MIDLOTHIAN, Va., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Getloaded, a leading logistics freight matching website, recently joined forces with Special Olympics Virginia, the Virginia State Police, and more than 50 commercial truck drivers to participate in the 2nd annual segment of the World's Largest Truck Convoy. The convoy raised more than $20,000 to support the athletes of Special Olympics Virginia.
"This year's convoy was a huge success," said Fergus Caldicott, Getloaded's General Manager. "We met our collective goal of 50-plus participants and helped raise more than $20,000 for Special Olympics Virginia, which means athletes all over the state will be able to continue following their passion."
The 2012 World's Largest Truck Convoy in Virginia was part of an international event, which unites more than 1,000 truckers across the United States and Canada. After being the founding sponsor of Virginia's first convoy event in 2011, Getloaded was pleased to step up again this year as the presenting sponsor.
This year's event began and ended at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Va. and traveled along Interstates 95, 295, and 64. The convoy, escorted by the Virginia State Police, traveled 60 miles around Greater Richmond and created enormous awareness and support for Special Olympics throughout the Richmond area.
"We have actively supported Special Olympics of Virginia for more than 12 years", added Caldicott, "and we are proud to continue to support such an amazing partnership between Special Olympics, our community, and the trucking industry."
For more than a decade, Getloaded has supported transportation professionals nationwide as the easiest-to-use Internet load board. Members benefit from easily finding high quality loads and qualified carriers through our convenient 24/7 account access on Getloaded.com, Web-enabled mobile phone, free iPhone and Android apps, and knowledgeable customer representatives. We serve owner-operators, shippers, freight forwarders and brokers with customizable memberships designed to address their specific business goals. With hundreds of thousands of loads available nationwide and a network that includes thousands of experienced carriers and freight providers, Getloaded is here to simplify the trucking industry. Learn more at getloaded.com.
About Special Olympics Virginia
Special Olympics Virginia is a year-round program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. It serves more than 11,000 athletes through seven regional offices and 30 area programs. It is one of 52 U.S. programs, and part of a global movement that serves more than 3.7 million athletes in more than 170 counties. Learn more at specialolympicsva.org.
About the World's Largest Truck Convoy
The Truck Convoy is a celebration of the trucking industry and its support of Special Olympics. It is a unique one-day celebration in which law enforcement makes special dispensation and escorts a convoy of trucks through their town. In 2012, convoy events will take place in 23 states and 4 Canadian provinces. Learn more here.