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Amber Alert

Thursday, April 12, 2007

OOIDA member wins Freightliner Classic XL at MATS giveaway

With almost a quarter century of driving under his belt, Bruce Doering had never been to the Mid-America Trucking Show, and says he rarely enters prize drawings.

Fortunately for Bruce, he attended the 2007 MATS in Louisville, KY, and was one of 7,500 drivers to enter the Great American Insurance Group’s Big Rig Giveaway.

The OOIDA member from Janesville, WI, won a 2002 Freightliner Classic XL customized by 4 State Trucks Inc., home of the Chrome Shop Mafia in Joplin, MO.

“I wasn’t even going to sign up because I think nobody ever wins these things,” Bruce told Land Line. “So much for ‘nobody ever wins it.’ ”

Bruce said he attended the show with a group of four friends on Thursday, March 22. He left Louisville Friday, March 23, to finish his regular route from Chicago to Nashville.

On Saturday, March 24, Bruce got a call from Great American saying he’d won the truck. He quickly headed back to Louisville to take another gander.

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