Truck Convoy

Hundreds of trucks annually take part in the Truck Convoy, which travels 28 miles through scenic Sussex County.

Hundreds of trucks annually take part in the Truck Convoy, which travels 28 miles through scenic Sussex County.

Delaware's Truck Convoy, sponsored by FedEx Ground and Walmart, is part of The World’s Largest Truck Convoy® fundraising event. This unique police-escorted convoy through Kent and Sussex Counties is a celebration of the trucking industry and its support of Special Olympics.

The event is supported by Perdue, WBOC, Fox 21 Delmarva, Delaware State Fairgrounds, Department of Transportation and Delaware Law Enforcement for Special Olympics.

 

2014 Truck Convoy Date, time and location

Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014
Time:  Registration from 7:30 - 9:30am
          Convoy begins at 10:00 am
Location: Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington

REGISTRATION BROCHURE

2014 Route

Directions to Delaware State Fairgrounds

 

Information about the event

Truckers meet at the Fairgrounds and are escorted by law enforcement officers on a 28-mile route through scenic Southern Delaware -- including a parade in downtown Harrington -- before returning to the Fairgrounds for a festival and celebration, sponsored by Perdue.

To participate, truckers (or their companies) must make a $100 donation.

All trucks entering the convoy must be of 10-GVW or larger, but please note that hazardous materials are not permitted.

Special Olympics athletes have the opportunity to ride "shotgun" in the truck cabs during the Convoy. (This is an option for truckers and athletes are accompanied by an adult). Ride shotgun flyer

Spectators can view the Truck Convoy in Harrington (Clarke and Commerce Streets), Milford (Route 14 across from Southern States) and Greenwood (Royal Farms gas station). Map of Route 2014

 

History of the event

The 2013 Truck Convoy had 147 trucks raise $43,000. In its 11-year history, the event has raised more than $333,000 for Special Olympics Delaware.

2013 Photo gallery

Nationally, the Truck Convoy was founded in 2001 by Norm Schneiderhan, a corporal with the Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Department. Schneiderhan, whose family is involved with the trucking industry, was inspired by the powerful impact Special Olympics has had on his life through his participation in the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Originally just a fundraiser for Special Olympics Florida, the Truck Convoy has grown into a national movement with 26 states and four Canadian provinces participating in 2009.

 

For more information contact Lisa Smith at lismith@udel.edu or 302-831-3482.