Preston founder Blades dies

A.T. Blades, founder and long-time executive of the former Preston Trucking Co. Inc., died November 14 at the age of 94. Blades founded Preston in 1932 and was its president & CEO until 1986. The company ceased operation in 1999. He had been vp for the American Trucking Assns. and was president of the Maryland Motor Truck Assn.

A.T. Blades, founder and long-time executive of the former Preston Trucking Co. Inc., died November 14 at the age of 94.

Blades founded Preston in 1932 and was its president & CEO until 1986. The company ceased operation in 1999. He had been vp for the American Trucking Assns. and was president of the Maryland Motor Truck Assn.

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