October 3, 2013, (Springfield, Missouri) – On September 27, Prime Inc. was a presenting sponsor for the World’s Largest Truck Convoy® for Special Olympics, which is a celebration of the trucking industry and its support of Special Olympics. It was a unique one-day event where Prime inc. driving professionals and trucks had the opportunity to allow a Special Olympics athlete to ride along with them in the convoy. The convoy began at 4 State Trucks in Joplin, Mo., and ended in downtown Joplin with a festival featuring live music, food, and trucks on display.
The event drew 234 trucks, 25 of which represented Prime Inc. and included 33 Prime driving associates. In the convoy were Special Olympian Mark Havin of St. Clair, Missouri who got to ride along in the convoy with Prime associate Jerome Lobo of Springfield, Missouri. Mark Havin is the younger brother of Andrea Mueller from Prime’s Recruiting Department. Special Olympian Ashley Dunlap from Nevada, Missouri, got to ride along with Prime’s Mike Rinehart of Sun City, California.
Following the event, Prime driving associates expressed great pride and enjoyment in taking part in the convoy. “What a sight to see 25 bobtails heading west on I-44. Then in Joplin, 230+ trucks. Very proud to be part of the Prime family,” said Prime’s Brenda Wilson.
Prime associate Christopher Cunningham said, “I am proud to work for a company that is helping everything they come in contact with. Thank you Prime Inc.”
According to the Special Olympics web site, the event is a great way to generate support for Special Olympians while highlighting the importance of trucking in keeping our country’s goods moving. The event brought in a total of over $50,000 in donations which will go to support the Special Olympic athletes and events in the state of Missouri.
Posted on October 14, 2013
by Prime Inc.