Trucking industry-based events in Virginia raises funds for the Special Olympics
To help raise awareness and funds for philanthropic causes, organizations often establish enticing events in hopes of drawing large attendances to fuel donations. At these events, light security details equipped with reliable communications devices, such as the Motorola EX500, BPR40 and CP185 are often necessary to ensure the safety of participants and attendees.
In Richmond, Virginia, Getloaded, a trucking and transportation services business, recently held an event it calls "The Largest Truck Convoy" in an effort to raise funds for the Special Olympics. In the release from the company, it notes that this was the first time Virginia hosted the event, while in other years the rally was based in Canada and other parts of the United States.
The convoy was stretched over 55 miles this year, necessitating a broad range of safety personnel using reliable devices such as Motorola two-way radios.
"Getloaded has actively supported Special Olympics of Virginia for over a decade, at events including the Summer Olympic Games, Polar Plunge and Over the Edge," Getloaded general manager Fergus Caldicott explained in the release. "So, we jumped at the opportunity to combine two passions – the trucking industry and philantrhopy – by bringing the World's Largest Truck Convoy to Virginia for the first time."