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New truck provides haulage of B Double with single trailer handling

Waste management company Ellwaste called on the expertise of Freighter to build a vehicle that would perform like a B-double combination, but handle like a single trailer.
 
Having long understood that versatile equipment was key to improving productivity in the field, Ellwaste sought to add an extra hooklift container bin to each of their loads.
 
Voted the ‘Best Trade Business’ at the 2004 Gannawarra Business Excellence Awards, Cohuna-based Ellwaste in Northern Victoria sees itself as an innovator in the waste industry, with recycling at the forefront of its operation. But the subsequent need to boost the performance of its fleet prompted the company to explore ‘left field’ options including the concept of PBS, which factors in the trailer’s actual performance on the road instead of focusing on size and length alone.
 
According to Stephen Elliott, Operations Manager at Ellwaste, the company had been discussing the concept of a larger skel trailer that could hold multiple hooklift container bins, but built in such a way that the vehicle would perform like a B-double combination, and handle like a single trailer.

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