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      Ol' Blue, USA NEWS for December, 2000

    Christmas Comes Early for Ol’ Blue, USA®

    December 2000, Van Nuys, CA: Ol’ Blue, USA (United Safety Alliance, Inc.) received early Christmas gifts this year at the Great American Truck Show (GATS) in Dallas Texas. Charitable donations from several trucking industry groups has helped the program, "Big Wheels, Little Kids", continue to be successful.

    '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.

    TruckNet President, Craig Zweiner on behalf of TruckNet ® and iFleet ®, presented a $10,000 donation to the "Big Wheels, Little Kids" program. "We have long known and supported the value of the Ol’ Blue, USA’s school visitation program." Zwiener said, "Other trucking industry interests are challenged to also contribute!" TruckNet is a full service online resource for drivers, carriers and trucking families and is a subsidiary of iFleet, a provider of information technology to the commercial truck and automotive fleet markets. Information is also available about Truck.Net on the Internet at www.truck.net

    Making a $1,000 donation on behalf of Trucker Writers of North America (TWNA) was Vice-President, Bill Hudgins of TA's Road King magazine, "The money is to be used to assist with Ol’ Blue, USA’s highway safety efforts with schools." TWNA, is an organization of professionals' writers and representative within the trucking industry who generate, gather and report news and information about the trucking industry. Information is also available about TWNA on the Internet at www.twna.org

    Loved Ones And Drivers Support © (LOADS) an international supportive forum for truckers families, presented Ol' Blue, USA with additional funds to continue the success of the "Big Wheels, Little Kids" campaign. Founder and Administrator, Kathy Harders, stated "That we need to remember the children and their safety. This program must continue to strive forward to give safety to every child in America." Information is also available about LOADS on the Internet at www.loads.org

    Many thanks to Trade Show Television Network and Atticus Productions for helping us promote our programs at the GATS. Both companies generously donated their time and energies by shooting videos of our "Safety Center 2000"© and press conference for cable television as well as streaming video for the Internet. You can view Trade Show Television Network at www.tstn.net, and Atticus Productions at www.atticusproductions.com.

    Under the Ol' Blue, USA program, "Big Wheels, Little Kids" school visitation program takes ‘Ol’ Blue’ to schools to give students an up close and personal view of trucking and the safety considerations large vehicles and car drivers face. "Big Wheels ,Little Kids" information is also available on the Internet at: www.olblueusa.org/schools/schools.html

    Ol’ Blue, USA is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) educational organization dedicated to promoting highway safety. Founded in 1986, Ol’ Blue USA has a 53-foot rolling billboard trailer that spreads the word about "People Working Together For Highway Safety ®." The rig travels around the country conducting hands-on programs at trade shows, truck stops, rest areas, community events and public schools promoting traffic safety, large vehicle safety and accident avoidance, along with improving relations between law enforcement, commercial drivers and the motoring public. Information is also available about Ol’ Blue, USA on the Internet at http://www.olbueusa.org.



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