Trailer Reviews

SEALING SOLUTIONS | TRAILER REVIEW -Holmwood Highgate and Brisbane operator Speedie Contractors are developing new technologies that can revolutionise the global bitumen tanker industry

Trailer manufacturer Holmwood Highgate and Brisbane operator Speedie Contractors are developing new technologies that can revolutionise the global bitumen tanker industry – report by Chris Mullett  Bitumen plays a major role in stabilising our road network and providing a durable sealing system, often combining other materials such as synthetic rubber compounds to promote integrity and adhesion. As bitumen cools its ...

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FUEL FOR THOUGHT | TRANSPORT NEWS -Fuel Distributors of Western Australia

David Meredith meets with Craig Burrows, founder of Fuel Distributors of Western Australia Between the line of the Great Eastern Highway running east from Perth to Kalgoorlie, and the magnificent southern coastline of Western Australia, the WA country is dotted with small communities. Each is connected by relatively few major routes – the Forrest Highway, South-West Highway, Brookton Highway, Coastal ...

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STOCK IN TRADE | TRAILERTORQUE -Toowoomba-based Rytrans Manufacturing adds its own innovations to the design of livestock transport

Toowoomba-based Rytrans Manufacturing adds its own innovations to the design of livestock transport If you are looking for a better way to do something, very often it’s a simple matter of asking questions. For Ashley Davis, managing director of Rytrans Manufacturing, the basis of his company’s success is knowing how to ask the right questions of his customers in order ...

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HIRE AND REWARD | TRUCK REVIEW – Semi-Skel Hire hits No. 1000 with Barker Trailers 

Semi-Skel Hire hits No. 1000 with Barker Trailers  – Report by Ed Higginson When it comes operating environments across Australia the trailer rental business must be high on the list. One company that excels in this area and has thrived on the challenges is Semi-Skel Hire based in Yarraville, Melbourne. Formed in 1991 by Geoff Kelly, the company has expanded ...

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TANKER TORQUE – Simpson Fuel Supplies | TRAILER REVIEW – Holmwood Highgate Tankers

Warren Caves reports on the latest Holmwood Highgate tanker to join the Simpson Fuel Supplies fleet. Hazardous goods transport requires the highest levels of efficiency and safety in the trucking profession. As Australia has embraced new and more efficient trailer designs that enhance safety and increase productivity, companies such as Simpson Fuel Supplies are leading the industry with innovation, working ...

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TRIPLE TREAT | TRAILER REVIEW – New Red Bull Holden Racing trailers designed and built by Graham Lusty Trailers

Transporting V8 Supercars has moved to new design heights with the latest designs of Graham Lusty Trailers Over the last few years, I’ve had the pleasure of showcasing a few race transporters from many different categories of racing. The first of these was the Triple Eight Race Engineering Red Bull Racing transporter around four years ago, and, with those trailers ...

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SUPER B – SUPER SPECIAL | TRAILER REVIEW – Super B-doubles for K & S Freighters

PowerTorque finds that new truck and trailer combinations are making their contribution to improve productivity for K&S Freighters. There are two big factors that lead the charge in terms of equipment design – productivity and safety. While the two often don’t work together, with increased safety leading to reduced productivity and vice-versa, many operators are finding ways to make the ...

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POLE POSITION | TRAILER REVIEW – Rytrans Manufacturing Livestock Exchange Unit

Moving cattle between livestock crates has been fraught with danger. PowerTorque reports on how Rytrans Manufacturing is making that task a lot safer. Livestock transport is not a glamourous game. Chasing stock up and down narrow ramps, at all hours of the day or night, and in any weather, is not a job that everyone would enjoy. It takes a ...

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SEEN TO BE GREEN | TRAILER REVIEW -Allstone Quarries and TEFCO Trailers gain a mutual benefit from close cooperation

Allstone Quarries and TEFCO Trailers gain a mutual benefit from close cooperation We live in an era where convenience and environmental concerns are both important issues, but often seem to contradict each other. In recent times, some industries have made big leaps in bringing the two together, with the number of solar panels and wind farms we see in our ...

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ICE CUBE | TRAILER REVIEW – Vawdrey Iceliner improves thermal efficiency while reducing weight

Changes to the Vawdrey Iceliner improve thermal efficiency while reducing weight   When you consider the size of the Australian transport industry, and the limited scope for sales of new equipment, it is surprising to see the number of manufacturers offering products to the market. In terms of trailers, the number of manufacturers fighting for market share has grown dramatically ...

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