The freight task.

Our road transport industry at work.

Note –  This site is currently being re-built with new software – technology robust enough to allow us to share a huge amount of archive footage for public viewing. We apologise for the wait, but it will allow this site to significantly expand it’s hosting and display capabilities, in order to turn it into an archive and a tool for the industry to promote itself.


This site celebrates the New Zealand road transport industry, in its many forms and functions.

We are in the process of up-loading hundreds of clips filmed during the making of ‘Truck Files – A New Zealand Story’, in order to create an archive of footage that illustrates the remarkable diversity of our industry, and its underlying importance as to how this country operates.

These clips will sit beside others that reach back over the decades to explain the evolution of the New Zealand road transport industry, and will act as a storehouse, to safeguard as much material as possible pertaining to our industry.

During the making of the TV program below, it became blindingly obvious that much has been lost already.

This site aims to rectify that. 

Truck Files – A New Zealand Story – can be viewed here –

Click on the image below, which will transfer you to Prime TV’s ‘Catch’up’ page..

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

Truck Archive was created to promote the road transport industry by gathering video and photographic material to create a ever growing resource for the industry.

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 capture 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…

We welcome historic content – photographic, movie or video  

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 thousands 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.