18 VMS Boards to Brisbane

July 2021 saw the ETC Hire team deliver 18 VMS Boards to Brisbane to help with traffic management for the Cross River Rail project. Delivered over 3 days, it was all hands on deck to ensure the delivery ran smoothly. Awesome job team.

Hire or Purchase?

Did you know that it is possible to purchase any equipment from ETC Hire? While hiring is what our customers want most of the time, we do offer the ability to purchase our equipment and even suggest it for especially long hire terms. It’s also possible to hire equipment to trial it first and purchase […]

Why hire a VMS?

Variable message sign boards are effective advertising tools to help get your message across and here are a few reasons why. Visibility The problem with regular signage is that it doesn’t stand out from the background due to it being fixed and rather boring to look at. Additionally, there are so many signs around, we […]

Our Portable Traffic Lights are TMR Approved

While there aren’t many options for TMR approved portable traffic lights out there, you’ll be glad to know that ETC Hire’s popular traffic lights are now on the approved list too. The lightweight, easily transportable unit has passed onsite testing and is available for use on our roads. This portable traffic light is intended to […]

Tips for creating better VMS messages

The most effective VMS messages are quickly and easily read and understood. As the majority of passing traffic will be driving, there’s no need for long drawn out message. Straight to the point is the key. While our team will help you create messages for our VMS boards, nobody knows your business and target audience […]

Tripod Radar Speed Check Sign Now Available For Hire

This new portable radar speed check sign is now available for hire. Easy to transport and setup and can be ready to run in minutes. Choose your trigger speed and the sign will take care of the rest. The current speed limit will be displayed as well as a smiley or sad face depending on […]

Equipment hire for the year ahead

2021 is looking like a big year for ETC and your business can benefit from planning ahead with which equipment to hire. Whether it’s an event, worksite or promotional campaign, we’ve got the equipment for you. VMS Boards Our most popular item, VMS boards are a great way for your message to be seen by […]

How solar security systems work

Security cameras not only capture intruders in the act, but also make them think twice when entering a premises which is monitored. Cameras are also useful for keeping an eye on workers to make sure proper workplace health and safety standards are being adhered to. Our solar security system consists of a fully integrated unit […]

The challenges and benefits of night time construction

Performing construction work at night can have benefits for the project, the construction crew and the public too. Night time construction reduces risks to travellers and the crew from traffic. It also helps traffic continue to flow during peak daytime hours. Another benefit is that the weather is cooler, which makes work easier and potentially […]

Variable message signs vs LED signs

While trailer mounted variable message signs (VMS) and LED signs share similarities, they are actually quite different in their design and usage. VMS boards primarily display text and are most commonly uses on roads to capture a driver’s attention as they pass by. They often display simple text messages with the objective of providing a […]