Economic recovery post Covid-19 requires the nation’s freight carriers and logistics firms to invest in Australian manufacturing and local business. Victorian trailer builder, Krueger Transport Equipment, has served the commercial road transport industry for more than four decades, supplying innovative semi-trailer designs and a diverse selection of trailing equipment for sale and rent, backed by a diligent servicing and parts division.
The hard-wearing trailers that Krueger builds include traditional B-double combinations, flat tops and drop decks, skeletal trailers with ultra-low profiles, curtainsiders (Kurtainers), freezer vans and dry freight vans as well as larger Performance-Based Standards (PBS) configurations.
Krueger’s in-house PBS team can walk fleet operators through the trailer specifications that will best serve their needs whether it be through lighter equipment for the tare weight advantages and/or ensuring truck-trailer combinations have access to the most efficient routes. PBS also enables new opportunities with ‘interchangeability’ where operators can get the most value out of their road transport assets. With PBS optimisation, according to Krueger, the productivity gains are an additional bonus.
Krueger’s PBS offering covers its entire range of trailers from container haulage to general freight. The interchangeable options that the manufacturer provides its customers with ensures maximised fleet potential where everybody wins.
Krueger also produces specialised OH&S and high productivity designs featuring self-lifting gates, Lock N Load Buckle-less Load Restraints, Slide-A-Gate and the EZI Autodeck. All of these options are rigorously tested for optimal reliability and safety.
The Australian innovation does not stop here. Krueger’s revolutionary Road Friendly Suspension (RFS) is industry-leading technology. It provides freight carriers with a low maintenance and high-performance capability when hauling cargo amid harsh operating conditions.
RFS is the only Australian-made suspension by a trailer manufacturer and was specified to address Australian road conditions. As an entirely Australian-owned operations, Krueger works closely with its customers to develop new designs for use on metropolitan roads and highways in a much shorter timeframe than imported alternatives can offer.
Under the Federal Government’s Australian Design Rules (ADR) requirements, RFS has the stamp of Government approval. Due to continuous innovation and improvement, the RFS portfolio is expanding with more high performance and low maintenance packages to support national linehaul fleets and can even benefit intrastate operations with more durable gear. RFS options include axle capacity for highway use, heavy duty axles for road train applications as well as capacity for an easy read weigh gauge system.
This dedication to innovation drives all areas of the business – the suspension is also fully supported by a national after sales network.
With the extension of the Federal Government’s tax asset write-off incentive, Krueger is urging transport businesses Australia-wide to take up this generous opportunity to invest in new equipment.
Primed and ready to assist heavy vehicle operators across the entire essential services supply chain – from linehaul to intrastate to final mile – Krueger’s national support capabilities are extensive, including fixed priced servicing, spare parts, refurbishment options, smash and damage repairs, conversions and chassis/body modifications for all trailer makes and models. A quick turnaround with minimal disruption ensures that Krueger has all bases covered.
Krueger has also doubled down on its spare parts availability and RFS solutions to ensure optimal tare weight and improved equipment longevity for the trailers it builds and services. Sourcing spare parts is now made simpler with Krueger’s new website. The list of available items include: air bags, axle parts, brake boosters, brake drums, brake fittings, chrome accessories, cleaning products, curtain ratchets, curtain straps and rollers, electrical cables, landing legs, LED lighting, load binder straps, mud flaps, shock absorbers, wheel bearings, signage and decals and more.
Last year, Krueger Transport Equipment doubled its capacity across the business as part of an ongoing series of expansions. The project, according to Managing Director John Krueger, was delivered under time and under budget. He attributes the success of the expansion to the relentless passion for improvement of the strongest leadership team in the industry.