Company Profile

J D Hickman Ltd is an industry leading company specialising in innovative transport and storage solutions. The company evolved in November 1988 when John Hickman identified the need for a transport and storage operator capable of providing a complete turnkey solution to the dairy industry.
We now supply a comprehensive transport mechanism to Fonterra sites with extensive truck movements from Palmerston North and Hawera to the Waikato and Auckland region. A diverse range of equipment and expertise is available to other sectors of New Zealand industry and we are acknowledged specialists in the heavy haul market - with particular focus on supporting our relationships with large oil exploration entities.

Today J D Hickman Limited is still owned and operated by its principal owner John Hickman and the company currently has 100 employees throughout major depots in Auckland,Hamilton, Palmerston North, Hawera, Wanganui and New Plymouth.
The leadership team have a practical hands on management style that ensures a flexible and constant approach to operational improvement. Using proactive monitoring combined with the rapid recovery techniques enables us to offer on time deliveries and flexibility when working to strict deadlines.
Our philosophy is to foster and maintain long term partnerships with our customers through a complete understanding of their business objectives - this allows us to develop solutions to satisfy their needs.

The quality and reliability of service are the concerns of every person in the Company, and are not just the responsibility of Management.
Internal quality starts with the initial Customer contact and continues through all subsequent phases; it also includes the quality borne from the skill and accuracy of the person carrying out the job. Therefore every employee has quality related responsibilities; quality cannot be added onto the end of a job, it must be integrated as it is carried out.

Each driver is responsible for delivering the scheduled quantity in the required time and in the required condition. Consequently a “Do it right the first time” approach is the key to quality service, cost reduction, productivity and customer satisfaction. To achieve this objective, any quality problems arising in various areas are to be identified and solved with speed, efficiency and economy. The methods employed are to reviewed continually and techniques improved whenever necessary.

Quality Assurance is exactly what it says: an assurance that quality is satisfactory when compared with the reference standard or customer requirements whilst the job is carried out. These principles are basic to this company for the assurance of quality of service and we require all levels of staff to actively support us in the implementation of this policy.


J D Hickman Ltd have a comprehensive Quality Control System including

  • Risk Management Programme - NZFSA Registration Numbers R149, S1851 , S1852 and S2220
  • Quality Manual
  • Health & Safety Manual

These manuals are continually evolving to meet the needs of our clients. We ensure that any specific requirements for the movement of your freight is incorporated into the Quality System.

It is the objective of J D Hickman Ltd in providing a quality service to its Customers. Performance, reliability and health & safety are of prime importance and all members of staff are provided with the requisite tools and knowledge when accomplishing their tasks.

John Hickman is committed to the development and improvement of the quality management system. The quality systems and the RMP are regularly and independently audited and reviewed by Asure Quality and our Quality Manuals continually evolve to meet the needs of business and external regulatory requirements.

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