Former preteen trucker dies at age 84

A life-long member of the trucking community has passed away.

Milton Bruce Dysart of Bangor, Maine, died on May 29, 2018 at the age of 84.

Dysart was a co-founder of Dysart’s Truck Stop, which has been in operation since the 1960s. He got his start pumping gas after school until the green age of 12, when he began driving.

After turning 15, Dysart had his license. He was hauling oil and lumber with big rigs before reaching today’s legal age to drive a car. According to his obituary, Dysart drove over five million miles without a chargeable accident.

Dysart worked up to 18-hour days as a cashier and mechanic for Herman Truck stop before selling his share of the business and working for St. Johnsbury Trucking Company for 14 years.

He spent his last two years of employment back in the family business before enjoying 20 years of retirement at Bottle Lake in Lakeville.

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