How far could you get on $3,000
worth of free diesel fuel?
James "Handlebar" Randall, an
OOIDA Life Member from Claremont, MN, thinks he'll be able to run for at least
two weeks on the free fuel he won in the Association's Refer and Win contest.
For referring 23 new members to
OOIDA, James received a Fleet One fuel card, good for three grand worth of
Randall told Reed Black of "Land
Line Now" on XM Satellite Radio how he managed to pull off such an impressive
feat, and beat out all the competitors.
"Basically, I'm a walking,
rolling OOIDA advertisement," Randall said. "My truck has the word 'OOIDA' on
it - just the tractor - more than 10 times, and I've almost always got an OOIDA
hat on, I've got the Life Member jacket, and a lot of times I've got an OOIDA
Randall said he's always quick
to point out the advantages of Association membership to anyone who's willing
"In my shirt pocket, I've always
got the recruiting brochures," he said. "If anyone asks me, I can hand them one
and tell them about it."
Randall said he's a big
supporter of the Association because, although there are lots of groups
representing big carriers, OOIDA is the only organization in America that represents individual truckers.
This is the second year Randall took home the top prize in
the annual competition, which awards prizes to members who help convince the
most people to join OOIDA. Last year, he was awarded with a $5,000 travel
voucher toward a cruise or vacation package.