Traffic management companies
Introducing Whites’ temporary & construction traffic control
Whites were one of the first traffic management companies in Christchurch. In 2006 Chris White left his management position with the NZ Police (having obtained his 14-year service medal) to purchase a company called Treleaven Rigging (TR).
Back then, construction traffic control/temporary traffic control in Christchurch was still in its infancy. As one of the city’s first traffic management companies, TR became involved in traffic control as they used a cherry picker to rig banners for the Christchurch City Council (CCC) and needed to park the cherry picker on the road. This affected other road users, so temporary traffic control around the area was necessary. The business was regularly in contact with the CCC and other local authorities about traffic management. Companies and other contractors soon noticed that TR had acquired the skills and equipment required for traffic control, began to ask them to undertake their traffic management as well, and it all grew from there. So we have literally been involved in traffic management in Christchurch from the very beginning!
When Chris White purchased the business in 2006, his police background made temporary and construction traffic control a perfect fit and that ultimately became the sole focus of the business with a name change to Whites Traffic Management in 2007 to reflect the new direction. Since then, Whites Traffic’s fleet of vehicles and staff has expanded, but we continue to do the work we have always done, providing top-quality traffic management services with a reliable professional team.
Meet the team
Chris White (Director)
Chris is a former Manager in the NZ Police and holds a Bachelor of Management Science from Canterbury University. He spends most of his time in the office or at site meetings. But even though he heads one of the oldest and best traffic management companies in Christchurch he can still be spotted putting cones on the road (despite what his staff say!). Chris enjoys restoring classic cars – the MG is gone; now it’s a vintage Singer 9 in the garage awaiting completion. He loves watching his children’s sport such as football, netball, basketball and tennis, and is always keen to head to Central Otago if he gets a chance for a break.
Anna Eliott (Director)
Anna formerly worked in the CBD before joining husband, Chris, in the traffic control business post quake. Anna also loves spending time watching her children’s sport, endures running around Hagley Park and doesn’t love classic cars.