Old-school trucks: Dunedin Carrying Company

By: Dean Middleton


Old school trucks: Dunedin Carrying Company Old school trucks: Dunedin Carrying Company
Old school trucks: Dunedin Carrying Company Old school trucks: Dunedin Carrying Company
Old school trucks: Dunedin Carrying Company Old school trucks: Dunedin Carrying Company
Old school trucks: Dunedin Carrying Company Old school trucks: Dunedin Carrying Company
Old school trucks: Dunedin Carrying Company Old school trucks: Dunedin Carrying Company
Old school trucks: Dunedin Carrying Company Old school trucks: Dunedin Carrying Company
Old school trucks: Dunedin Carrying Company Old school trucks: Dunedin Carrying Company
Old school trucks: Dunedin Carrying Company Old school trucks: Dunedin Carrying Company
Old school trucks: Dunedin Carrying Company Old school trucks: Dunedin Carrying Company
Old school trucks: Dunedin Carrying Company Old school trucks: Dunedin Carrying Company
Old school trucks: Dunedin Carrying Company Old school trucks: Dunedin Carrying Company

Take a look back at some of the classic trucks that the Dunedin Carrying Company has owned over the years.

It is not hard to guess where Dunedin Carrying Company hails from. Established in 1955, Dunedin Carrying operated as a general carrier for many years until the early 1990s when it diversified into the forestry sector. The company specialised in domestic and export log cartage, and in 2003 were acquired by the Dynes Transport juggernaut which was also heavily involved in logging. Several years later, in 2008, Dunedin Carrying amalgamated with Wilsons Transport Otago Limited which created a large and diverse operation which as well as logging, included work in the dairy processing sector and other specialised bulk transport.

The fleet has been very diverse over the years with Scammells being the mainstay through the early ’80s, followed by M.A.N’s in the late 1980s and early 1990s. There were also other brands such as Mercedes-Benz and Foden which made brief appearances, but other than some second-hand purchases, Mitsubishi became the mainstay through the late ’90s and early 2000s.

While Mitsubishi/Fuso is still represented in the fleet of more than 40 trucks, the Dynes influence has seen an influx of the favoured Kenworth Brand. There was also a livery change from the traditional bright red and white to candy apple red and silver that graces the trucks to this day.

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