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 is some of its latest development:
- Ol’ Blue, USA founder RJ Taylor will be the featured guest on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Open Road Café program (Sirius Channel 147) on May 18, May 25 and June 1st. He will be in the show’s studios for the live appearances to discuss the non-profit organization and to talk about the appearance of the Ol’ Blue, USA “Safety Center”® at the Truck Show - Las Vegas. The show is being held June 7, 8 and 9. Please visit http://www.olblueusa.org/sched.html to view the broadcast schedule.
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 logos, plus sponsor displays and exhibits. 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.
- Texas Highway Patrol Sr. Trooper Monty Dial and Nebraska State Patrol Staff Sgt. Jim Brokaw, who participate in Ol’ Blue USA’s award-winning Ask The Law™ radio program, will be also be appearing live on Sirius’ Open Road Café. The officers will be on air June 6, 7 and 8 to discuss commercial vehicle safety and legal issues. Broadcast times can also be found at: http://www.olblueusa.org/sched.html .
Ask The Law™ is an ongoing educational effort between Ol’ Blue, USA and commercial law enforcement agencies. The program is designed specifically to have truckers pose questions to law enforcement officials relating to safety and legal issues concerning commercial vehicles.
TRUCK SHOW - LAS VEGAS
- Ol’ Blue, USA “Safety Center” will be at booth number 2534 at the Truck Show - Las Vegas. Displaying at the “Safety Center” for the first time will be the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Office of Defects Investigations. Officials from this agency will be on hand to discuss vehicle safety defects.
- Also for the first time, Ol’ Blue, USA will have an Ask The Law booth 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 program.
- 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 presentations on hours-of-service regulations, logbook demonstrations and hourly hands-on proper pre- and post-trip inspections.
- 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™
- Through The Gears magazine will begin publishing the Ask The Law column in each issue, starting in June. The award-winning column features the top Ask The Law questions and answers.
Through The Gears joins 10-4 Magazine, Movin’ Out and The Trucker in publishing the column in an effort to help educate commercial drivers on vehicle safety matters. The Ask The Law programs can be found at http://www.AskTheLaw.org .
- The name “Safety Center” is now finally a Registered Trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, for Ol’ Blue, USA
Gary Sherrard – the former president of ITS Management for more than 30 years - came up with the “Safety Center” name for Ol’ Blue, USA’s exhibit at his show nearly 20 years ago.
Ol’ Blue, USA will forever be in Gary’s debt.
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 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 or send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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