Inspired by the powerful impact Special Olympics had on his life through his participation in the Law Enforcement Torch Run, combined with his family’s involvement with the trucking industry, Norm Schneiderhan, a Corporal with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, created the Truck Convoy, a one-day celebration of the trucking industry to help raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics.
Since 2001, the convoy has spread from Florida to encompass 24 states and four provinces. In 2012, Nova Scotia joined Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan to add our province to the World’s Largest Truck Convoy sites.
In 2012, Special Olympics Nova Scotia was approached by a truck driver who wanted to make a difference in the province where he lived. He had heard of this “Mighty Convoy” from other drivers and was inspired to bring the event to Nova Scotia. It was through the vision of Don Mullens and his family the convoy began here and since then the Nova Scotia event has grown to be the largest in North America both in number of trucks (200) and funds raised (over $750,000 in nine years).