Aratuna Freighters is West Coast owned and operated by Durham Havill and his wife Lorraine, their son Andrew and his wife Monique. We have grown a one-truck business into a major transport operation.
Today, all four are still fully involved, they have a staff of 74 and now carry Fuel, Frozen products General Freight, Bulk freight and Livestock all over the Coast to Nelson & Christchurch mainly, but you will also see Aratuna’s units all over the South Island and even in the North Island. These astute Coasters have built and branded a top transport operation in one of the more complex areas of New Zealand.
We started off with just one truck and one Trailer in 1985 and over the years developed a strong base of loyal customers whilst also vastly improved upon the number of vehicles. Since our inception, we have had the opportunity to extend our services to scores of customers with dedicated services and affordable prices. We can proudly say that our clients are delighted with our service.
We are very proud of our staff and not afraid to say so. Our team encompasses passionate professionals who are always happy to help each other achieve goals in order to exceed customer expectations. They pride themselves on providing quality customer service, you will always find them with the time and patience to cater to you needs.