After 55 years of trucking, MTA Driver of Year Art Stoen retired but not slowing down
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After 55 years of trucking, MTA Driver of Year Art Stoen retired but not slowing down

Art Stoen, 74, only takes one medication. It’s for cholesterol, and he had to be talked into that. To hear him tell it, sounds like the doctor may have had to twist his arm a little. After all, said the 55-year career truck driver, “I feel fine, energetic.” When The Trucker caught up with him, Stoen [pronounced Stone] had just shoveled snow in front of his home in Austin, where a couple of days before the wind chill had been 60 below. By the way, that’s Austin, Minnesota, not Texas. Just about cold enough to go ice fishing, now, said Stoen, who January 24 received the Minnesota Trucking Association’s (MTA) Driver of the Year award. Besides deer hunting, fishing is one of Stoen’s passions. He just recently retired from Kane Transport Inc., and he’s learned a man needs stuff to do in retirement. The first time he retired, when he was a young 63, things just got too boring, so he went back to the job he’s always known: driving a truck. “This award is a great way to honor the best in our industry; driving is no easy task, especially when you take into consideration his daily driving […]

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