The Australian Government has a long-term road safety vision of reducing road crash fatalities, however, most of our past road safety efforts in Australia have focused on countering illegal behaviours and imposing vehicle safety standards. While road safety can be achieved through focus on safer drivers and safer vehicles, the other equally crucial parameter is safer road infrastructure. Among the many infrastructure challenges that exist to reduce the number of crashes and fatalities, special emphasis should be given to heavy vehicles.
With an aim to continue offering one of Australia’s largest gamut of heavy-duty transport rental equipment to a wide range of industries, Rentco is adding new vehicles and equipment to its fleet this year.
The vision to be the largest and most comprehensive commercial vehicle parts distributor has helped Australian Truck Parts (ATP) grow and consolidate its share of this competitive market.
Brentwood Trailers manufactures a comprehensive range of custom-built trailers to suit any application – from plant trailers for the smaller jobs right through to full-widener heavy haulage trailers for the monstrous tasks, and everything in between.
Repairs and refurbishments of trailers – covering all bases from the replacement of worn suspension bushes to complete rebuilds – are other important elements of the business.
Simple to service and easy to maintain, KEITH’s walking floor systems are a popular alternative to traditional tippers.
The SAF-Holland Group is one of the world’s leading international manufacturers of chassis-related assemblies and components for trailers, trucks and buses. The company produces global market-leading products such as axle and suspension systems, fifth wheels, coupling systems, kingpins and landing legs, under the brands SAF, Holland, V.Orlandi, Neway, KLL and York. SAF-Holland is continually working on producing innovative components and systems that function to engineer the customer’s road to success.
Safety, compliance and maintenance was top of the list for Blair – McClintock Transport Service (MTS) Director – when he moved to Bulk Transport Equipment (BTE) for trailer bodies in 2018. For the last 10 years MTS has been primarily involved in civil infrastructure in Melbourne and regional Victoria, with the business transitioning into long distance bulk haulage.
With more than a decade’s worth of transport expertise, AAA Trailers specialises in delivering truck and trailer solutions. Its fit-to-purpose products include drop decks, flat decks, low loaders, wideners, extendables and tankers. The designs accommodate for length, weight and shape, with most freight layouts being catered for.
The team at Haulmax Tyres believe that there needs to be a fundamental refocus in the way the overall cost and operational value of trailer tyres is viewed by the transport sector across Australia.Trailer tyres are often the majority of the overall tyre cost for any transport company, with a B-double having three times the amount of trailer tyres compared to drive tyres, all the way to some road trains having up to 9.5 times the amount of trailer tyres in comparison to drive tyres. Correct tyre selection and maintenance is critical.
It simply had to happen. With the concerted march towards full electrification in every application that currently relies on combustible liquid or gaseous fuel of some description, it was only a matter of time before transport refrigeration would follow suit.