Case Studies

Lawson Sideloader Services

Freighter

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Lawson Sideloader Services has enjoyed an unsurpassed period of growth over recent years. To help support this, the Melbourne-based Company ordered five Freighter trailers as it looks to expand its container handling operations currently triangulated between depots in Tottenham, Dandenong South and head office in Tullamarine.

Lawsons Sideloader Services opted for the A-double as it can access a similar network to a B-double.  It carries two 40 foot containers and while the Super-B does the same, access can be limited which will restrict transit in urban areas prone to permits. With this particular A-double, one permit covers any Victorian road within the PBS 2B cubic network.

The 30m A-double’s manoeuvrability makes it compliant to run on the HPFV network when running at a higher mass, whilst also having the ability to access Level 2B cubic PBS routes in Victoria at 68.5T or less mass limit.

This allows Lawson Sideloader Services to access additional routes that its current fleet of Super B-double combinations is not able to access, with the added benefit of still carrying two 40 foot containers.

Although the A-double provides extra carrying capacity, it is the ease and flexibility it promises freight forwarding that determined the recent purchase, according to David.

At MaxiTRANS we believe in partnering to create tailored solutions that suit unique customer requirements, rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. 

We first listen and understand a business’ requirements. 
We provide professional advice.

This allows our customers to make a more informed decision about what works for them. It’s one of the reasons why more customers are requesting MaxiTRANS’ assistance when it comes to creating solutions.
 

Our Solution

Working closely with MaxiTRANS engineers, Lawson Sideloader Services opted for a set-up that provided the flexibility required to boost productivity. 

The combinations utilise a tri-axle on the A-trailer, with the B-trailer configured as a 5-axle dog trailer. 

“This configuration allows us to access the High Performance Freight Vehicle (HPFV) or Level 2B cubic networks in Victoria, depending on the weight we are running,” says David Eroglu, Managing Director at Lawson Sideloader Services. 
 

Client's Response

“We don’t need any headaches or additional stresses given the demands of our industry,” he says. “MaxiTRANS make a good trailer. They’ve proven themselves.”
“It’s something that works well for us,” he says. “The trailers have delivered every day we’ve had them in operation. It’s easy to see they have been a major part of improving our efficiencies.”

The A-double, as David sees it, represents a path forward. The majority of its transfers consist of imports for shipping agents and are fulfilled by using Freighter Super-B and B-double combinations, with direct distribution out of the yards.

As his operation relies on a combination taking off every hour from the terminals to the Dandenong depot, David aims to reduce the rate of departure to every half-hour. For this they need equipment that is reliable. With Freighter he says there was never any doubt he had ordered quality components.
 

Bradco Transport

Bradco Transport

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Plywood is heavy and can crumble, leaving a mess in the van, so as the years have passed, people have turned to corflute instead. Since it is more expensive, people look after it more and do not want it left behind, so MaxiTRANS engineers came up with a system to store the corflute under the trailer. 

It means it can be kept under lock and key when not in use. Many other operators store the corflute inside the refrigerated van, but that takes up space.

We believe in partnering to create tailored solutions that suit unique customer requirements, rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. 

We first listen and understand a business’ requirements.  We provide professional advice.

This allows our customers to make a more informed decision about what works for them. It’s one of the reasons why more customers are requesting MaxiTRANS’ assistance when it comes to creating solutions.
 

Our Solution

As Bradco Transport carries general freight on its return trips to Innisfail, Ken Bradley (Owner) was finding his sheets of corflute were often left behind, creating an added expense.

While many fresh produce transporters once used plywood between pallets to prevent the products from rubbing or bruising, many operators are now turning to sheets of corflute instead.

Our goal was to create a storage solution to avoid corflute being left behind after a delivery.

MaxiTRANS came up with a simple, yet innovative solution; designing a double loader corflute storage system.
 

Client's Response

“I’m very confident in the reliability of the Maxi-CUBE van,” Ken says.
Ken adds that when his vans are loaded with general freight, he prefers not to have the corflute inside the van. “This allows us to store it under the trailer. When we load with small parcels, the corflute would typically be taken out, and often we wouldn't get them back, so that was a costly exercise.”