2013 Convoy

More than 100 truckers from throughout Nova Scotia and beyond joined forces on September 21 to hold the World’s Largest Truck Convoy. For the second year in a row, Nova Scotia joined three other Canadian provinces to host the only convoy of its kind in Atlantic Canada, to raise $24,593.83 for Special Olympics athletes. Travelling to and from CFB Shearwater, the trucks rolled down the streets of Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, and Eastern Passage to the cheers of hundreds of spectators.

“Truckers understand, from their long hours on the road, the importance of friends and family,” says Anne Marie Shannon, Director of Events and Communications for Special Olympics Nova Scotia. “When truckers get together, amazing things can happen – and today they proved it. The money from this fundraiser will go towards ensuring that Special Olympics programs remain free for all of our athletes, including travel to our national games.

“We’ve had amazing support from our volunteers and sponsors, and the convoy has built strong relationships between our athletes and the broader community. Since last year, many of our truckers and athletes have kept in touch year-round. At first, some truckers can be hesitant to have our athletes ride along in the cab, but by the end of the convoy, you could see them high-fiving and smiling from ear to ear. That’s really powerful.”

With 102 trucks in this year’s convoy, Special Olympics Nova Scotia shattered last year’s benchmark of 57 trucks and nearly $19,000. The local leg of the convoy was part of an international event which united more than 1,000 truckers in 22 states and 4 provinces. After the trucks returned to CFB Shearwater, everyone joined in a celebration event that included barbecue, live music from Bitters & Porter, and the comedic styling of Milo the clown. Children also brought their toy trucks for a miniature convoy.


On September 21, 2013, truckers and companies from across the province joined together to form a mighty convoy. Here are some of the companies who joined us on the big day.

  • Hull Transport (Silver Sponsor) (3)
  • Atlantic CAT (Silver Sponsor)
  • CTV (Media Sponsor)
  • ADIS
  • Armour Transportation (2)
  • Atlantic Tiltload (8)
  • Balloch Trucking
  • Bellz Transportation & Recovery Service
  • Bestway/Pro-Can Trucking Service LTD (3)
  • Blackburn Transport
  • Bluewater Agencies
  • Classic Freight Systems LTD (3)
  • Conrad Transport
  • David Brown United Ltd
  • Dumpsters R Us
  • Elite Trucking Services
  • Fisher Transport Ltd
  • Fisherman’s Market
  • Glenn Fitzgerald Trucking LTD (2)
  • GTL Transportation (6)
  • Halifax Water
  • Harrison R Hudson
  • Holna Farms Services
  • Home Hardware Stores Ltd (3)
  • Hyway Services 1997 Ltd.
  • K & H Sales and Service
  • Kilkare Transport Ltd (6)
  • Leo Beazley Trucking (5)
  • Lockhart Truck Center (2)
  • MacKay’s Truck and Trailer Center (2)
  • Midland (3)
  • MJS Holdings
  • Nova Scotia Power (2)
  • NS Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
  • NSCC
  • Plus Four Trucking
  • Prince Freight Lines Inc.
  • Reid Davis Trucking
  • RGD Transport
  • Ruggles Towing Service LTD
  • Russel Metals
  • Ryder Truck Rentals
  • Shearwater Fire and Emergency Services (2)
  • SLH Transport
  • TJ Mills Express Transport (5)
  • Trevor Young Trucking
  • Trimac Transportation
  • Uniake Trucking
  • Wayne D Davis General Hauling Ltd. (2)


Our convoy wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.

Special Media Sponsor


Silver Guardian Partners

Hull Transport

Awards Ceremony Sponsor


Barbecue Sponsor


Breakfast Sponsor

Revised BTC Logo

Other Media Sponsors


Athlete Sponsor

  • Halifax Transfer
  • Sobeys

Banner Sponsor

  • Men’s Progress Club

Friends of the Convoy

  • Bay Rentals
  • Boston Pizza
  • Becky Kent, MLA
  • Wilson’s Fuels


  • Action Truck Caps
  • Alpha Strike Laser Tag
  • Atlantic Oil Field Supply
  • Auto & Trucking Atlantic
  • Best Western Hotel Burnside
  • Canada Games
  • Carquest
  • CAT Rentals
  • CentraBalance
  • Comfort Orthotics
  • Cummins Eastern Canada
  • East Coast International
  • Eastern Passage Physiotherapy
  • Encana
  • Epicure – Shelly Murphy
  • Freedom Cycle
  • Fresh Prints
  • Future Shop Sydney
  • GoodLife Fitness
  • Graybar Canada
  • Ground Zero Climbing Gym
  • Halifax Metro Centre
  • Hampton Inns
  • Hazmasters
  • Head Shoppe
  • Hewitt Rentals
  • Industrial Safety World
  • Kerr Smart Energy
  • L.J. Fredericks Inv. Ltd.
  • Lockhart Truck Centre
  • Maritime Auto Parts
  • Maritime Hobbies
  • Marriott Inn
  • Mic Mac Mall
  • Nova Enterprises Ltd
  • Pat’s Preserves
  • Peterbilt
  • Privateers Harley Davidson
  • Rona
  • Safety Services Nova Scotia
  • Snore Shop
  • Spartan Industrial Marine
  • Staples
  • Tim Horton’s
  • Trade Center Limited
  • Trucking Human Resource Sector Council Atlantic
  • Ultramar
  • Via Rail
  • Wajax
  • Wakefield Canada
  • Walmart Bayers Lake
  • Walmart Bridgewater
  • Walmart Truro
  • Work Authority

Photo Gallery

Here are just a few of the hundreds of photos taken during the 2013 convoy. Credit: Sean Fisher.