An army of truckers and law enforcement officers will escort the World's Largest Truck Convoy from Hastings to Grand Island via Hwy 281 on Sept. 14-15, to help raise money and awareness for Special Olympics.
The Hastings Police Department, Nebraska State Patrol, Adams County Sheriff's Office, and other local law enforcement agencies are again sponsoring the 9th year of the World's Largest Truck Convoy.
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.
The Convoy is on Saturday, Sept. 15. 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.
To be part of the Convoy truckers need to donate a $100 entry fee, send a completed registration form (World's Largest Truck Convoy Registration Packet) 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 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.
Only certain trucks will be allowed to participate. Those trucks are: 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.
No hazardous materials or trucks with alcohol or tobacco names or logos are permitted.
If you wish to have your company's truck as the lead truck in the World's Largest Truck Convoy you may bid for this privileged position. Bidding for the lead truck will take place by emailing Katie Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bids will only be accepted through email, and the opening 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 4, 2012 at
For more information on the Nebraska Convoy contact, Katie Ryan, Special Olympics Nebraska, at 1-800-247-0105 or email@example.com. You can also contact, Roger Duering, truck convoy coordinator, at 402-469-4348.