Delaware's Truck Convoy event is a unique police-escorted convoy through Kent and Sussex Counties is a celebration of the trucking industry and its support of Special Olympics.
Date, Time and Location
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017
Trucks depart at 10:00 a.m. from the Delaware State Fairgrounds (Directions)
TRUCK ROUTE (NEW IN 2017)
Information about the event
Truckers meet at the Fairgrounds and are escorted by law enforcement officers on a route through scenic Southern Delaware before returning to the Fairgrounds for a festival and celebration. (Sponsorship/Vendor Opportunities)
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
We will have designated "Cheer" locations along the route for spectators ... please check back for a map of our 2017 Route and the location of these cheer areas.
History of the event
The 2016 Truck Convoy had 229 trucks raise $52,000. In its 14-year history, the event has raised more than $485,000 for Special Olympics Delaware.
PHOTO GALLERY 2016
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.