Join us on the Big Road!
On August 24th, 2013, join the compassionate army of truck drivers as law enforcement volunteers escort the World's Largest Truck Convoy across the highways and byways in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Special Olymics Texas athletes.
Location: Dallas Convention Center South Parking Lot
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What is the World's Largest Truck Convoy?
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 in Florida, created the Truck Convoy, a one day celebration of the trucking industry to help raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics.
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. A celebration, including brats, burgers and an awards ceremony 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!”
Types of Vehicles Required for the Truck Convoy:
The Dallas portion of the 2013 World’s Largest Truck Convoy will include Class A vehicles all bobtail only due to the in-town route over Dallas’ new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. 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 permitted.
Sponsorships are available, please contact Doug Ray or Samantha Vogel at 214.943.9981.
Are you a LEADER?
If you wish to have your company's truck as the lead truck in the World's Largest Truck Convoy in the state of Texas, you may bid for this privileged position. Bidding for the lead truck will take place by emailing Kristie Crone. BIDS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED THROUGH EMAIL AND THE MINIMUM BID STARTS AT $500. You can check the status of the lead truck bid by logging onto www.sotx.org/truckconvoy. The top bid will be updated on this webpage as they are received. Bidding for Texas's lead truck is scheduled to end on August 23, 2013 at 5:00pm (CST).