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Stuart Martin reports on the unique requirements of of remote area roadworks Roadworks are an ever-present multi-billion-dollar industry and a necessary evil, staffed by crews who more often than not can sleep in their own beds every night. Rural deployments warrant calling a local motel home for a few nights, but if the work is being undertaken “back of beyond” ...

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FULL-SERVICE SOLUTIONS | TRAILERTORQUE – Icehouse Logistics

Icehouse Logistics provides the answers for complete end-to-end freight management – Words by Warren Caves, Images by Torque it Up.  Western Sydney-based Icehouse Logistics has expanded its transport operations with the addition of two new A-double, container Skel combinations from Panus Oceania, with some local input from Express Engineering in Dubbo to customise a unique dolly-lock solution. From humble beginnings ...

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NITE TIME | TrailerTorque

Nitrogen could provide the new alternative for refrigerated transport – Words by Chris Mullett The NACV Show in Atlanta proved interesting by way of innovation, with companies of all shapes and sizes portraying the move to electric vehicles or the use of hydrogen fuel cells as the next form of fossil-fuel replacement.  But one new innovation took the interest of ...

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ABSOLUTELY EASY | GLT Bulk Load Moving Floor

The latest GLT bulk load moving  floor trailer is breaking new ground for efficiency. The Australian trailer industry is consistently creating and developing new solutions for operators looking to find a better way to do business. With an industry that is increasingly competitive, it’s satisfying to find that new solutions for our market rarely come from overseas but are developed ...

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PERFECT HATCH | TrailerTorque – Multi Quip

Warren Caves explores the world of chickens The quest for productivity gains in its chicken-transport operation has led the Sydney based Multi Quip group of companies to cutting-edge European design in the form of two Hatch Traveller trailers, by Hatch Tech. Headquartered in Veenendaal in the Netherlands, Hatch Tech has developed the Hatch Traveller trailer system by drawing on the ...

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GLOBAL POSITIONING | TRAILERTORQUE

The Australian trailer market is set to become much more interesting as Panus Oceania grows its presence Down Under In the April issue of TrailerTorque, we looked briefly at Panus Oceania as it completes what could be described as a six-year apprenticeship in trailer manufacturing for the Australian market. This is not an apprenticeship in terms of building trailers; with ...

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The bright spots in new technology for equipment and accessory suppliers | TRAILER TORQUE

By  Neil Dowling While the stars at truck shows are usually the truck makers and trailer manufacturers, the grass roots industries of product suppliers and services provide their own excitement and innovation. Tyre retailers in Australia are a secretive bunch, guarding the results of surveys amongst customers on tyre life and the effects of new compounds on fuel economy as ...

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SWEET AS SUGAR | Trailer Review – Qube Logistics introduces new methods to revitalise an established industry

Qube Logistics introduces new methods to revitalise an established industry – Words by Warren Caves, Images by Torque it Up Trailer design has evolved to greater levels of efficiency by forward thinking and vision from both manufacturers and designers, but one thing that can really restrain design progress is the end-users’ facilities. Where a logistics company is contracted as a ...

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PBS and INNOVATION | COMPANY PROFILE – Pushing the envelope delivers dividends for Porthaul

 Pushing the envelope delivers dividends for Porthaul.- Words by Ed Higginson, Images by Goodman Photography Consistent growth comes from a desire to always look for better ways of doing things, says the general manager of bulk transport and civil contractor Porthaul. James Williamson. With depots in Portland, Mount Gambier and Melbourne, Porthaul operates throughout South Australia, Victoria, NSW, and extending ...

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SUPPLY CHAIN | TRAILERTORQUE – A wide array of information arising from the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hanover

Key suppliers bring new technology to the trailer market. With such a wide array of information arising from the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hanover, we simply couldn’t cram everything into the December/January issue of PowerTorque. Truck and trailer manufacturers showcased their new products, predominately with three key themes  − autonomous transport, connectivity and eMobility. But for all of these ...

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