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Innovation of the Month

  • Avoiding miscalculations

    Avoiding miscalculations

    Reversing onto docking bays has always been the source of costly repair bills for transport operators, with only the slightest miscalculation by the driver resulting in the trailer hitting the dock with enough speed to do damage. BPW has now introduced a tool to avoid high-speed impacts.

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  • Loctite - an industry icon

    Loctite - an industry icon

    Part of the Henkel portfolio since 1997, the Loctite® range has become an industry icon representing both adhesive strength and long-term performance. It is no surprise that it is a vital component of the global transport equipment industry ever since the unique anaerobic technology was invented half a century ago.

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  • 3M™ Diamond Grade™ 983 and 987 Series Reflective Tapes

    3M™ Diamond Grade™ 983 and 987 Series Reflective Tapes

    Following changes of the UN/ECE104 regulation, the use of partial or full contour reflective markings will become mandatory on all heavy vehicles operating within the European Union from October 2011. In Australia the use of contour markings is still voluntary, although it can save lives and money.

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  • MonoPan panels

    MonoPan panels

    Reducing the transport industry’s carbon footprint, MonoPan has revolutionised the industry’s environmental performance. Introduced to the local market by Australian firm Thermo Composite Technology (TCT), the lightweight panel not only improves sustainability, but also satisfies official recycling requirements.

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  • Tenacitex load restraint curtains

    Tenacitex load restraint curtains

    It is eight times stronger than steel and three times stronger than fiberglass, polyester or nylon yarns – Technora, a para-aramid fibre produced by Japanese company Teijin, is the secret ingredient of Polyweld’s recipe for success.

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  • McColl’s Driver Simulator

    McColl’s Driver Simulator

    Geelong based McColl’s Transport and the Victorian Transport Association (VTA) have joined forces to launch a mobile truck simulator dedicated to improving road safety around Australia.

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