June Developments At
Van Nuys, Calif. — Ol’ Blue, USA (United Safety Alliance, Inc.) continues its efforts to promote highway safety education and improve relations between the motoring public, law enforcement and commercial drivers. Here are some of its latest developments:
Ol’ Blue, USA founder, RJ Taylor, will be the featured guest on the Loading Dock program (Sirius Radio Channel 147) on June 12 and June 19th. He will be discussing the non-profit organization and talking about the appearance of the Ol’ Blue, USA “Safety Center”™ and the “Ask The Law”™ programs at the Great West Truck Show - Las Vegas (GWTS).
The show is being held June 26, 27 and 28.
Please visit http://www.olblueusa.org/sched.html to view the schedule.
June 25 thru the 27th — Texas Highway Patrol Sr. Trooper Monty Dial and former Nebraska State Patrol Staff Sgt. Jim Brokaw, who participate in Ol’ Blue USA’s award-winning Ask The Law™ radio and print column programs, will also be appearing on the Loading Dock. The officers will be “live” for one-hour (9 to 10 a.m. Central Time) answering driver’s questions, discussing commercial vehicle safety and legal issues. Broadcast times can also be found at: http://www.olblueusa.org/sched.html .
Ask The Law™ programs are an ongoing educational effort between Ol’ Blue, USA and commercial law enforcement agencies. The programs are designed specifically to have CMV drivers and fleets pose questions to law enforcement officials relating to safety and legal issues concerning commercial vehicles.
June 26 thru the 28th - “SAFETY CENTER”™ and
“ASK THE LAW”™ programs at GWTS - LAS VEGAS
Ol’ Blue, USA “Safety Center” will be at booth number 2536 at the Great West Truck Show - Las Vegas.
The Ol’ Blue, USA “Safety Center” is made up of Ol’ Blue USA’s antique 1951 tractor and 53-foot “rolling billboard” trailer that showcases sponsor’s logos. The “Safety Center”, a one-stop for highway safety education, gives visitors the opportunity to ask questions and voice their concerns on safety and legal issues concerning commercial motor vehicles to law enforcement officials.
The “Safety Center” also features simulated roadside vehicle and other safety inspections. Conducted with the help of state law enforcement officers, these inspections help educate truck drivers on important procedures.
For the second time, Ol’ Blue, USA will have an Ask The Law™ booth #2539 as part of its “Safety Center”. Drivers and fleet’s representatives are encouraged to stop by and meet with the law enforcement officers who participate in the Ask The Law programs.
Simulated roadside vehicle and other safety inspections - conducted with the help of state law enforcement officers - will be conducted every hour at the “Safety Center”. There will also be hourly free seminars on Hours-of-Service regulations, logbook demonstrations and hands-on training on Pre- and Post-Trip inspections. It is possible for Ol’ Blue, USA to conduct “free” seminars due to a generous Grant from Truck Writer’s of North America (TWNA) and the sponsorship of GWTS.
Those who will be unable to attend the show may still take part in the action at the Ol’ Blue, USA “Safety Center” by visiting Ol’ Blue, USA’s Web Cam from the show floor. The Web Cam can be found at http://www.olblueusa.org/video .
ASK THE LAW™ monthly Print Column
10-4 Magazine, Movin’ Out, The Trucker and Through The Gears are publishing the column in an effort to help educate commercial drivers on vehicle safety matters. Thanks to these publications, Ol’ Blue, USA is able to bring education to an estimated 300,000 CDL drivers and fleets monthly. Their dedication to others will truly make a difference. The Ask The Law programs can be found at http://www.AskTheLaw.org .
Ol’ Blue, USA™
Founded in 1986, Ol’ Blue, USA is a non-profit organization that 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. This is accomplished at truck industry events, truck stops, community events and public schools, through articles in publications, and through radio programs.
For more information on Ol’ Blue, USA and its many programs, which include school programs and a national safety tour, visit www.OlBlueUSA.org
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