo Group Australia’s report on the availability of professional truck drivers and how driver availability impacts the transport industry and Australian society.

Driver availability is impacting the transport industry and Australian society (Part one)

Has the view of “without truck drivers, Australia stops” lost its impact on everyday Australians? Apparently so, according to Volvo Group Australia. The manufacturer of heavy vehicles in Australia, along with many of manufacturers and businesses, are noticing a looming problem with professional truck drivers. There simply isn’t enough of them.

Industry job prospects brighten in 2018

The ManpowerGroup Employment Survey has long been revered as a key indicator of how the future of employment looks around the world. For over 50 years the organisation has been analysing employment trends across countries, industry sectors and company sizes, and is one of the most trustworthy sources of this type of information globally.

O’Phee Trailers Quad-Quad Super B-Double Skel trailer combination is making history

There’s “big”, and then there’s “really big”, but not many people have seen “Quad-Quad Super B-Double Skel big”.

Welcome back to another year of stellar trailer deliveries from Drake Trailers. As many of our loyal readers know, we love to highlight some of the recent deliveries from the month.

Customer in Focus: MJ Smith Ground Preparation

Welcome back to our first Customer in Focus for 2018. Every month we focus in on one of our favourite customers and their trailer builds from the last month while highlighting the impressive design and craftsmanship demonstrated by the Drake Trailers team.

The top 10 Drake Collectible models for 2017

It’s been a busy year for the team at Drake Collectibles. Not only did they launch a brand-new app, they raised had an incredibly successful showing at The Brisbane Truck Show with the Collectors Night. The team behind the scenes were busy at work, with the long overdue Freighter flat top trailer combinations and display cases hitting the shelves. It’s no surprise that these long-awaited combinations took up seven spots in the top ten list for 2017.

 Welcome to part two in our series on Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws. As you know (head back and read part one), the CoR, as part of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), is set to change. These amendments are scheduled to roll out across Australia (except Western Australia and the Northern Territory) by mid-2018.