polarising the business landscape

Polarising the Business Landscape

It would seem that the Covid pandemic has had the effect of polarising the business landscape in Australia of late. Depending on the type of business, it can be either boom or bust … or perhaps something in between. Read more

from the workshop floor to the boardroom

From the Workshop Floor to the Boardroom

James Yerbury, owner of Robuk Engineeringhas been in the trailer building industry for almost 20 years, with extensive experience spanning the whole spectrum from the workshop floor to the boardroom. Formerly, he held prominent positions with several leading trailer manufacturers. Read more

trailer inspection after extended idle or flood

Trailer Inspection After Extended Idle or Flood

Here are some tips from Hendrickson on how to deal with trailers which have been through a flood or have sat for a long period, because a thorough trailer inspection after extended idle or flood is vital to retain durability.

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dolly prototype will showcase industry innovation

Dolly Prototype Will Showcase Industry Innovation

A trial to measure the performance of an industry converter dolly prototype will showcase industry innovation, demonstrating superior capabilities when compared to other units, writes Bob Woodward, Australian Trucking Association Chief Engineer. Read more

People remain a challenge for us

People Remain a Challenge For Us

“People remain a challenge for us at MaxiTRANS, as they do for everyone else,” said Dean Jenkins, MaxiTrans CEO and Managing Director, when PowerTorque sat down with him to talk about how the trailer business is travelling. “I think that we as an industry have an issue with mental health. We do a lot of work with our people around RUOK Day, and we’re pretty passionate about it.  Read more

trailer brand has been picked up by Bruce Rock

Trailer Brand Has Been Picked Up By Bruce Rock

The Thinwall brand originated in Canada, and the trailer brand has been picked up by Bruce Rock Engineering, after the original Australian production facility closed in early 2020. The company’s hopper trailers are now being built by BRE here in Australia and the trailer builder is currently tooling up for the production of the Thinwall walking floor models in this country. Read more

the new normal for trailer building

The New Normal For Trailer Building

Just what the new normal for trailer building will look like was the topic for discussion when PowerTorque sat down with MaxiTrans CEO and Managing Director Dean Jenkins to talk about how the trailer business is travelling. Read more

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