Our History

In the mid-1930s the road transport industry was just coming out of the Great Depression. Truckers in Auckland were locked in a David versus Goliath struggle. The Master Carriers dominated - they had all the benefits, from discounts to lobbying clout. Small town carriers, meanwhile, were struggling to survive.

On Monday, October 5, 1936, twenty nine of these owner drivers gathered at the Trades Hall in Hobson St to form an association. Their mission? To serve the needs of operators like you.

And guess what? They won out. In the 80 years since then, National Road Carriers has become the largest transport association in New Zealand. And it still sticks up for road carriers of every size - from the one-person owner/operator to the largest road carriers in New Zealand.

If you need help or information contact us. It's one of our core services to know (or to know where to find) the answers to your questions.

We're respected by fuel and oil companies and other major suppliers, with whom we negotiate powerful deals on your behalf. And we never stop representing your interests at national and local government level.