Rural Transport companies

Rural Transport Companies


Flash Transport and Excavations


Flash Excavations Ltd is here to transport oversized items, tow a trailer, or move equipment. We offer Heavy Haulage Services throughout the North Island, New Zealand. We will transport your assets in a safe and careful manner.

“If you have troubles moving it, then let us take care of you”.

Our trucks are machines are inspected regularly and are guaranteed to serve you whenever you need us. 

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Rural Transport Ltd


The history of Rural Transport goes back to 1927, when a young motor mechanic named Bob Burnett started a carrying business at Hinds. Mr Burnett started with just one truck, a Reo, which he drove all over Ashburton County and beyond, carting goods.

In 1934, Mr Burnett bought an acre of land for 1200 pounds on the corner of East and South Streets, Ashburton, and built a new workshop and rural transport depot there.

Mr Burnett was always looking for opportunities to diversify Burnett Motors. He had petrol pumps on East Street to serve a small but growing number of motorists, many of these people, including many successful farmers, became loyal customers of Burnett Motors. 

He was also interested in the products his trucks transported – for example, coal, which led him to acquire a controlling interest in the Mt Somers coal mine. He also bought Mt Somers Station, which he ran with the same success he achieved in the trucking business.

In the 1950s, Burnetts expanded into earthmoving services and was involved in several big hydro projects, including Manapouri, Roxburgh, Aviemore and Benmore. The firm acquired a substantial fleet of bulldozers, scrapers, loaders and other heavy machinery. By 1957, Burnetts owned more than 100 vehicles, employed almost 300 staff and was turning over more than two million pounds a year.

Mr Burnett had no son to take over from him when he retired, so when he reached his early 60s he started looking around for a way to secure the future of the company

This led to a merger in 1971 with the Australian Brambles organisation, one of the biggest freight forwarding companies in Australia at the time. Burnetts became Brambles Burnett. Mr Burnett remained on the board of the company and took a close interest in its affairs.

In 1980, the Mogal Corporation acquired Brambles Burnett. Mr Burnett was still a director, but officially retired a year later, at the age of 72. In 1984, Owens Transport brought the Mogal Corporation, which saw the Ashburton trucking firm renamed Owens Burnett.

In 1991, the company was rebranded Owens Road Transport, a subsidiary of the Owens Group, and restructured including a move to owner-drivers replacing company drivers.

Today, Rural Transport is owned by The Wareing Group. 

Rural Transport has a total of 53 Truck and Trailer combinations. Our business operates throughout the South Island. Our home areas are Mid Canterbury, South Canterbury, North Otago, Fairlie and the McKenzie Basin.

Rural Transport is proud of its history, the loyalty of its customers, and the dedication of the staff, many of whom have worked for the company through successive ownership changes.

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Temuka Rural Transport

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Temuka Transport’s commitment to providing top class service using up to date equipment has seen it grow into one of New Zealand’s larger transport companies.

Temuka Rural Transport has grown to a level where it now operates more than 90 trucks and six large container handlers. It also runs the Temuka Rail site for Kiwi Rail. The group operates a number of storage facilities in Temuka and Timaru and have various commercial buildings leased to key customers.

The company’s unprecedented levels of service and outstanding relationships within the industry have been key to the successes achieved over the years, and this philosophy remains unchanged.

In 1967 Rowdy and Margaret Aitken and three others purchased the ailing Temuka Transport business and began transforming it into the major transport and logisitics operation it is today.

Within ten years the three partners left and the Aitken family continue to run the business.

Rowdy was awarded the Queens Service Medal for outstanding services to the community in 2008, and in 2014 was inducted into the New Zealand Road Transport Hall of Fame.

Rowdy is still closely involved with the running of the business, which is now managed by Garry Aitken.

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Regal Rural Transport Waikato

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The Rural Transport company’s first beginnings can be traced back to 1960 when Rob McHardie left school and started his own ag contracting business, Tauwhare Contractors. What started out as a maize, hay, and silage operation continued to grow. 15 years later, a fleet of trucks was introduced to the business.

Regal, as it is known today, was born on 8 August 1988 with the amalgamation of Tauwhare Contractors and Sherson Construction and the acquisition of Cronin Transport in Hamilton. In 2006, Regal purchased the company, Bulk Haul, and amalgamated it into Regal Haulage.

A further acquisition was made in 2015 when Regal Group purchased Taranaki transport provider, Freight Bulk Transport Limited (FBT).

Today, our current purpose built fleet includes 112 truck and trailer units. Of these, 105 are bulk tipper units, 27 of which are high cubic capacity vehicles. We also have five dedicated freight vehicles. We manufacture all our own trailers and truck bins, giving us the ability to meet the different requirements of our customers.

Regal Group is committed to providing an exceptional bulk transport and rural transport service to clients throughout New Zealand.

Our vertically integrated logistical solutions enable us to provide customers with fast, on-time delivery. From export loading to vessel discharge, storage handling and management to tailored engineering solutions, Regal combines experience, excellence and innovation to meet client freight passage demands.

Our commitment to innovation enhances our communication and accuracy from the point of pick-up to delivery. Whether your load is 30 tonnes or 30,000 tonnes, we can provide all your bulk cartage requirements.

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Eitherway Rural Transport Northland

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Eitherway rural transport specialises in moving freight from Auckland to Northland. We are your local general freight and transportation specialists.

We offer our pick-up and delivery service across greater Auckland.

Eitherway is a small family business, backed by over 16 years of industry experience. We offer a hands-on approach and personalized service – you deal first hand with one person. Our team are easy to deal, straight forward and our processes are simple.

We are a member of the National Road Carriers Inc.

So for all your freight and transportation needs, from Auckland to the Northland, contact Eitherway today. Our friendly team will be happy to walk you throughout the ins and outs of our services. We’ll be happy to help you in any way we can.

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Renwick Rural Transport Ltd

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From humble beginnings in 1993 with Ian Higgins purchased his first Curtainsider Truck, “Truck n Loader” was born. Steady growth over the next 10 years meant expansion so Renwick Transport Ltd was formed in 2005. 

Husband and wife team Ian & Karen Higgins are very passionate about the rural transport business and family involvement. Karen eventually found the administration side too busy and convinced daughter Jax Smith to leave her Pharmacy Job and join the team in January 2005. 

With ten trucks and various machinery the business continued to grow under the management of a very customer focused family and team of dedicated drivers. 

Daughter Jen Hall joined in 2008 so that Jax could concentrate on Managing the Operations side of the business with Jen running the day to day office requirements that had grown considerably. 

In August 2009 big changes were again afoot with the move from the Tyrone Park Premises to Broadbridge Transport Yard on the Corner of State Highway 63 & Hawkesbury Road along with the purchase of their General Freight and Fertilizer Business and six more Trucks and various Machinery. 

Steady growth over the next 8 years sees Renwick Transport into its 25 year anniversary celebrations.

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PTS Logistics - Rural Tractor Transport

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Auto Logistics and PTS Logistics are part of the PTS Group, established in 1976 with one tow truck and single car trailer. From small beginnings transporting vehicles across the Manawatu region, this family owned business has grown to a national transport business.

 With nine depots throughout New Zealand, we have the facility to move almost anything, anywhere and anytime. In 2014 three well known vehicle transporting brands – Auto Movements NZ, NZVD and JEFFS were amalgamated to form Auto Logistics.

 With such a long and proud heritage of moving cars around New Zealand we are well placed to help you move your car. Over the past 40 years we have probably moved every make and model of vehicle you know. That’s why we are confident that our service is your solution.

As the national transporter of choice for some of New Zealand’s best-known suppliers, your tractor or large machinery is in safe hands with us.

To arrange rural transport of your tractor we will require the make and model of your tractor, whether it has any attachments, its dimensions and weight, and whether the tractor is roadworthy.

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