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World’s Largest Truck Convoy Returns to Central Nebraska


HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) – The world’s largest truck convoy passed through Hastings and Grand Island on Saturday.

Many truckers weren’t alone this year either.

Forty-four truckers departed from the Adams County Fairgrounds Saturday morning, many with Nebraska Special Olympics athletes for the Bosselman Travel Center.

The convoy has been a success for many years, but due to COVID-19 athletes have not been allowed to travel with truck drivers for the past two years.

This year, athletes like Cindy Hemberger are happy with the return of running.

“About the whole convoy experience, I like getting in the trucks and driving them around just to see what they’re doing and how they’re doing it,” Hemberger said.

Jay Woodard, truck driver for Walmart, took part in the convoy festivities for his ninth year.

Woodard noted that there’s something that keeps him coming back time after time.

“Knowing that they, they…have more fun than us, and we have a lot of fun, it’s really nice to see the smiles on their faces,” he said.

The Hastings Police Department, Adams County Sheriff’s Office, Hall County Sheriff’s Office, and Nebraska State Patrol officers showed up at the event and also assisted in enforcement. traffic during the convoy.