On September 19, truckers and law enforcement officers joined together to raise more than $137,000 for Special Olympics Wisconsin at the 11th Annual World’s Largest Truck Convoy. R+L Carriers was honored to participate in this incredible event for the 7th year. The World’s Largest Truck Convoy is part of a national effort to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics. This event also marks the end of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (Sept. 14-20) and honors some of Special Olympics’ biggest supporters – the men and women who move America.
At R+L Carriers, we recognize the importance of supporting our communities through unique events which allow us to showcase the heart and soul of our team. Drivers Paul and Scott joined the convoy with the Bose Rides Truck and Lima Company Memorial Hauler. The Lima Company Memorial Hauler won the 2014 “Best in Show” award.
Their commitment to support Special Olympics at The World’s Largest Truck Convoy is an inspiration to all of us. The community efforts of our drivers often go unsung, but that does not stop them from continuously giving their time.
The convoy featured a record 197 trucks representing 90 companies and the event raised a record $137,000 for the athletes that participate in Special Olympics Wisconsin. Over the past 11 years, Wisconsin’s Truck Convoy has raised more than $958,621.80 for Special Olympics Wisconsin with a total of 1,240 trucks! The World’s Largest Truck Convoy continues to increase in popularity throughout the trucking community and now occurs in 26 states and four Canadian provinces.