Classic Pix – Carson’s ERF

Carson Transport Ltd was based at Balfour in Southland, and was distinctive for its lime-green livery – shown to great effect in this shot.

ERF was one of the brands that helped build New Zealand, but by the eighties it was struggling and eventually the name disappeared as PACCAR took it on itself to rationalise the British truck manufacturing industry.

Carson’s were a great example of rural transport at its best, with the small Balfour community nestled amongst some of the best farming country in New Zealand and well-served by Don Carson, his staff and predecessors, before selling the company and retiring.

Don moved to Queenstown I believe, and if there are any old pictures relating to this company or info please contact me and I’ll add it to these pages.

ZC10-ERF Carson