'Ol' Blue' ®, a 1951
vintage working-truck, driven
by RJ Taylor, is also an 80,000
pound teacher's aide. The School
Program was incorporated into
the Ol' Blue, USA agenda in 1986,
however the truck and driver,
RJ Taylor, had already visited
schools for 15 years. Ms. Bobbi
Farrell came up with the name,
Big Wheels Little Kids ©
in 1988. Ol' Blue, USA conducted
its first cross-country National
Safety Tour in 1995, with
much success. To see which schools
have requested visits, and which
truck shows Ol' Blue, USA will
be visiting this year click
Founded in 1986, Ol' Blue, USA
(United Safety Alliance, Inc),
a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public
charity, Federal EIN #95-4487026,
California #CT 99171, is dedicated
to promoting traffic safety and
improving relations between law
enforcement, commercial drivers
and the motoring public. During
our National Safety Tour 'Ol'
Blue'®, a 1951 working truck,
pulls a 53-foot "Rolling Billboard"
trailer featuring our sponsor's
logos and those of the California
Highway Patrol, Kentucky Vehicle
Enforcement, Nevada Highway Patrol,
and the U.S. Department of Transportation.
We conduct simulated truck inspections
at trade shows and truck stops.
We also take our various programs
to community events and public
schools in our efforts to teach
safety around all large vehicles.
Safety Around Large Vehicles
This is the first chapter to
the online Story Book and
Coloring Book section of
our school program. It is impossible
for Ol' Blue, USA to visit each
and every school that wishes to
see our program, although we would
love to visit everyone!
We hope you view these pages
with your teachers and classmates
and spread the word about safety
around large vehicles. Remember
it is "People Working Together
for Highway Safety" ®
that makes a difference in the
safety and lives of all of us.
'Ol' Blue' ® and
driver, RJ Taylor, once hauled
the Apollo 14 capsule?
At 55 mph it takes 1 & 1/2 footballs
fields (450 feet) to stop 'Ol'
If you took a bathroom scale
which that could read high weights
and placed it under one of Ol'
Blue's front tires, it would read
6,000 pounds! Now if you took
your parents car, placed the whole
car on the scale, the average
car would weigh only 4, 000 pounds!
Ol' Blue's one front tire weight
is 1 and 1/2 times more than the
total weight of your parent's
Be sure to check out the poster
page here at the Ol' Blue,