World's Largest Truck Convoy ramping up for 2005 event

| 6/17/2005

Special Olympics has quickly become a cause that is near and dear to the hearts of thousands of truckers. So much so that they have been turning out in force in recent years for the World’s Largest Truck Convoy to benefit Special Olympics.

This year, in an attempt to maintain status in the “Guinness Book of World Records,” law enforcement and truckers throughout the United States and Canada will join forces for the World’s Largest Truck Convoy on Sept. 24. Highways in 35 states as well as Alberta and Ontario, Canada, will be lined with an expected 3,000 trucks as they convoy to celebrate their support of the athletes of Special Olympics.

Trucking companies and truckers who want to participate in this year’s event can visit the convoy’s Web site at for more information and a registration packet for the event in their state.

Truckers are encouraged to contact the local representative in the state where they would like to take part. The state representatives can be found on the Web site. But, participants may also call (202) 628-3630 or 1-800-700-8585 for more information.

The minimum donation to participate in the Special Olympics convoy is $100 per truck. Trucking companies bid additional sponsorship funds to win the coveted spot of leading the convoy. Each leg of the convoy in each state will travel anywhere form nine to 30 miles, ending at a celebration site.