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UP, UP and AWAY | TRAILERTORQUE – SANY

SANY concrete pumping equipment joins the Gough Transport Solutions stable – Words by Ed Higginson, images by Geoff Parrington.  The Gough Group is New Zealand and Australia’s leading value-add solutions provider to the infrastructure, mining, forestry, transport and power system industries. It’s a diverse group made up of five trading subsidiaries incorporating ten distinct businesses, and, as a privately-owned New ...

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Italian Style | TRAILERTORQUE – V.Orlandi

Ed Higginson looks into the background of V.Orlandi as it increases its presence in the Australian market. One of the most crucial components on a truck is the coupling between the truck and trailer, and its selection is usually the result of a decision between the customer and the trailer manufacturer. The selection of the preferred coupling system ultimately has ...

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THE MAN CAVE

Every man needs a shed, and Best Sheds is finding that Sloanebuilt makes delivery a much easier affair – Words and images by Warren Caves. Sloanebuilt Trailers has been associated with the manufacture of quality aluminium tipping bodies and tipping trailers to the transport industry for many years. However, many might not expect to see a steel flatbed semitrailer wearing ...

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FORWARD THINKING

Warren Caves reports on how Garry Stafford is developing his business with Sloanebuilt. When GLS Transport Southern Highlands needed new equipment to cater for its expanding quarry transport business, the company’s managing director Garry Stafford decided on his next step for expansion through discussion with Sloanebuilt Trailers. GLS already operated a truck and three-axled dog trailer with Sloanebulit bodies, and ...

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CATTLE COUNTRY

Toowoomba is home base for livestock transporter Robertson’s Transport and Rhino Trailers. In a world where allegiances are formed that can last generations, it makes for an interesting company profile to discuss a company that actively looks for diversity in the composition of its transport fleet. Robertson’s Transport of Toowoomba is keen to promote such a diverse programme when it ...

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Forward Thinking – GLS Transport

Warren Caves reports on how Garry Stafford is developing his business with Sloanebuilt. When GLS Transport Southern Highlands needed new equipment to cater for its expanding quarry transport business, the company’s managing director Garry Stafford decided on his next step for expansion through discussion with Sloanebuilt Trailers. GLS already operated a truck and three-axled dog trailer with Sloanebulit bodies, and ...

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Step Aside

Straddle carriers offer a broader range of alternative applications than just shifting containers. Shipping containers have effectively changed the way that business does business, driving change and improving efficiency of the global supply chain to enable “just in time” supply for manufacturing. Massive container ships stack their cargoes like building blocks, but when they arrive in port they need to ...

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The Power of Choice – Bulk Fuels Australia

Being able to select your own fuel supply offers better accountability and guaranteed quality For businesses that operate vehicles 24/7 it is imperative that fuel accessibility is maintained throughout a 24-hour period. One solution is to base your depots near 24-hour fuel outlets. The alternative, and one that is gaining more attention, is to have your own on-site fuel bunkering ...

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Improving Productivity

When time means money, the opportunity to improve productivity by cutting vehicle turnaround times takes on a significant level of importance. McLean Farms, a large-scale poultry producer based in the Pittsworth, Qld area, was looking for a trailer that would enable them to operate over short distances with reduced feed delivery times. The company found the solution with Customvac of ...

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EuroTrailer News

TrailerTorque looks at some of the design differences in the European market with Krone Trailers The differences in trailer design or European operators become instantly noticeable for any Aussie truckie heading North for a vacation. This month we look at some of the variances, and whether there’s a lesson to be learned on either side of the Atlantic or Pacific. ...

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