Ol Blue, USAs
is the latest to offer HOS help!
Van Nuys, Calif., January 2006 Still confused about the new hours-of-service
(HOS) rules that took effect October 1, 2005? Not
sure how they will impact your driving, resting and off-duty
time? Looking for some answers without wading through
the entire federal regulations?
With the assistance of the Nebraska State Patrol, the Ol Blue, USA
website now provides an easy-to-use, straightforward presentation
of the new HOS rules, complete with sample logbook pages. To
access this information, go to http://www.AskTheLaw.org and
click on the button that says Log Book Presentation from
Nebraska State Patrol.
The 58-page presentation was compiled
by the Nebraska State Patrol, using its own information and
information and interpretations from federal sources. The
slideshow, current as of January 1, 2006, loads fast and is
easy to navigate, and can also be printed.
The use of the Nebraska State
Patrols presentation on the Ol Blue, USA website has been made
possible thanks to the assistance of Sgt.
Jim Brokaw, with the permission of Colonel
The information contained in the
presentation has been used by Sgt. Brokaw to train Nebraska
State Patrol personnel responsible for supervising the troopers
assigned to the patrols Carrier Enforcement Division. The
presentation will also be the basis for in-service refresher
training for the patrols troopers.
We have been flooded with calls
and e-mails from drivers wanting to know how the new Hours
of Service rules will affect them, said RJ Taylor, founder
of Ol Blue, USA. When the opportunity to present this slideshow
was offered to us again, we were very excited.
Ol Blue, USA is dedicated to safety
through education, and this was a terrific opportunity to help
educate not only drivers and fleets, but also media and law
enforcement that have questions about the changes, Taylor noted.
1986, Ol Blue, USA (United Safety Alliance, Inc), a non-profit
501 (c)(3) public charity, at http://www.olblueusa.org is
dedicated to educating the nation on highway safety and improving
relations between law enforcement officials, commercial drivers
and the motoring public.
National Safety Tour, Ol Blue a 1951 antique truck, pulls a
53-foot rolling billboard trailer featuring the charitys supporters,
including Shell Rotella-T, Alcoa Wheel, California Highway
Patrol, Nevada Highway Patrol and U.S. Department of Transportation. In
addition, Ol Blue, USA, conducts simulated truck inspections
at trade shows and truck stops, and takes various programs
to community events and public schools in an effort to teach
safety around all large vehicles. You can visit the Safety
Tour at http://www.SafetyTour.org