Truckers with routes through the Northeast are being invited
to schedule their loads so that they can join the Pennsylvania convoy for
Special Olympics on Sept. 24.
The convoy, which takes place around Harrisburg’s capital
beltway, is part of the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit
The convoy is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. with a police
escort around the 27-mile-long Interstate 81, Interstate 83 and Route 581
beltway. Participating trucks will return to their staging area at the
Pennsylvania Farm Show parking lot on Cameron Street in Harrisburg for
entertainment, exhibits and other activities after the convoy.
Truckers can bid on being the lead truck, the most coveted
position in the convoy. Qualifying trucks include bobtail semis, truck-trailer
combinations, large trucks, low boys, dump trucks, flat beds, buses and large
tow trucks. A single entry is $100, with other multi-truck sponsorships
“The World’s Largest Truck Convoy helps over 26,000 athletes
participate free of charge in Special Olympics Pennsylvania,” said Janine
Cesare, President of Special Olympics, in a press release. “We are indebted to
the trucking industry and the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Torch Run for their
With its September capital beltway convoy, Pennsylvania
joins 35 other states with convoy events in 2005.
Information about the Pennsylvania convoy is available by
contacting Jim Harrity, director of the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Torch Run,
at (610) 633-2685, by calling Special Olympics at 1-800-700-8585, or by
emailing email@example.com. Information about the convoys and
registration forms for the individual state convoys are on http://www.worldslargesttruckconvoy.com.