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​2017 Mother’s Day Make-A-Wish Convoy & Truck Show

By Matt Conrad

August, 2017

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The trucking community is one that not only strives to help each other, but also goes out and helps ones outside of the trucking community. When truckers hear about a show that is put on to help people, you can be sure to count on them to be there.

The Make A Wish Foundation of Pennsylvania came up with a big rig convoy thru the years. This convoy is put on to help grant children’s wishes to try to help keep their minds off of their diseases.

The 2017 Mother’s Day Make-A-Wish Convoy & Truck Show, held at Burle Industries in Lancaster, PA, helped show how strong the trucking community is. It also showed how well they pull together to help such a great cause as Make-A-Wish. Although the weather started out with a light drizzle and heavy fog, truckers were rolling in with their lights shining bright to help support the kids. Truckers weren’t going to let a little rain dampen the kids’ day of fun. As the morning turned to the afternoon, the sun brightened the day up and trucks were still rolling into Burle Industries to stage for the convoy. By the times trucks started to leave, you couldn’t find an open spot for a truck to park. As you looked around the show you could find combos and bobtails, both old and new, along with a number of fire trucks. As the convoy took off you could see all the people who were there to support the cause, as people gathered on the side of the roads and highways sitting in lawn chairs to cheer on all the truckers for their kindness. As the convoy of well over 500 trucks returned everyone enjoyed a fun day together filled with family activities. They put together a great show filled with live music, activities for the kids, great food, and of course show stopping trucks as far as the eye can see.

If you want to take part in such a great event or even just go out to see it, make sure you make plans to see the show in 2018.

For more photos from the show, visit Movin’ Out’s online Truck Show Gallery: