Truckers needed to help set convoy record on Mother’s Day

Updated Feb 27, 2016

Promoters call it “one of the happiest traffic jams of the year,” but it might be more accurate to call it “yet another way for the trucking industry to show just how big its heart is.”

500 trucks are sought for this year’s Mother’s Day convoy in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

This Mother’s Day — May 8 — will mark the 27th year of the annual Mother’s Day Convoy in Lancaster, Pennsylvania., which is located between Harrisburg and Philadelphia.

Road Pro is once again the presenting sponsor for the event.

For the past 26 years, hundreds of trucks have gathered to help raise money for Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Northern Delaware & Susquehanna Valley, a charity that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

New this year is the ability for truckers to create their own  online fundraising page. If you need assistance, call (717) 283-4880.

Last year, the convoy raised more than $300,000. Organizers hope to beat that mark by attracting 500 trucks and setting a new world record for longest truck convoy.

The convoy assembles at the Burle Business Park in Lancaster and events get started at 8:30 a.m. Plans call for the convoy to depart the business park at 1:30 p.m., travel to Ephrata, Pennsylvania and return.

Registration deadline is April 20.

Click here to find out how to participate in the Convoy.