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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 620-408-4450
Northwest Truck Convoy
Starting Location – New for 2020:
Short and Sons Trucking
1016 W US Highway 24
Goodland, KS 67735
Oasis-Petro Travel Center
700 W. Horton, Colby, KS 67835
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 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.
Luke Schulte 620-408-4450 email@example.com
Joe Mentlick 785-443-1682 firstname.lastname@example.org
Darren Kannady 785-728-7676 email@example.com
Tom Sloan 785-675-8540 firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan Quenzer 785-443-3611 email@example.com
Tom Bruggman 785-302-0381 firstname.lastname@example.org
Duane Dinkel 785-953-1459 email@example.com
Chief Joni Showalter 785-890-4570 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Thyfault 785-421-7581 email@example.com
Daryl Goetz 785-673-3311 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.