Gully Transportation will be featured on tonight’s edition of the American Trucker television show. The episode will air on the Speed Channel at 10 p.m. Eastern. The program will show the production of one of the Quincy, Ill.-based regional hauler’s newest trucks – a 2011 Freightliner Cascadia – in the manufacturer’s Cleveland, N.C., facility.
“My father started the business with just one truck in 1947,” says company vice president Michael Gully, “and in 1964 he purchased his first White Freightliner. As our business has grown, our relationship with Freightliner Trucks has grown. Not only do our drivers love the handling and comfort, but as a business, we appreciate the trucks’ efficiency and reliability.”
Although Gully continues to add new vehicles to its fleet – most recently a combination of ten Cascadia and Coronados – what really interests Gully, and what brought American Trucker to the company, is his hobby of collecting truck memorabilia and restoring antique trucks.
Gully’s special interest trucks are Freightliners (pictured). He currently has about 11 antique Freightliner trucks in his collection, including that original White Freightliner that helped launch the business more than 50 years ago.
“I’ve always been fascinated by Freightliner trucks,” he says. “When I was younger, they were the ‘Cadillacs’ of our fleet, and we still consider the Freightliner product to be the best. The company has always been on the leading edge of process and product development, and we’re proud to be a partner.”
Tune in tonight to check the antique collection. Find past episodes on Truckers News’ special AT page.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.