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, barbecue, awards ceremony, etc. is held to recognize participating truckers and the support of the trucking industry wherever form the celebration takes, the message is the same: "Thank you for the 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 Sheriffs Department, created the Truck Convoy a one—day celebration of the trucking industry to help raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics.