Manac, a division of the Canam Manac Group, Inc. has developed a custom-built transfer trailer to haul the City of Toronto’s waste to Republic Services landfills in Michigan. This trailer has been designed to accommodate the type of compactor used by Toronto as well as the tipper table that unloads the trailer in Michigan.
This new design has been developed in partnership with Trailcon Leasing/ Wilson Logistics, which owns and operates these trailers. The main goal was to get the same payload with a five-axle trailer as the conventional six-axle steel trailer. To achieve this goal, Manac utilized aluminum. Trailcon Leasing/ Wilson Logistics is currently operating 13 of these trailers these and 100 new units will be added on January 1, 2003. The transfer trailers will make one round trip per day and will move approximately 700,000 tonnes of waste per year.
This special, light fleet of trailers is expected to significantly decrease maintenance costs and to also provide significant savings on tolls.
Manac is the largest Canadian manufacturer of quality semi-trailers with more than 26 per cent of the market. The company operates plants in Saint-Georges, Trois-Rivires, Saint-Prime in Quebec, Orangeville, Ontario, and has just acquired manufacturing facilities in Oran, Missouri. The parent company specializes in the fabrication of steel joists, semi-trailers and forestry equipment through 22 plants in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and France.
Jean Lousel is sales engineer for Manac in Trois-Rivires, Quebec.