Fifty truck drivers helped raise over $15,000 by participating in the first Alabama Special Olympics convoy Sept. 29. Debbie Sumrall, director of the Alabama Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, said she hopes they can double or triple their success next year.
The trucks rolled from Birmingham to Gadsden, about a 45-minute drive.
Meanwhile at the Guilty By Association Trucking Show in Joplin, Missouri, 522 trucks participated in a Special Olympics convoy Sept. 29 that raised over $190,000 for Special Olympics, which is about $70,000 above the event’s previous record, reports Todd Dills for our sister publication Overdrive.
You can watch videos of both convoys below, as well as a drone view of the Alabama convoy courtesy of Montgomery Transport, which had a heavy presence in the convoy.