Builder Design

  • 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...

  • PBS: The road to productivity

    Australia’s openness to the idea of high productivity vehicle design has gained it international attention, but a complex approval process and on-going political quarrel have long held it back. Where is it standing now? Read More...

  • Man v Nature

    Transporting acid and fish pulp in the wild north of Norway is one of the most dangerous freight tasks to be found on the European continent. A German expat specialises in going where even locals don’t venture if they can avoid it. Read More...

  • A new force

    Specialising in moving floor technology, Dutch manufacturer Kraker has successfully established itself in the Benelux region over past two decades. A new model is now meant to help the brand expand across Europe. Read More...

  • Every body can make a difference

    Capitalising on the global e-commerce boom, the truck body building community has found a way to turn the tide on an otherwise stagnating market. Read More...

  • Global cooling

    With the rise of an environmentally conscious cold economy and growing market potential in the emerging world, things are rapidly heating up in the refrigerated transport market. Read More...

  • Gearing up for Oktoberfest

    With the world’s largest annual beer festival nearing, Germany’s breweries are going into overdrive. To celebrate the occasion, GT looks back at how Paulaner managed a historic move last year. Read More...

  • Talent transcends continents

    Australian Barry Fennell found the ideal equipment for his forestry operation on the other side of the world in Canada – with the help of the Internet. Read More...

  • Curtain sider: The best of two worlds

    In the cold light of the day, the curtain sided trailer is a close relative of the common van – except that the sides are movable curtains made of reinforced fabric coated with a waterproof layer. But at a second glance, it is a promising approach to tackling the growing freight task. Read More...

  • The solar trailer

    While solar power is now widely recognised as a viable energy source, mobile applications have long been considered ineffective – until Twan Heetkamp found a way to utilise current‑day technology to build the trailer of tomorrow. Read More...


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