About Truck Convoy
What is the World's Largest Truck Convoy?
The Truck Convoy®is a celebration of the trucking industry and its support of Special Olympics. It is a unique one-day celebration in which law enforcement makes special dispensation and escorts a convoy of trucks up to 30 miles through their town.
Truckers meet at a staging location and are escorted in convoy to a predetermined destination, such as a raceway, fairgrounds or truck stop, where they are welcomed by the Special Olympics community - athletes, families, friends, colleagues, law enforcement officers, and the organizations, companies and agencies that make up the trucking industry. A celebration - a picnic, barbeque, awards ceremony, etc. is held to recognize participating truckers and the support of the trucking industry. Whatever form the celebration takes, the message is the same: “Thank you for your support of Special Olympics athletes and for keeping our communities moving!”
Inspired by the powerful impact Special Olympics had on his life through his participation in the Law Enforcement Torch Run®, combined with his family’s involvement with the trucking industry, Norm Schneiderhan, a Corporal with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, created the Truck Convoy, a one-day celebration of the trucking industry to help raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics.
2012 Truck Convoy - Where?
Events will take place in 23 States and 4 Canadian Provinces. No matter where you find yourself on September 15, 2012, a Special Olympics Truck Convoy will be close by.Check out the web site www.worldslargesttruckconvoy.com for specific local event information.
Types of Vehicles Required
Semi-trucks, truck/trailer combinations, large trucks, low-boys, dump trucks, flat beds, buses, large tow trucks, large box trucks, etc.All trucks entering the convoy must be of 10-GVW or larger.
Please Note: No Hazardous Materials or Trucks with Alcohol or Tobacco Names or Logos are Permitted.