FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ol’ Blue, USA™ Receives
Trucking Industry Communications Awards
Four Years In A Row
VAN NUYS, California, April 2008 - For the forth-consecutive year, Ol’ Blue, USA™ (United Safety Alliance, Inc.), has been honored again with two trucking industry communications awards. The awards recognize excellence in trucking industry journalism, education and communications.
Founded in 1986, Ol’ Blue, USA is a non-profit organization dedicated to highway safety education, particularly in regards to safety among large vehicles, and to fostering relations between the motoring public, law enforcement and commercial drivers.
Ol’ Blue, USA’s trucking industry communications awards were presented during the Annual Truck Writers of North America’s Trucking Industry Awards Banquet, held during the March Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, KY.
Truck Writers of North America (TWNA), is a non-profit organization of professionals who are involved in gathering, writing and reporting news and information about trucks, trucking and the trucking industry. It established its annual trucking industry communications awards to provide a forum for recognizing the positive contributions by those in trucking, made both within the industry, and to the community at large.
Ol’ Blue, USA was recognized with the following awards:
- Gold Award in the Radio category for Ol’ Blue, USA’s program, “Ask The Law”™. Awarded to Sr. Trooper Monty Dial of the Texas Highway Patrol and former Staff Sgt. Jim Brokaw with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP).
An ongoing educational effort between Ol’ Blue, USA and commercial law enforcement agencies, the “Ask The Law” program’s specific purpose is to have truckers call or e-mail Ol’ Blue, USA and pose questions to law enforcement officials relating to safety and legal issues concerning commercial vehicles. You can listen to some of the recorded broadcasts at http://www.olblueusa.org/askthelaw/radio/
This ATL Radio banner was shown on the Big Screen at the banquet.
- Silver Award in the Publications category for Ol’ Blue, USA’s program, “Ask The Law™ Q & A” monthly column, now printed in four (4) truck trade publications with a combined circulation of 300,000 monthly. Awarded to Sr. Trooper Monty Dial, Staff Sgt. Jim Brokaw, Officer Chris Sahagun, David Kolman, 10-4 Magazine, Movin’ Out, Through The Gears and The Trucker for their dedication to educating the motoring public about vehicle safety and helping drivers better understand the safety and legal issues concerning commercial vehicles.
This ATL Print Column banner was shown on the Big Screen at the banquet.
Printed in these four truck trade publications, The “Ask The Law Q & A” monthly column publishes the top questions and answers from the “Ask The Law” e-mail program.
The “Ask The Law Q & A” website can be viewed at: http://www.olblueusa.org/AskTheLaw/QA.html
OL’ BLUE, USA’s MISSION
Ol’ Blue, USA works toward its goals of highway safety education and improved relations between the motoring public, law enforcement and commercial drivers by conducting free programs around the country at truck industry events, truck stops, community events and public schools; through articles in publications; and through radio programs.
Its programs take place during Ol’ Blue, USA’s annual Safety Tour™ with its antique 1951 tractor and 53-foot “rolling billboard” trailer that showcases sponsor logos and serves as the stage for the Ol’ Blue team’s simulated truck safety inspections and other safety demonstrations. Conducted with the help of state law enforcement officers, these hands-on inspections and demonstrations help educate truck drivers on important procedures.
The Safety Tour gives visitors the opportunity to ask questions and voice their concerns on safety and legal issues concerning commercial motor vehicles to law enforcement officials. Visit the annual Safety Tour at www.SafetyTour.org
Ol’ Blue, USA’s founder RJ Taylor received TWNA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 for outstanding contributions to the improvement of communications in the trucking industry.
For more information on Ol’ Blue, USA and its many programs, visit www.OlBlueUSA.org or send an E-mail to email@example.com .
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