Truckers continue to make a statement as they help special athletes achieve their goals.
Saturday morning, Bosselman's Truck Stop hosts a luncheon to celebrate the World's Largest Convoy for Special Olympics. It's a long-standing tradition with 28 truckers and their companies making a concerted effort to help these athletes.
While drivers may lose pay or work days, they say the interaction is well worth the sacrifice.
"With the high cost of fuel nowadays, they could be out there making money hauling right now," said Hastings Police Department's Captain Gene Boner. "And they decided to give back to Special Olympics and forego that, and I think people don't realize how much they're giving up."
"There's a lot of drivers that are owner operators that's gotta pay for their own fuel take their own time off and stuff like that, and there's a lot of company drivers that lose two days of pay," said FCC driver Reuben Dupsky. "But I'd rather lose 3 days of pay to maybe see a smile on these athlete's faces."
Organizers hope to ultimately see as many as 50 truckers be part of this convoy as word travels through trucking industry.