Friday, March 28, 2014

OOIDA member wins Firestone tractor at MATS

OOIDA Member Brad Peterson in his 2013 Firestone Edition Class 8 truck.
(Photo courtesy of Firestone)
OOIDA Member Brad Peterson of Wellington, Colo., was announced as the grand prize winner of the Drive a Firestone Sweepstakes. Peterson won a 2013 Firestone Edition Class 8 tractor. Additionally, Peterson won an all-expenses paid trip for two to the 2014 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, assistance to help defray taxes, and up to a five-year supply of Firestone tires.

“This is the first contest I’ve ever won in my life,” said Brad Peterson, OOIDA member since January 2011. “I gave a big hug and kiss to my wife. I knew I had a 20 percent chance of winning. I’m retiring my current truck and using the new truck to haul equipment.”

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions announced the prize at the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. The grand prize win concludes the Firestone Drives America Tour, which was launched last July. The tractor features special highly customized interior and exterior appointments to turn it into a Firestone-brand truck.

Many more prizes were awarded during the sweepstakes, including all-expenses paid trips for two to a baseball championship series game, all-expenses paid trips for two to attend the college football national championship game, and $500 gift cards and Firestone-branded apparel.

Peterson was one of five finalists selected at random. Each finalist received a key, and it was Peterson’s key that started the engine. All five finalists received an all-expenses paid trip for two to the 2014 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race and the Mid-America Trucking Show where the grand prize was awarded.

The Drive a Firestone sweepstakes was open to drivers with a valid U.S. commercial driver’s license (Class 8) and who own or operate a Class 7 or 8 vehicle.

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