September 6, 2014 6:59 pm

World’s largest truck convoy drives around Winnipeg

Nearly 200 trucks gather in Winnipeg for world's largest truck convoy

Ashley Carter/Global News

WINNIPEG – The world’s largest truck convoy rolled around Winnipeg Saturday.

A record breaking 192 trucks did a lap around the Perimeter Highway for the seventh annual spectacle.

It was all for the Special Olympics, raising awareness and money for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

Like shotput thrower Cody Calcutt who got to ride front seat in one of the trucks.

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“It was awesome to be here seven years now, it’s very awesome to be with all the truckers and all the police officers who help out,” said Calcutt.

Calcutt was paired with lead trucker Henri Picton who raised $8,000 for the charity and earned lead trucker for the third year.

“It’s cool, it’s really cool because I really love doing this, it’s the high point of my year. It’s something a driver always dreams of doing and this is the way to do it,” said Picton.

“There’s a lot of pride, a lot of the carriers bring out their shiniest, showiest trucks that you can see here, the best of the best,” said Laura La Palme, Manitoba Trucking Association.

Last year over $55,000 was raised for Manitoba’s Special Olympics and organizers say they’re going to keep on trucking to drive past that mark this year.

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