Truckers line up to help special kids this weekend

For the 27th year in a row, truck drivers will once again demonstrate their generosity and willingness to help a good cause Sunday, May 8, at the annual Mother’s Day Convoy in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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

As of today, 386 drivers have pre-registered for the convoy. Karen Traten, director of Partnerships and Communications for Make-A-Wish of Philadelphia, Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley, urges truckers to show up on Sunday as registration remains open.

She said they hope to have at least 417 trucks to break the world record for the longest convoy. 

Road Pro is once again the presenting sponsor for the event, which promoters call “one of the happiest traffic jams of the year.”

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.

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.