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The Drake Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Reid Ossington as the new CEO of The Drake Group.

The Drake Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Reid Ossington as the new CEO of The Drake Group. With his proven track record in strategic planning, business development, and team management, we are confident that Reid is the perfect fit to lead The Drake Group toward continued success and amplify our growth across all divisions – New Trailer products, Collectibles, Dalzell and Bagley Engineering, Service and Repairs, Parts and Engineering Services.

During the short time that Reid has been with us, he has already made a significant impact. His natural ability to connect with our team, inspire collaboration, and encourage open communication has been remarkable. Reid’s vision aligns closely with our core values, and we are confident that his guidance will help propel us to new heights. On behalf of the whole Drake Group team, please join us in congratulating Reid on his new role and in wishing him every success as our CEO.


The O’Phee ‘London’ – Innovation At Its Best

Under stringent safety and operational conditions, the world first O’Phee ‘London’ Double Stack Super B double combination successfully completed its first on road trial. NHVR fitted instrumentation to the combination which monitored speed, location and lateral acceleration. Only carrying empty containers and designed in a tri tandem Super B double configuration this ground-breaking design will significantly increase productivity and operational efficiencies by 100% over current existing Super B Double combinations in a single journey.

What is now proved was once only imagined. The trial included John Drake owner The Drake Group, Les Bruzsa chief engineer of National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, Nicola Murray from Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd, Mick O’Phee from O’Phee Trailers and Darren Fuller from Qube. 


Drake Collectibles At Queensland Hobbies Expo

In 2022, the 1/50 Mates Collectors Group put on a massive display of both standard and modified Drake diecast replicas at the QMHE (Queensland Model Hobbies Expo). The good news is, in 2023 the Drake Collectibles team will be joining them!!! We will be showcasing some of our new samples, have some product for sale and…. releasing a new Drake model on the Saturday.

More details to follow shortly and we hope to see you there!


Handover to Heavy Hauling

We love it when customers pick up their new trailers and put them to work, tackling heavy haulage with their powerful beast. It’s even more satisfying when we capture those moments! Check out Mactrans Heavy Haulage new Drake 5×8 Swingwing and National Heavy Haulage’s Drake Full Widener action shots!


Spotlight on Land Transport

In 1984, Barry and Raewyn Land embarked on a daring venture, fuelled by their passion for trucking and a desire to create something of their own. Armed with just one truck and unwavering determination, they set out to “have a go” at building a business that would eventually become an indomitable force in the Australian transport industry.

Now, nearly 40 years later, the Land family’s legacy continues to flourish, with their initial dream having evolved into a thriving enterprise, interwoven with the dedication, and sweat of not just Barry and Raewyn, but all of their son’s as well. With a fleet of over 350 units, a tight-knit network of depots that stretches across Australia and over 200 devoted staff, their presence on the roads has become a familiar sight, synonymous with reliability and excellence.

Looking ahead, the future appears brighter than ever for the Land family. Their journey, from humble beginnings to national prominence, stands as a testament to the power of perseverance, passion, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. The Land family’s inspiring story serves as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs and a symbol of the strong spirit that propels Australian businesses forward.

O’Phee Trailers longstanding history with Land Transport holds great significance for us and serves as undeniable proof that O’Phee trailers partners with the best in the industry. Once again, congratulations on your success, and a heartfelt thank you for your continued support and trust in our products and services over the many years.


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