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11/8/2018
R+L Carriers Supports Special Olympics - North Carolina


Charlotte, NC. – Oct. 20, 2018, A nationwide fleet of professional truck drivers, including 14 drivers representing R+L Carriers, along with local law enforcement officers participated in the 2018 Truck Convoy for Special Olympics North Carolina.


The one-day event is a celebration of support from the freight and logistics industry for Special Olympics athletes and gives event participants the chance to thank law enforcement for their support. This year, local officers escorted an impressive 115-truck convoy through the city of Charlotte.


SONC athletes and families gathered along roads and overpasses to wave signs of encouragement and greeted the drivers with cheers. The day wrapped up with a commencement party that included live music, raffle prizes, a live auction and awards ceremony.


“The opportunity to support Special Olympics with the participation from 14 of our drivers who proudly represented R+L Carriers was exciting to witness, said Greg Bronner, VP of Marketing and Business Critical Solutions. We are appreciative of our team, our industry and local law enforcement who took the time to make this event a success!”


Since 2005, North Carolinas Convoy has contributed significantly to benefit those with intellectual disabilities and to garner support for America’s truck drivers. The World’s Largest Truck Convoy has collaborated with the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics and takes place in over 20 states and four provinces of Canada.


About Special Olympics North Carolina

SOMC is a statewide organization that unleashes the transformative power and joy of sports around the world. Through work in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics North Carolina is addressing inactivity, injustice, intolerance, and social isolation by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, leading to a more welcoming and inclusive society. With the support of coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in 17 Olympic-type sports to nearly 10,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities. | Learn more: NCTruckConvoy.com


About R+L Carriers

Based in the United States, R+L Carriers is a Global Freight Transportation and Logistics company that has remained family-owned and operated since 1965. R+L Carriers offer one of the most comprehensive networks of nationwide service centers for LTL, Truckload, Expedited, and Cross-Border Shipping. In addition to its core value-added shipping solutions, R+L Carriers has a portfolio of services that extends to International Supply Chain Management, Warehousing, and Customs Brokerage. Learn about R+L Carriers’ Worldwide Transportation Solutions: rlc.com | Media: media@rlc.com


 
 
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