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SouthPac Trucks Limited

August 7,2021 Southpac Trucks Ltd - The Sheldrake family name is synonymous with log transport in the central North Island. Graham Sheldrake started the company in 1980 working for New Zealand Forest Products, fast forward 41 years later to 2021, his son Mathew Sheldrake has taken over the business.


Celebrating the transition to the second generation of Sheldrake ownership, Mathew is honouring the milestone with this stunning new K200 Kenworth with personalised plates KDUBBY.


We recently caught up with the new K200 near Tirau in the Waikato.

Graham Sheldrake inductee to NZRT Hall of Fame

NZ Road Transport Hall of Fame

November 14, 2020 - 

Last night a few of us were lucky enough to be in Invercargill at the Bill Richardson Transport Museum to honour some of the best in the industry at the NZ Road Transport Hall of Fame.


The night was made extra special as our very own Graham Sheldrake was inducted. Graham has not only been a boss, mentor and good friend to us all at Sheldrake Haulage Limited but also to the entire industry.

One thing you may not know about Graham is that he doesn’t like surprises and we think the surprise he got last night being inducted to the Hall of Fame takes the cake, as he had no idea that it was happening.


From all of us at Sheldrake Haulage Limited we congratulate Graham and couldn’t be more proud of this industry icon.

NZ Road Transport Hall of Fame Video

Inductee video here via Truck

"San Quentin"

June 17, 2020 - “San Quentin” our 2016 Kenworth K200 via Smarter Money

Really handy when Dad has clients with big trucks, thanks Mathew Sheldrake.

"Seven Sharp"

October 4, 2019 - via Seven Sharp


Former barista realises her dream of becoming forestry truck driver,

Summer is now in charge of a 54-tonne machine during her daily grind.


"NZ Young Driver of the Year"

September 27, 2019 A HUGE congratulations to Summer Ratima, driver of Kenworth 5976, who won the award for NZ Young Driver of the year at this week’s RTF conference in Taupo.

She is a very talented young driver and a huge credit to our company. We here at Sheldrake Haulage Limited are very lucky to have her working for us.

Well done Summer!!!

"Panhandle Road Crossing"

July 25, 2017 - Freightliner 5974 Crossing the bridge at Panhandle Road.


"Truck & Driver Magazine"

March 2017 - Fit for It - 2016 Isuzu CYJ530 AMT Truck evaluation test Truck & Driver Magazine 

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