More than 500 trucks participate in annual Mother’s Day convoy
May 14, 2018
•Land Line Staff
The 29th annual Mother’s Day Truck Convoy in Lancaster, Pa., drew the third-largest turnout in the history of the show as more than 500 trucks participated for the third consecutive year.
According to a Facebook post on May 13 from the account Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley, 539 trucks drove in the convoy.
“It’s official, folks,” the Facebook post said. “Today the 29th annual Mother’s Day Truck Convoy became the third largest convoy in our history!!”
According to Mother’s Day Truck Convoy officials, 595 trucks participated in 2017, and 590 took part in 2016. Even more important, each of the past two years generated hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The Pennsylvania convoy started in 1990 after a Wish kid asked to ride in an 18-wheeler and speak to his sister on a CB radio. More than 40 trucks and drivers attended the inaugural event in order to make sure his wish was granted. Over the years, the event has grown to hundreds of trucks and many Wish kid passengers.