Qualified voting members of OOIDA cast their ballots before the new year in the biennial election of alternates for the Board of Directors, wrapping up the contest at midnight, Dec. 31. Six candidates ran for five open alternate seats, which are all for two-year terms. These five candidates – listed here in alphabetical order – will be seated at the spring Board of Directors meeting:
Henry Albert, 45, Statesville, NC, has more than 26 years of experience in the trucking industry with 14 years as a company driver and more than 12 as an owner-operator with his own authority. While driving for a carrier, he hauled mostly food products. He currently transports a variety of building materials, including steel, granite and aluminum. Albert has been an OOIDA member since 1999. He joined because he was looking for a group that represented the small-business truck operator.
Gary Carr, 64, Wayne, ME, has been trucking for more than 14 years and is an owner-operator with his own authority. In the past, he has hauled frozen food, produce and nursery stock. Currently, he pulls a reefer in long-haul operation. Carr has been an OOIDA member for the past 14 years.
DuWayne Marshall, 48, Watertown, WI, has 27 years in trucking – 26 as an owner-operator leased to a carrier and one as an owner-operator with his own authority. He currently hauls fresh produce and food products. He has been an OOIDA member since 2001.
John “Jack” McComb, 61, of Littleton, CO, has 11 years in the trucking industry with the first 18 months as a company driver and more than nine years as an owner-operator. He currently pulls his own dry van trailer hauling general commodities and hazmat loads for Landstar Ranger. He has been an OOIDA member since 1999.
Dale Wiederholt, 51, Hazel Green, WI, has been involved in trucking for the past 28 years. He has been an owner-operator with his own authority since 1982. His business started out small and expanded in 1989. He currently operates nine trucks – mostly in the tanker and blanket-wrapped furniture business. He has been an OOIDA member since 1991.
Ballots received at OOIDA headquarters in Grain Valley, MO, or postmarked by midnight Dec. 31, 2008, were tallied and verified by the Board’s Nomination-Election Committee. LL