WYDOT 5300 Bishop Blvd - Cheyenne
Saturday, September 18, 2021
WHAT IS THE TRUCK CONVOY® to SUPPORT SPECIAL OLYMPICS WYOMING?
The Truck Convoy® is a celebration of the trucking industry and its support of Special Olympics Wyoming athletes. It is a unique one-day celebration in which law enforcement escorts a convoy of trucks up to 50 miles through their respective towns across the U.S and Canada. EVENTS TAKE PLACE IN 32 STATES AND 2 PROVINCES IN CANADA.
Truckers and Law Enforcement meet up and stage a convoy through Cheyenne Wyoming to support more than 1,600 children and adults with intellectual disabilities that currently compete in Special Olympics Wyoming. Special Olympics Wyoming offers 16 Olympic-type sports; aquatics, basketball, bocce, cycling, equestrian, golf, powerlifting, softball, soccer, tennis alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, bowling, and MATP (Motor Activities Training Program)
Inspired by the powerful impact Special Olympics had on his life through his participation in the Law Enforcement Torch Run®, combined with his family's involvement with the trucking industry, Norm Schneiderhan, a Corporal with the Orange County Sheriff's Department, created the Truck Convoy, a one-day celebration of the trucking industry to help raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics.
Athletes celebrate the support from The Trucking Association and Law Enforcement community; funds raised to benefit Special Olympics Wyoming athletes.
** TYPES OF VEHICLES REQUIRED Semi-trucks, truck/trailer combinations, large trucks low-boys, dump trucks, flatbeds, buses, large tow trucks, large box trucks, etc. All trucks entering the convoy must be of lO-GVW or larger. Please note: Trucks carrying Hazardous Materials are NOT permitted to participate in the convoy.
Thank you, 2020 Sponsors, donors, Law Enforcement agencies, Special Olympics Wyoming athletes, families, and volunteers. Your support helped raise awareness and over $6,200.00 for Special Olympics Wyoming athletes.
Shake the Bush Sponsor - Tri-State Commodities
Hammer Down Sponsors - Wyoming Trucking Association
Georgia Overdrive - Equality State Transport Inc, Peterbilt of Wyoming, Sutherland Trucking, Transpro Burgener Trucking, and Walmart Transportation Cheyenne
King Pins - ABF Freight Systems, Big A;'s Towing & Recovery LLC, DHC Trucking, Laramie County Fire District #1, MLT Trucking, Pocono Coast Transport, Red Monkey CB, Silver Tip Transport, Sorensen's Cattlecruisers, Inc., Victor & Son, and Walmart Transporation-Loveland
Wyoming Highway Patrol, Wyoming State Parks, Laramie County Sheriff's Department, and Cheyenne Police Department worked hard to organize the 2020 Truck Convoy together with support from WYDOT.