World's Largest Truck Convoy®
An army of truckers and law enforcement officers will escort the World's Largest Truck Convoy from Hastings, NE to Grand Island, NE via Hwy 281 on September 19-20, 2014 to help raise money and awareness for Special Olympics. 2014 marks the 11th year of the Truck Convoy in Nebraska. All funds raised from the event will benefit Nebraska Special Olympics Athletes. The Truck Convoy will start at Smith Softball Complex in Hastings and end at Bosselman Travel Center in Grand Island.
To be part of the Convoy truckers simply donate a $100 entry fee, send a completed registration form (download it below) to Special Olympics Nebraska and meet at Smith Softball Complex in Hastings. Participants will be welcomed by Special Olympics athletes and their families, colleagues, law enforcement officers and the organizations that make up the trucking industry.
The Truck Convoy is more than just a convoy, though, it's a great way for truckers and the trucking industry to be involved in the community, send a positive message about the trucking industry and interact with Special Olympic Athletes of Nebraska. While the Convoy is on the 15th, there are a lot events planned around the Convoy. On the 14th there will be a cook-out, softball game, raffle and other activities at Smith Softball Field for all the Convoy participants, and athletes. Then following the Convoy on the 15th there will be another cookout for lunch, an auction and awards ceremony at Bosselman's. Often times, participants find the events before and after the Convoy to be the most fun and rewarding aspects of the Truck Convoy.
TYPES OF VEHICLES REQUIRED
Semi-trucks, truck/trailer combinations, large trucks, low-boys, dump trucks, flat beds, buses, large tow trucks, large box trucks, etc. 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 are Permitted.
BE THE LEAD TRUCK!
If you wish to have your company's truck as the lead truck in the World's Largest Truck Convoy in the state of Nebraska you may bid for this privileged position. Bidding for the lead truck will take place by emailing Katie Ryan at . 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.sone.org and clicking on the Torch Run Special Events page. The bid will be updated daily as they are received. Bidding for Nebraska's lead truck is scheduled to end on September 5, 2014 at 12:00pm (CST).
For more information on the Nebraska Convoy contact:
Katie Ryan, Special Olympics Nebraska, at 1-800-247-0105 or ,
Roger Duering, Truck Convoy Coordinator, at 402-469-4348.
Hastings, NE 68901