First PMC: 1982
Stephen Lema knows the most drivers don't understand the
physics- or potential dangers- involved in driving a tractor-trailer.
"It's a 65-foot, 10,000-pound box," says Lema. "And it's not
going to be able to stop on a dime." After 25 years, Lema
still relishes most of the 1,100 miles he logs each week for
Stop and Shop Companies. "Essentially, I get paid to enjoy
the outdoors." A 20-year PMC rider, Lema now uses his company's
vehicles to transport food. Bikes, and supplies to all the
PMC hub-sites before, during, and after the event. "People
may not let you pass them on the highway in your truck, he
concedes. "But you should see them get out of the way when
you show up at Mass Maritime with a forklift full of beer."
"Things can happen very fast."
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