Hoffman Estates Truck Convoy
What is the truck Convoy?
The Truck Convoy is a fundraising and awareness event that creates a unique partnership between law enforcement and the trucking industry to raise funds for Special Olympics so athletes can continue to train in year-round sports activities. Officers involved in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics have made the Truck Convoy one of their many annual signature events in Illinois!
The Illinois Convoys
The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run will host three Truck Convoy events in 2023! Our three locations include Hoffman Estates, Tinley Park, and Troy IL. Registration will be available in Summer 2023.
History of the Truck Convoy
The Truck Convoy was conceived in 2001 by Cpl. Norm Schneiderhan, special project coordinator for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. Schneiderhan, who drove a truck for about three years in his father’s trucking company before he entered the field of law enforcement, launched the event for Special Olympics as a way to call attention to the organization among truckers.
For more information on the Tinley Park or Hoffman Estates Truck Convoy, contact Taylor Wiscons at 708-860-2332.
Who can participate?
Trucks welcome in the Convoy include semi-trucks, truck/trailer combination, fire trucks, dump trucks, flat beds, buses, large tow trucks, landscaping, large box trucks, etc. All trucks must be 10-GVW or larger. Hazardous materials or trucks with alcohol/tobacco/etc. names or logos on them are not permitted.
In addition to traditional participants, the Hoffman Estates Truck Convoy will host the annual Squad Haul. Lowboys, flat beds and rollback tow trucks are invited to haul a marked Police Squad Car in the Convoy. Both trucks and squads must register online in advance through this site. Squad registration is $50.
Have multiple vehicles you’d like to enter into the Truck Convoy or interest in participating at more than one of the Truck Convoy locations? Consider becoming a sponsor! To find out more about the different sponsorship opportunities please click here!
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