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Frew’s Transport is a rural Canterbury haulage and freight company with a proud company history of over 95 years in business. Operating depots in Darfield and Oxford, Frew’s provides transport solutions for clients around the central Canterbury region, as well as the wider South Island and frequently beyond. We have a fleet of around 50 vehicles, and have the expertise and capacity to handle your requirements for:

  • Stock Cartage
  • Freight Cartage
  • Log Cartage
  • General Cartage (Hay Bailage, etc.)
  • Fertiliser/Lime Spreading
  • Container Cartage (Hiab Truck/Swing Lift)
  • Bulk Tippers
  • Silage Contracting
In addition to our hauling and freight services, we also offer storage services and sales of a range of products, including:

  • Lime
  • Firewood logs
  • Shingle supplies
Both a Ravensdown Fertiliser consignment store and a Firth concrete batching plant are run out of our Darfield depot (see our product sales page for further details).
Frew’s Transport was founded in 1921 in Greendale, when E.H. Frew and W. McCrostie went into the haulage business with a single traction engine. Trading as McCrostie and Frew, their 10-horsepower traction engine would haul 3 or 4 two-axle wagons typically filled with bagged grain to the Norwood and Darfield railway stations for further transport to Christchurch. From these humble beginnings, the business has continued to go from strength to strength and we now have quite a bit more horsepower available to us! This is just as well, as our core client base between the Rakaia river to the south and the Ashley river to the north relies on us for cost-effective, reliable and on-time transport of a wide range of cargo.

Frew’s long history of service in the central Canterbury region has given us a deep understanding of the needs of our rural client base, which is why we do more than just haulage - we offer additional services for our customers as diverse as bulk grain storage and firewood sales.

The long history of success our company has enjoyed is built upon a foundation of providing a range of diverse, high-quality services that result in satisfied customers, and it’s a way of doing business that we continue to wholeheartedly embrace today.

Discover more about us and the services we offer at this site, or get in touch today to talk to us about how we can help you.