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May 2006 - Update on our calendar of events for May and June.
Ask The Law™ “live” Radio Programs:
Again for two days, we will be doing a total of 14-hours of live radio broadcasts. This is a great opportunity for drivers to call in on the toll-free numbers and ask questions related to safety and legal issues concerning commercial motor vehicles to law enforcement officials.
On the Ask The Law™ “live” Radio Programs, drivers always get honest and direct answers from Sr. Trooper Monty Dial with Texas Highway Patrol, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, and other law enforcement officials.
May 31 - Midnight Trucking Radio Network from midnight till 5 a.m. (CT).
May 31 - Open Road Café from 6 till 10 a.m. (CT).
June 1 - Open Road Café from 5 till 10 a.m. (CT).
For the second year in a row, Sr. Trooper Monty Dial , Staff Sgt. Jim Brokaw and Ol' Blue, USA's Ask The Law radio program were awarded the Truck Writers of North America's Gold Award - Radio at the MATS Truck Show banquet in March.
Ask The Law™ “Q & A” Column – June:
This will be the third issue of our column now appearing in 10-4 Magazine , Movin' Out and The Trucker . The Ask The Law “Q & A” Column was put together for the people who cannot get on the Internet to keep up-to-date with currant regulations, misunderstanding of some laws and Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) law changes. The questions come from our radio and E-mail programs from CMV drivers. Answers come directly from law enforcement agencies that work with Ol' Blue, USA to help drivers and fleets keep safe.
To view the columns online, go to http://www.olblueusa.org/AskTheLaw/QA.html
“Safety Center”™ - June 15 – 17 at The Truck Show - Las Vegas :
Ol' Blue , USA is setting up its Safety Center at The Truck Show - Las Vegas to bring the ultimate information to the CMV driver. This year Ol' Blue, USA is very proud to announce that the Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) will again be working with us.
Ol' Blue , USA 's Ask The Law™ Programs have been bombarded with questions regarding the new Hours-of-Service regulations. For this reason, Ol' Blue, USA is bringing back our large log book page display board. A trooper from NHP and Staff Sgt. Jim Brokaw from Nebraska State Patrol will be on hand to answer questions and help with your log books.
Sgt. Brokaw developed the Hours-of-Service presentation that can be viewed on the Ol' Blue, USA Website. Go to http://www.AskTheLaw.org and then click the button that says “Log Book Presentation .”
Kids Safety Center and Big Wheels, Little Kids Programs:
Ol' Blue , USA is proud to announce that, once again, Truck Writers of North America has provided us with a generous grant to keep Ol' Blue, USA 's Big Wheels, Little Kids Program going. Information on the program can be viewed at www.KidsSafetyCenter.org .
Other calendar of events can also be found on our Website at www.SafetyTour.org
Founded 20 years ago, Ol' Blue, USA is a non-profit chartable organization dedicated to highway safety education, and to improving relations between the motoring public, law enforcement and commercial drivers. It works toward these goals by conducting free programs at truck industry events, truck stops, community events, public schools, publications and radio programs around the country.
For more information on Ol' Blue, USA and its many programs, visit www.OlBlueUSA.org or send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .