2015 05 26 Wingliner Toll ExpressToll Express, part of Toll Group, is breaking new ground with an Australian first that is transforming deliveries of freight for its customers and staff.
Toll Express General Manager Larry O’Regan said Toll’s involvement in the development of Australia’s only Wingliner with motor-driven mezzanine floors has transformed the way it loads freight and delivers to customers, increasing safety and productivity.
“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,” Mr O’Regan said.
“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.
“This allows staff on lifting restrictions to return to the workforce sooner. And, reduces the time spent in loading docks enabling customers to access their freight quicker, reduce congestion and increase productivity.”
Toll Express National Strategic Operations Manager Warwick Rust said while sides that automatically open and close provide significant safety and time-saving benefits, it is the automatic mezzanine floor Toll Express developed with Australia’s largest independent trailer and body builder, Vawdrey, that is proving to really transform its 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.”
Mr O’Regan said automated sides save approximately seven minutes per delivery over traditional manual methods.
“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.
“At Toll Express we’re always interested in innovative technology and designs that help us to do our job better.”
Toll Express has seven Wingliners across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane with plans to bring on another six by the end of the year.
For video of the Wingliner and motor-driven mezzanine floor in action visit www.tollgroup.com/tollexpress

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