The year is 1908: The United States celebrates Mother’s Day for the first time; Lyndon B. Johnson and Milton Berle are born; Henry Ford rolls out the first Model T (price: $825); Emerson Fullington purchases a nine-passenger, horse-drawn surrey to transport residents to the local train station…The Fullington Auto Bus Company has been born!
Emerson M. Fullington with his three sons, Ai, Roy and Richard, began a livery and surrey company, along with their lumber supply business. The nine-passenger surrey transported Clearfielders to the Pennsylvania Railroad Station. By 1915, his fleet consisted of two Model 15 white buses. The scheduled route ran the seven miles between Clearfield and Curwensville. The horse barn housed the buses on the site of the present day garage on Cherry Street in Clearfield, Pennsylvania.
The Fullington Auto Bus Company continued to expand its scheduled service. During World War II, the line run bus between Clearfield and Tyrone was loaded several times a day carrying the troops to war and home again. The line run operation was nationalized when Fullington joined the Trailways® system in 1981.
We are proud to say our company is still family owned and operated and now offers public and private transportation aboard deluxe motorcoaches, transit buses, limousines, vans and school buses. Under Fullington Trailways, we offer daily scheduled line route service for passengers and package express.