What is the World’s Largest Truck Convoy?
The World’s Largest Truck Convoy is a fundraising and awareness event that creates a unique partnership between law enforcement and truckers to raise funds for Special Olympics so they can continue to train in year-round sports activities. Officers involved in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics have made the WLTC one of their many annual signature events. Law enforcement and truckers throughout the United States and Canada will join forces in the fall to hold the World’s Largest Truck Convoy (WLTC).
The Illinois Convoys
Special Olympics Illinois and the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run will partner in 2017 to host three World’s Largest Truck Convoy events! Our three locations include Tinley Park, Hoffman Estates and Troy IL. Details and dates are currently being finalized and additional information will be available in late Spring 2017.
History of the Truck Convoy
The WLTC 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 World’s Largest Truck Convoy, contact Katie Herriott at 309-533-3725.