Based in Kaiata, just a stone’s throw away from Greymouth, we are perfectly positioned to service the entire West Coast and beyond.
Our livestock trucks frequently journey to the lower North Island, while our bulk and freight trucks cart regularly to Canterbury.
With two full-time dispatchers, we’re available when you need us, and our dispatchers have full visibility of what each other’s trucks are doing across the group to guarantee excellent service.



Servicing the West Coast for all bulk load requirements with our experienced drivers.


With 6 units in the fleet and highly experienced drivers to handle stock safely and confidently.


We can arrange cartage of bulk items from tractors, farm machinery, hay, and baleage across the South Island.

Blower Trucks

With their own blower on board, this makes delivery easy for all stock feed, fertiliser and grain cartage.

About us

Trans West was first officially registered, with the late Barry Hurley and Peter Gurr listed in the NZ Companies Office as its directors.  The official record doesn’t show it, but people who should know reckon that it was actually a partnership between those two – co-owners of a garage and small trucking company in Ross.  And Allen and Les Arnold, brothers who owned Arnold & Sons Motors – a transport operation in Whataroa, getting down towards Franz Josef Glacier.

It lives on after its ownership changed radically, with the much bigger Northern Southland and TNL buying into the business – each taking a third share. And it lived on 33 years after it became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northern Southland.

In 2011 the livestock and bulk business was bought by Philip Wareing Ltd and its original name restored as Trans West Freighters (2011) Ltd.

Fast forward to today, and Trans West have 12 trucks working out of our convenient depot in Kaiata.