Archiving NZ Trucking History Media
Click on the image above to take you to the The Truck Files – A New Zealand Story – a three-part documentary-style programme that traces the development of the road transport industry, from its earliest days of horse and cart to the modern era of High Productivity Motor Vehicles (HPMV) in the 21st century.
Drawing upon archival footage where possible, the series traces the evolution of an industry that started out in the shadow of rail and coastal shipping.
Truck Archive was created to store and archive video and photographic material of the New Zealand road transport industry. We are embarking on a program of accumulating content about our industry that showcases both the equipment and landscapes that we operate in and organising it into a searchable database.
We welcome all old movies pertaining to the industry and will host them with suitable acknowledgements free of charge, and over time will embark on uploading what we consider to be significant photographic collections.
On this site you will find mini-documentaries on the industry, as well as a wealth of clips taken by helicopter and UAV as well as ground and vehicle based video caputure systems to a broadcast standard. This site was made possible by the encouragement and support of our sponsors who also see the need to record some of the unique aspects of our operating environments and the day-to-day operations that all-to-soon slide into history…
This website is dedicated to showcasing the New Zealand road transport industry and the environment in which it works in the best light possible.
The hundreds of clips on this site capture moments in time of the industry at work, and cumulatively form the basis of a video-archive designed to house as broad a spectrum of the industry’s activities as is possible.
This material can be used for promotional, educational, documentary or broadcast end use by third parties and is intended to be an industry resource and video database.
We are constantly uploading new material along as well as building up a library of historic photographs and footage as they become available in order to offer a digital safeguard for material that otherwise might be lost to us.