Old school trucks: TNL Freighting (part 1)

By: Dean Middleton


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Take a look back at some of the classic trucks that TNL Freighting has owned throughout the years.

When I was a young fella, family holidays in Nelson were exciting to say the least. For me however, this was not because of Tahuna beach, Kaiteriteri or other local beaches and attractions. I was far more interested in going to Port Nelson and, in particular, Transport Nelson Limited’s huge transport yard.

Back before security fences and health and safety laws, this yard was paradise for a boy that loved trucks. On a summer evening or weekend I would interrupt my father from his R&R and pester him to take me down to TNL’s yard. Not only were there Macks, Kenworths, Volvos and ERFs (among other makes) parked up to admire, many of the cabs were left unlocked and I would spend hours sitting behind the steering wheels of these classic trucks.

By the time I was old enough to take photographs, the brown and white livery had been pretty much phased out for the two-tone blue and white livery which became an iconic sight in the region.

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