Brian W Gleeson
1954 – Brian Gleeson
The family’s interest in transport restarted in the early 1960’s,
when the late Brian (Doc) Gleeson (James’ Dad) and his wife
Margaret established BW Gleeson Carriers in Waiuku.
Brian’s first truck was an old Dodge, which he used to cart cream cans in true Gleeson fashion. From there, he established the business of Gleeson & Renall, spreading lime and fertiliser on farms.
Through their success, Gleeson & Renall got themselves a couple more trucks for carting fertiliser off the boats – and that’s when Don Cox joined the company.