Smart Thinking

Each year, TrailerTorque announces its technology and innovation award – Chris Mullett has the details This has been an interesting year for trailer manufacturers. There have been improvements in the automatic raise and lower systems of mezzanine decks, especially those within drop-deck trailers, there’s been some interesting development in the rear belt discharge on-highway market, and we’ve seen several companies ...

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Buckle Down

  Dave Whyte looks at the latest timesaving options from MaxiTRANS. For those of us who entered the transport industry within the last 20 years, it would be hard to imagine there was ever a time when Tautliner, or curtainsided, trailers didn’t exist. The older drivers among us know all too well that keeping freight protected from the elements has ...

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Freighter maintains the tension but reduces the effort

Freighter Trailers, a division of MaxiTRANS, has announced the T-Liner Mark II, representing its latest development in curtainsider technology. According to Freighter General Manager, Mario Colosimo, the MARK II reduces the number of buckles on a traditional T-Liner from twenty-two to six. “Less buckles results in less time spent opening and closing curtains. Operators can save up to ten minutes ...

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A Question of Capacity- IMMIX Metal Recycling

Six axles are better than four in the metal-recycling business With its global approach to finding a solution to metal retrieval, Albury-based IMMIX Integrated Metal Management is never short of ideas. When looking for a perfect match for its 8×4 DAF rigids, it chose Freighter Trailers to create a six-axle skeletal trailer with tri-axled dolly that could accept two large ...

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Lock and Load

Freighter’s new AutoHold load retention and quick release Tautliner can improve efficiency and cut standing time Curtain-sided trailers have basically revolutionised transport in Australia as a quick and efficient way of both covering a load and ensuring its secure retention on a trailer or truck deck. Freighter was at the forefront of the introduction of curtainsider bodies with the Tautliner, ...

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