21st annual Truck Convoy rolling into Harrington this weekend


HARRINGTON, Del. – The 21st annual Truck Convoy is making a return this Saturday at the Delaware State Fairgrounds.

More than 200 truckers are slated to go on a 29-mile scenic ride through Kent County and will be escorted by law enforcement. Some of the events biggest partners include Perdue Farms and Walmart.

Organizers told 47ABC it’s a celebration of the state’s trucking industry, allowing truckers the opportunity to connect.

It’s also a big fundraiser effort, as the money goes to support the Special Olympics of Delaware athletes, health education, training, and more. “We are the only state in the country where athletes can compete completely free regardless of their family’s background or income. That’s what those funds go towards,” Director of Media Relations Jon Buzby said.

“We have some truckers who tell us they’re leaving this event and going right on the road afterwards for a week. That’s how important this event is to them. They spend the last morning before a long trip coming to an event to support it and just being part of what has become a tribute to the trucking industry.”

Over a two-decade stretch, the event has raised more than $775,000 which has benefitted more than 4,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

The program starts at 9:30 a.m. and trucks will depart for the ride at 10:30 a.m.

Truckers who want to participate in the ride have until midnight to register. To do so, click here

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