Steven Preston

Steven Preston was just putting the finishing touches to his 2019 Western Star, 7900SF at the Show & Shine being held at the Mission Raceway Park, British Columbia, when Mike Beesley caught up with him. This charitable show was supporting the BC Children‘s Hospital Foundation and is held each year at the Mission Raceway. Steven had come across on the ferry from Vancouver Island, where he drives for Jerry‘s Transport. The company is part of the Centurion Lumber Company based in Chemainus on the island, which is where the timber he was loaded with had come from.

The 304mm x 304mm (12” x 12”) chunks of timber were all bolted together across each layer and were destined for a construction project down at Sea-Tac, the large airport in Seattle, Washington State, where they were going to be used as a mat for a large crane to sit on. This load grossed the B-train out at 63,500kg, which certainly gave the Detroit Diesel DD16 and 18-speed Roadranger something to work on. When asked about vehicle preferences, Steven said he is a Ford man to the end.

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