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2017 Date Set: September 15th & 16th

World's Largest Truck Convoy

The Lead Truck Bid is closed.

2017 Registration packets can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

Join the 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 on September 15-16th, 2017 to help raise money and awareness for Special Olympics. This year celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Truck Convoy in Nebraska! All funds raised from the event will benefit Nebraska Special Olympics Athletes. The Truck Convoy will start at the Adams County Fairgrounds 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 to Special Olympics Nebraska and meet at the Adams County Fairgrounds 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 Truck Convoy is on the 16th of September, there are a lot events planned around the weekend of the Truck Convoy. On September 15th there will be a picnic, outdoor games, a raffle and entertainment at the fairgrounds for all the Convoy participants, and athletes. Then following the Truck Convoy on the 16th there will be a cookout for lunch, an auction and an awards ceremony at Bosselman’s. Awards will be given to drivers in the categories of: Lead Truck, Largest Fleet, Farthest Distance Traveled and Athlete’s Choice. Often times, participants find the events before and after the Truck Convoy to be the most fun and rewarding aspects of the event.

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 Kellar at kkellar@sone.org. BIDS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED THROUGH EMAIL AND THE MINIMUM BID STARTS AT $500. You can check the status of the lead truck bid at the top of this page. The bid will be updated daily as they are received. Bidding for Nebraska’s lead truck is scheduled to end on September 5, 2017 at 5:00pm (CST).

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.

For more information on the Nebraska Convoy contact:
Katie Kellar, Special Olympics Nebraska, at 1-800-247-0105 or kkellar@sone.org,
Roger Duering, Truck Convoy Coordinator, at 402-469-4348.