Last month, The Drake Group wrapped up another successful year at the Brisbane Truck Show – Australia’s premier event for the trucking and transport industry. It’s an event that gathers global interest, with more than 300 exhibitors and approximately 40,000 attendees pouring through the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre to view all the technology, engineering, and innovation the industry has to offer.
The 2017 Brisbane Truck Show was a special time for The Drake Group. It was the launch of the combined Drake Group, and the first time Drake Trailers, O’Phee Trailers and Drake Collectibles showcased together at The Drake Group stand. Between eight trailers, including the first appearance of our new addition: The Tilt Slide, a pop-up stall at the Collectors Night, and fundraiser for Legacy, it was a hugely busy (and prosperous) four days.
The Drake Group nominated for Best Trailer Award
Each Brisbane Truck Show, the Heavy Vehicle Industry Alliance (HVIA) with the support of their platinum partner BP Australia, host the Brisbane Truck Show Awards to recognise and celebrate the hard work that goes into creating the best in heavy vehicle design, engineering, and manufacturing, influenced by a culture of innovation and safety.
The Drake Group was proud to have the 4X4 Deck Widener nominated for the Best Trailer Award – a prestigious category which placed us up against some of our worthy Australian competitors.
The trailers were assessed against a set of criteria, some of which included technical innovation, safety features, monetary worth, delivery time and stock held in Australia.
A closer look at the 4X4 Deck Widener
The Australian landscape is always varying – from high density metro areas to long, dusty highways with no end in sight. The 4X4 Deck Widener is designed to tackle any terrain with optimal safety, making it the perfect solution for your transport needs. Its many features include a fixed wheel track, which helps a driver manoeuvre with ease around tight spaces and populated areas. With its ability to carry 35 to 55 tonnes, we recommend the 4X4 Deck Widener for high duty cycle fleets.
Our 4X4 Deck Widener includes our famous low profile gooseneck and is made from high-quality Australian, Japanese, and Swedish steel. This model is completely customisable to suit your needs, with optional extras like hydraulic gooseneck, drop-bed frame, and swing out ramps.
If you would like to add our industry-recognised 4X4 Deck Widener to your fleet, the team at Drake Trailers, now part of The Drake Group, can help fulfil that need. We’ve been manufacturing innovative trailers for the best part of fifty years, and pride ourselves on creating customisable solutions focused on safety. Get in touch with us today on 07 3271 5888 or visit us at our Brisbane office.