Old school trucks: West Otago Transport

By: Dean Middleton


Old school trucks: West Otago Transport Old school trucks: West Otago Transport
Old school trucks: West Otago Transport Old school trucks: West Otago Transport
Old school trucks: West Otago Transport Old school trucks: West Otago Transport
Old school trucks: West Otago Transport Old school trucks: West Otago Transport
Old school trucks: West Otago Transport Old school trucks: West Otago Transport
Old school trucks: West Otago Transport Old school trucks: West Otago Transport
Old school trucks: West Otago Transport Old school trucks: West Otago Transport
Old school trucks: West Otago Transport Old school trucks: West Otago Transport
Old school trucks: West Otago Transport Old school trucks: West Otago Transport
Old school trucks: West Otago Transport Old school trucks: West Otago Transport
Old school trucks: West Otago Transport Old school trucks: West Otago Transport
Old school trucks: West Otago Transport Old school trucks: West Otago Transport
Old school trucks: West Otago Transport Old school trucks: West Otago Transport

Take a look back at some of the classic trucks West Otago Transport has owned over the years.

This month we look at the third of five transport companies in the Otago region which are all now part of the Road Transport Logistics Group. West Otago Transport is based in the rural town of Heriot which once boasted its own bank and post office. However, due to the ongoing migration to the larger towns and cities, the transport yard is now the landscape feature of the town (excluding the local watering hole of course).

West Otago Transport has a long history in the region, although under some different guises through the years with Invercargill-based Freight Haulage assuming ownership prior to the failed Transpac juggernaut which saw the rebirth of the West Otago Transport brand name.

A typical hard working rural transport company, West Otago Transport has diversified to include work for the dairy industry when the group of companies pool their resources to cope with the seasonal requirements.

Many makes and models have graced the red and white livery throughout the years with MANs being a preferred brand through the early 90s followed by Fodens, several DAF’S and now predominantly Kenworths.

Regardless of the truck brand, the fleet has long been maintained and presented to a very high standard and remains one of the iconic fleets in the region.

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