Photo: Make-A-Wish

Photo: Make-A-Wish

Thousands of spectators lined the roads in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, area as hundreds of truckers (and some unusual other vehicles) took part in the annual Make-A-Wish Mother's Day Truck Convoy, Sunday, May 10, 2015.

More than 100 kids got to ride in the convoy, according to Lancaster Online.

The event, which included the convoy, an auction, games and food, helps to raise money and awareness for the Philadelphia, Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley branch of Make-A-Wish.

According to the organization's website, in 1990, a young man named Matt requested a wish to ride in an 18-wheeler and speak to his sister on a CB radio. Over 40 trucks and drivers showed up to grant the wish and the Mother's Day Truck Convoy was conceived. In 2003 it set the Guinness World Record for "The World's Longest Truck Convoy" with 288 trucks; this year's convoy featured nearly 400 trucks.

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Reporting on trucking since 1990, Deborah is known for her award-winning magazine editorials and in-depth features on diverse issues, from the driver shortage to maintenance to rapidly changing technology.

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