Truck Convoy

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 celebration of the trucking industry to help raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics. From that single event held in Orlando, FL in 2001, where 97 trucks raised $17,000, the Truck Convoy has expanded dramatically over the years raising millions of dollars for Special Olympics in 26 U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces raising over a million dollars for Special Olympics!

Following a Law Enforcement escorted convoy on a predetermined route celebrations take place with the local communities recognizing participating truckers and the support of the trucking industry. Whatever form the celebration takes, the message is the same:


“Thank you for your support of Special Olympics athletes and for keeping our communities moving!”

Truck owners and drivers must register to join the convoys which parade through local towns and end their journey at a local venue for lunch and awards. A valid driver’s license and proof of insurance are required to participate and walk up registrations are welcome. To register, download the waiver, complete and mail to SOKS, 5280 Foxridge Drive, Mission, KS 66202 or contact one of the event coordinators listed in the brochures.

Want to get involved? Contact Luke Schulte, or 620-408-4450

Northwest Truck Convoy

Starting Location – New for 2020: 
Short and Sons Trucking
1016 W US Highway 24 
Goodland, KS 67735

Ending Location
Oasis-Petro Travel Center
700 W. Horton, Colby, KS 67835


Oakley                                                    Goodland
3 p.m. CT Registration Starts           2 p.m. MT Registration Starts
4 p.m. CT Convoy Starts with           3 p.m. MT Convoy Starts with              
Law Enforcement escort                    Law Enforcement escort

5:00 p.m. Trucks Arrive
5:30 p.m. Dinner, Auction & Entertainment
Dusk: Light Show through Colby
9:00 p.m. Fireworks

Entry Information
Entry fee of $100 per truck with 5 or more wheels.
Entry fee of $25 for classic cars, motorcycles & vehicles with 4 wheels or fewer.
Entry fee includes convoy, one goodie bag, lunch and entertainment.
Additional riders, friends and family are asked to join us at lunch for a freewill donation.
Vehicles must be road safe.

Event Contacts:
Luke Schulte    620-408-4450
Joe Mentlick     785-443-1682
Darren Kannady        785-728-7676
Tom Sloan    785-675-8540
Megan Quenzer          785-443-3611
Tom Bruggman         785-302-0381
Duane Dinkel        785-953-1459
Chief Joni Showalter        785-890-4570
Dan Thyfault      785-421-7581
Daryl Goetz      785-673-3311

Western Kansas communities, Law Enforcement and our trucking friends – You Rock – Thank YOU!

Thanks to all our committees for their planning and dedication, especially Joe & Jane Mentlick, Michelle Leatherwood and Vic Fisher.