Builder Design

  • Re-thinking innovation

    The trailer manufacturing industry is about to experience a fundamental shift in innovation dynamics as highly integrated suppliers and tech-savvy executives prepare to take on a whole new level of responsibility. Read More...

  • Taking charge

    Dutch manufacturing specialist, VALX, is changing the way trailer builders think about axles, specifically how they can be designed to be multifunctional to electrically charge integrated components such as refrigeration units. Read More...

  • Picking up speed

    There has been a distinct shift in sentiment surrounding Australia’s high-productivity Performance-Based Standards scheme since its introduction a decade ago. Is innovative design now becoming the norm down under? Read More...

  • Facing the future

    The digitisation of modern transport equipment has progressed rapidly since Freightliner unleashed the Inspiration Truck on the industry two-and-a-half years ago. Now, even Hollywood is getting involved. Read More...

  • French evolution

    Under new ownership and fuelled by a booming European refrigerated transport market, French OEM Chereau has reinvented itself as a high-tech brand with a strong data focus. Read More...

  • Change catalyst

    Automated driving is the latest buzz in commercial road transport. But what could the advent of autonomous vehicles mean for the container transport industry? Read More...

  • Growth by downsizing

    In a timely response to the global urbanisation trend – and to still be able to operate in Europe’s increasingly locked-off cities – Schmitz Cargobull has entered the highly competitive truck body market. Read More...

  • The Winning Formula

    Sydney company Omni Tanker has taken the next step to disrupting the global tanker manufacturing market by expanding into New Zealand, supporting a local chemicals business during a critical growth phase. Read More...

  • Stepping into Twin 33 Trailers

    A new study found that increasing the standard length of a US twin trailer by only 1.5m could save the industry some €2.4 billion. Read More...

  • The Trial of the Trailer

    Nearing its halfway point, the UK’s Longer Semi-Trailer Trial is revealing some encouraging data. But will the nation’s foray into high productivity freight vehicles prompt a permanent change to its trailer landscape? Read More...


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