Freighter marks 75 years on Australian roads


Limited edition Freighter 75th year Diamond Pack trailer now on offer

Freighter marks 75 years on Australian roads
Freighter's origins can be traced back to pre World War II.

 

MaxiTrans is celebrating a major milestone for its trailer brand Freighter – 75 not out.

The trailer and parts maker deems the effort as creating a legacy that "is clearly as long as it is rich".

"Freighter’s long and successful history is owed to our loyal customers," MD and CEO Dean Jenkins says.

"Many of our customers are two or three generation Freighter loyalists.

"It is this on-going support that has helped build the legacy that Freighter prides itself on and will continue to be a part of every locally manufactured high quality trailer that is produced."

"We sit here today reflecting on the great achievements of Freighter, from introducing the first curtain sided trailer into the Australian market, known in the Freighter family as the Tautliner, through to continuing to push the boundaries on performance-based standards (PBS)."

Original Freighter manufacturing facility located in Moorabbin, Victoria. Freighter trailers were produced at this facility prior to relocating to Ballarat, Victoria.

"A common theme across the years has been finding innovative ways for our customers to get more out of their equipment, allowing them to increase productivity with outstanding reliability, so they can focus on continuing to deliver the needs of the nation."

"Seventy five years in operation is a significant milestone, not only for the Freighter brand, but for the wider transport industry too.

"Supporting Australian business and locally manufactured products is what has made it possible for the brand to continue to thrive."


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"In celebration of this milestone and for those customers wishing to be a part of the celebration, MaxiTrans has released a limited edition Freighter 75th year Diamond Pack, available across the Freighter range throughout 2021, and are encouraged to contact their local MaxiTrans dealer.

Pictured in front of the Freighter offices, this Tandem axle flat top Freighter trailer is ready for a customer delivery. Photo circa 1960s.

"We again take this opportunity to thank all our customers, suppliers and staff for their on-going support throughout our extensive history, but also as important, during the most recent challenging times," Jenkins says.

"We look forward with great excitement to the future of the Freighter brand and the transport industry as whole.

"Many of our customers are two or three generation Freighter loyalists.

"It is this on-going support that has helped build the legacy that Freighter prides itself on and will continue to be a part of every locally manufactured high quality trailer that is produced."

 

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