Toll Express and independent trailer and body manufacturer Vawdrey have teamed up to develop an Australian first, producing Australia’s only Wingliner with motor-driven mezzanine floors, which is already transforming freight and deliveries to customers.
With significant gains in productivity, efficiency and safety, Toll Express General manager Larry O’Regan has lauded the arrival of the new Winglinger and praised the result of the collaboration. “We purchased our first rigid truck Wingliner around 12 months ago. During this time we have seen multiple benefits for both Toll Express customers and staff who both gain from the Wingliner’s smart, safe and time-saving technology.”
“Unlike traditional vehicles where the sides are manually opened and closed to load and unload freight, the Wingliner’s sides automatically open and close with a simple push of a button” Mr O’Regan said.
This time-saving safety benefit not only aids current staff and customers, but enables any individuals who might be hampered by lifting restrictions to return to the workforce sooner. Furthermore, the automatic mezzanine floor developed by the folks at Vawdrey, Australia’s largest independent trailer and body builder, is already delivering results across the board for Toll Express, with these features shaving off an average of seven minutes per delivery.
National Stragetic Operations Manager Warwick Rust (pictured) believes this will transform their delivery of freight. “We consulted extensively with our customers and staff to inspire the design of a user-friendly mezzanine floor that can be automatically raised and lowered to the required position,” Mr Rust said.
“The result is an automatic platform that maximises space, enabling more freight to be safely and efficiently transported and unloaded.”
“The time saved over manually opening and closing the curtains, together with automated mezzanine floors and larger vehicles enables drivers in some cases to more than double their deliveries per day.”
Toll Express has seven Wingliners in operation across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and plans to take on another six by the end of 2015.
Catch the Wingliner and motor-driven mezzanine floor in action at www.tollgroup.com/tollexpress