Old-school trucks: NZ Express


Old-school trucks: NZ Express Old-school trucks: NZ Express
Old-school trucks: NZ Express Old-school trucks: NZ Express
Old-school trucks: NZ Express Old-school trucks: NZ Express
Old-school trucks: NZ Express Old-school trucks: NZ Express
Old-school trucks: NZ Express Old-school trucks: NZ Express
Old-school trucks: NZ Express Old-school trucks: NZ Express
Old-school trucks: NZ Express Old-school trucks: NZ Express
Old-school trucks: NZ Express Old-school trucks: NZ Express
Old-school trucks: NZ Express Old-school trucks: NZ Express
Old-school trucks: NZ Express Old-school trucks: NZ Express
Old-school trucks: NZ Express Old-school trucks: NZ Express
Old-school trucks: NZ Express Old-school trucks: NZ Express
Old-school trucks: NZ Express Old-school trucks: NZ Express
Old-school trucks: NZ Express Old-school trucks: NZ Express
Old-school trucks: NZ Express Old-school trucks: NZ Express
Old-school trucks: NZ Express Old-school trucks: NZ Express
Old-school trucks: NZ Express Old-school trucks: NZ Express
Old-school trucks: NZ Express Old-school trucks: NZ Express

New Zealand Express can lay claim to being one of the oldest Transport Companies in New Zealand, having been founded in Dunedin way back in 1867.

By the early 1920s the company had opened depots in 11 cities and towns throughout the country.

Throughout the 1930s and the infamous Great Depression, the regional offices were sold to independent operators who remained operating as New Zealand Express, but with the name of the respective regions after the New Zealand Express logo.

Over time all of the New Zealand Express transport companies were acquired by other firms, but the Auckland branch was purchased by Maurice Simson who retained the New Zealand Express Transport name and opened depots in Wellington and Christchurch in the mid-1970s.

The Auckland and Wellington branches were closed in the late-1980s, with Christchurch becoming the sole New Zealand Express Transport Branch.

For the next couple of decades, primary work for the company would be predominantly local cartage throughout the greater Christchurch and Canterbury area; a lot of which was to-and-from the Lyttelton Port.

Most makes and models graced the fleet colours over this time, with both company owned trucks and a large owner-driver contingent within the fleet too. After several decades under the same ownership, New Zealand Express Transport (Christchurch) Limited was sold in 2005 and changed hands again in 2006.

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